"...The Tea Club are from Philadelphia, New Jersey, they’re not afraid to nail their colours firmly to their mast and fly directly in to the face of fashion... A lot of consideration gone in to those lyrics, some genuinely intelligent, emotional, passionate, and creative moments here... Rabbit is excellent in terms of progressive melodicness and the clean-cut side of neo-prog conventions, Rabbit is also an album that isn’t afraid to adventure a little now and again, take a little risk or two, real progression if you know what I mean... Pastoral post-rock blending into proper progressiveness..."
-The Organ 'zine, www.organart.com
"...Intensely punkish and atmospheric lyricism stitched with dramatic shifts and structured intentionality is the cloth of progressive rock from which this band is made. Rather than recycling the old prog themes, The Tea Club forges new paths and creates a sound that is immediate and urgent..."
-103.3 WPRB Princeton NJ
"...The Tea Club and producer Tim "Rumblefish" Gilles invested a great deal of heart in this album and their efforts have paid off. It's a piece of work that takes the promise of General Winter and brings it to another level. It feels mysterious, with some slightly dark undercurrent, more ambitious, more complex, a much longer walk down the moonlit trail... Rabbit is true adventures in other worlds, sonic and otherwise. These are tracks which are earnest and intimate. After many spins the full impact comes through: hidden melodies, endless energies, and great intuitions on where they should go with the pieces..."
"...I can’t remember a time where I experienced such listening pleasure going from the first CD to the second. This is such a major leap in every aspect it’s hard to not be impressed at what a band can do when they set their mind to it. The fact The Tea Club still aren’t signed to major label is criminal. Rabbit is such a superb disc... It gets my highest recommendation..."
"...Just like its predecessor, this album fits the time it was made in, and never compromises a thing. Plenty of the elements held within the beautiful packaging are still unconventional and bold in their presentation, but something I feel must be pointed out is that in many ways, Rabbit surpasses what came before. To me, that is more impressive than anything else about this striking release... What else would The Tea Club have up their sleeves? Well, the answer to that is simple: magic... although I didn't quite expect to be this
floored by the whole thing..."
-Micah 'Kain' Rollins
"…The Tea Club demonstrate on Rabbit that they have what it takes to potentially be the next progressive break-out artist…”
-NewEARS (NewEars's Album of the Month of January 2011, "Rabbit")
"...I believe the band has given several steps forward recording a more mature and daring album, yes it's shocking and extremely dissonant through long passages, but hey...Breaking boundaries and causing a strong reaction in the listener is what Progressive Rock is about, and these guys have achieved this without losing the sense of melody... After checking all the songs carefully, I must say that I liked "Rabbit" even more than "General Winter's Secret Museum", the sound is more mature and defined, but most important, they are able to shock the audience, something any good Prog band should expect but few achieve..."
-Ivan Melgar M
released October 9, 2010
Recorded at Big Blue Meenie Studio, Jersey City
Patrick McGowan - Vocals, Guitar
Dan McGowan - Vocals, Guitar
Becky Osenenko - Bass
Kyle Minnick - Drums
With Tom Brislin on Keyboards
Produced by Tim "Rumblefish" Gilles
Album cover by Kendra DeSimone kendradesimone.com