Dot Com Day Stage Austin Convention Center (500 E Cesar Chavez St (Exhibit Hall D))
Artists: Pepper Rabbit
About: Pepper Rabbit formed when the band’s principal songwriter, Xander Singh, was recording what was to be a solo album in New Orleans. Eventually, he recognized in his friend, Luc Laurent, an excellent drummer and musical companion. The two joined forces and named themselves Pepper Rabbit, playing scattered shows in New Orleans and at such events like the Pop Montreal Music Festival. Xander and Luc relocated to the West Coast, and the band have now toured the area several times and garnered a devoted following of fellow psych-pop enthusiasts through word-of-mouth, blog buzz, and their incredible live shows. Live, the band rely on samplers, loopers and their raw talent to create a soundscape that is meant to transport the audience to whatever psychedelic realm the band deem fitting. Beauregard will be released October 26th with a national tour to follow and, surely, widespread critical acclaim. L.A. may be a wild and crazy place, but Pepper Rabbit have shaped a truly inspiring, tranquil world amidst the chaos, and that is no small feat. Keep your ears peeled, and follow them into the future.