[Photo by Jeff Brinn]
Dirty Little Rabbits started out as a side project for percussionist Shawn Crahan of Slipknot, but with plans to release a full-length album in April on The End Records, DLR is becoming less of a side project and more of a main event. We've got your first exclusive download for "Hello," from the EP Simon, just released January 20.
Don't be scared by the Slipknot name -- Dirty Little Rabbits are anything but comparable to the face-mask-sporting metal band. Not with the more traditionally pretty vocals of Stella Katsoudas mixed in with a sometimes heavy, sometimes off the wall rock-infused sound. Katsoudas, better known as Stella Soleil, is a former pop star who has just the right amount of personality and vocal range to front such a unique ensemble. Ironically, Crahan wasn't even in the mood to start a new band, but the Rabbits started at just the right time.
“I was very down on my art at the time. I hadn’t really been playing drums much, but a friend of mine had been bugging me to come over and lay down some drums on one of his tracks. My wife encouraged me, so against my wishes I went over and recorded this song and it turned out to be very rewarding. So the next day I was riding a high and my friend called me back up and said, ‘Hey, you should come back down tonight.'"
Next thing you know, one thing leads to another, and low and below, "Hello".
Dirty Little Rabbits "Hello"
MP3 Download - "Hello"