L.A.-based but New Orleans-inspired band Pepper Rabbit released its debut LP, Beauregard, last fall, landing the group tour dates with Passion Pit, Freelance Whales and Ra Ra Riot. Now, the psychedelic chamber-pop duo has announced its sophomore album, Red Velvet Snow Ball, which drops August 9 on Kanine. Named after a flavor of snow cone, the album incorporates a total of 11 instruments—including ukeleles, clarinet, analog loops and horns—into its sound. Band member Xander Singh acquired many of those instruments from the vintage music store where he worked and learned how to play them by watching video lessons on YouTube.


Pepper Rabbit hits the road for its North American tour this summer. The duo plays the Yeti stage at Sasquatch! Festival this weekend before heading across the country for a string of dates with ecstatic folk-rockers Givers. View the tracklist for Red Velvet Snow Ball and the dates for Pepper Rabbit’s summer tour below.


Tracklist For Red Velvet Snow Ball:
01. Lake House
02. Rose Mary Stretch
03. Allison
04. The Annexation Of Puerto Rico
05. Family Planning
06. Murder Room
07. In Search Of Simon Birch
08. Dance Card
09. The Ballad Of Alessandro Moreschi
10. Tiny Fingers


Tour Dates For Pepper Rabbit:
05/28 – George, WA – Sasquatch! Festival
05/29 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
06/09 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
06/10 – Houston, TX – Mangos Cantina
06/12 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl *
06/14 – Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel *
06/16 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *
06/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory #
06/19 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs *
06/20 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore *
06/21 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison *
06/23 – Columbus, OH – The Basement *
06/24 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern *
06/26 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *
06/27 – St Louis, MO – Ciceros *
06/28 – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz Rock N Roll Chicken *
* with Givers
# with Surfer Blood, Eternal Summers, Grooms, Xray Eyeballs and Dream Diary