White Rabbits

8 p.m. Wednesday, June 10. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.


$10 in advance, $12 at the door. 314-535-0353.

Anything you can do, White Rabbits can do better. The band's stunning debut, Fort Nightly, earned comparisons to (and helped it tour with) the Walkmen. But Nightly's flat-out jam, "The Plot," took the formula for the latter's song "The Rat" — a propulsive beat, sparkling guitars and a triumphant chorus — and expanded upon it with a hook massive enough for the Rabbits' forebears to hang their hats on in defeat. The Brooklyn-via-Columbia, Missouri, six-man wrecking crew returned with the Britt Daniels-produced It's Frightening, which fulfills Nightly's promise. The title of the LP's lead single, "Percussion Gun," couldn't be more fitting — with drums blazing, the band practically uses its surplus of both style and substance as a weapon, leaving a trail of inferior buzz bands in its wake.