We're Curious Grace & Black Rabbit.
CG&BR is a six-piece indie art rock band that delivers a powerful, groovy-beautiful mix of sounds. The band's Irish roots and strong front women were the inspiration for Grace. The band's psychedelic rock is where the black rabbit came in, like a trickster playing with the dark magic of a D minor chord.
CG&BR plays new wave and punk-inspired rock with bluesy, psychedelic grooves, progressive arrangements, and modern melodies backed by full throttle guitar. Our sound combines Irish/Brit-rock influences with intense electric instrumentation, driving rhythms and often dark lyrical content that evokes the beauty of ruin and renewal.
#WorldOnFire, set to release June 28, is an album for this moment. It was born out of the madness and magic and tedium of living in a Twitter-driven world that can’t tell whether a dream is upside down or downside up. We tapped into the angst… the defiance… the uprising. The result is an album that celebrates complicated dreams, heroines and heroes.
Curious Grace & Black Rabbit is: Tom Erangey (bass, vocals), Mary Erangey (electric cello, vocals), Mike Conley (guitar), Bojan Kolevski (keys), Heidi O’Toole (vocals) and Scott Way (drums).
CG&BR commissioned Swedish artist Mattias Gordon to create the album cover art, a wickedly clever piece of pop surrealism. Gordon also created the animation art for Curious Grace’s 2013 release of Blue Umbrella (an earlier formation of Curious Grace & Black Rabbit).