Jesika von Rabbit’s iTunes, vinyl LP release, and June 2015 shows including an appearance at Portland Gay Pride on June 13
Photo by Marina Chavez
Joshua Tree’s Jesika von Rabbit has released her new LP, “Journey Mitchell” on iTunes. The album will also be available on vinyl (including a vinyl only bonus track) as a co-release on Dionysus Records and von Rabbit’s own Royal Order label, early summer, exclusively at live shows, until its’ official street date via ILD Distribution – to be announced soon.
The lead singer, keyboardist, and songwriter of Gram Rabbit’s first solo outing is a playful, poppy, and psychedelic “sextronic” experience, and includes the track “Psychic Spice” which is the subject of von Rabbit’s first video off the new album. The video, directed by Jessica Janos, starts with von Rabbit auditioning to be a new Spice Girl and unravels into a cornucopia of outrageous imagery featuring a warehouse of weirdos which von Rabbit refers to as her “prairie gangsters”.
After trailblazing high-desert rock as the front woman in her band Gram Rabbit, Jesika now steps out on her own with solo project, “Journey Mitchell.” Her album, music video, and stage show debut this month, with release parties in Los Angeles and Palm Springs. Part pop princess parody, part desert gypsy, Jesika takes us on a strange trip. “Journey Mitchell,” is laden with New Wave influenced synths, keyboard melodics and infectious dance beats. But make no mistake — this is not a collection of pop songs that induce a brief sugar high; Jesika von Rabbit wants to penetrate and disturb you. The undercurrent of gothic industrial baselines, ghostly echoes and Jesika’s hallowing voice, leaves resin in your system that will bewitch you long after the music fades. — Coachella Magazine
von Rabbit will be appearing main stage at Portland Gay Pride on June 13th, 2015 and has also booked shows in San Francisco and Olympia around that date. The show specifics are:
June 11: DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh St., San Francisco, CA 94103
June 13: Portland Gay Pride, Portland OR, main stage, 5:30 showtime
June 14: Cryptopia, 421 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501
and July 18 at Club Undergound (at Grand Star Jazz Club, Chinatown) 943 Sun Mun Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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