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Members of Fierce Bad Rabbit basking in Northern Colorado. Photo courtesy of Darren Mahuron Summit Studios.

MusicShare is a new feature on krfcfm.org. It’s a place for KRFC to share the new local and otherwise outstanding music with you as we discover it. Plus we’ll talk with and about some of our area’s most talented and interesting musical artists.

More than just lists and reviews, KRFC MusicShare gives you a chance to hear these artists every week from a link in your email. Sign up >>>

Our first download comes from our own back yard in Ft. Collins, where just a few hours ago Fierce Bad Rabbit rang in the new year at an album release celebration for their latest recording.

The New Years Eve release date for “The Maestro and The Elephant” should tell you what perennial scene favorites, Fierce Bad Rabbit, might hope to accomplish with their latest album. With their glasses raised nostalgically for the soaring optimism that drove earlier albums, the band opens the new year with a more grounded sound, tighter ensemble work, more mature writing, and deeper collaboration between the band’s members. With the addition of replacement drummer, Max Barcelow and the direction of producer Andrew Berlin the arrangements gel, allowing the band to present their most diverse collection of songs to date, like the ethereal “The Devil Smells Like Country” written and performed by violist, Alana Rolfe and “Apple In Your Hand” which is written and performed by drummer Max Barcelow. Guitarist, Chris Anderson’s writing also benefits from the new collaborative approach. On tracks like “Matter of time” the writing and performances outshine all of their previous recordings.

For me, picking just one track to share would be a bit like choosing which of my friends gets the last seat on the life raft. Fortunately the band made a selection that is both a sterling showcase of their awesome talents and a fitting sendoff for 2012.

Fierce Bad Rabbit’s

Here’s Looking At You

written by Chris Anderson and AJ Masters

Take a listen:
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Take a share:
Here’s Looking At You (right-click to save to your computer)

If you like what you hear and you didn’t get your album through the band’s Kickstarter or at the release show, you can pick up a copy Jan 11 at the Oriental Theater in Denver, Jan 26 at The Fox Theater in Boulder, CO or Jan 28 at Belly Up in Aspen. Visit fiercebad.com for retail and online purchase info.

If you’re in a band or are a musician looking to share your music, email your tracks to Andrew [at] krfcfm [.] org for consideration.

Please note that downloads offered via KRFC MusicShare are intended to introduce you to great talent in KRFC’s community, and are NOT CD-quality recordings. If you want those, please support the artists by buying their music and/or seeing them live.