Potomac, MD band Wabbit consists of the trio Severn Henry, David Ludwig and Craig Messenger. Henry plays the guitar and sings vocals, Ludwig plays the bass and also sings and Messenger plays the drums. Wabbit formed in 2006; since forming they've performed at such venues as 9:30 club. Wabbit's instrumental playing and catchy lyrics create a force of energy that's hard to forget.
Wabbit follows a definite pop rock path, with songs that sound similar to bands such as Simple Plan, Yellowcard, Green Day, The Pixies and Blink 182. Some themes on Wabbit's album Chasing Tail are revenge, love, regret and letting go. Chasing Tail may be full of angst but it isn't a cookie cutter album about teen lust, sung to rainbow pop beats, but one that explores the deepest human struggles. The album's complex lyrics, challenging instrumental arrangements and creative concepts gives it loads of character and charm.
All the tracks on Chasing Tail are highly calculated with their poetic lyrics and layers-upon-layers of instrumental depth. "Gun" opens the album with a bang. The fast beats and emotionally driven lyrics show the elaborate ideologies infused into Chasing Tail. "No Reservations" continues to show the band’s wise perspective by playing off the double meaning of reservation: formal reservation (such as a hotel reservation) and reservations about choices. Somehow "No Reservations" seems free and tightly sewed at the same time.
"Without a Trace" is the catchiest song on Chasing Tail. "Confession" displays a different side to Wabbit. It shows that they can do a slow ballad just as well as their hard rock songs. It has a dreamy quality to it. "Give it a Go" works as a goodbye song and a live life to the fullest anthem. It acts as a direct call to action to the listeners. "Intergalactic Disco" also has a similar anthem theme, but about letting go of reservations and going towards your deepest desires.
The musical influences on Chasing Tail are easy to identify, but Wabbit has their own voice and passion that radiates in every track. Wabbit combines youthful freedom and skilled finesse in Chasing Tail.
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