Rabbit & the Moon
When you see d.biddle, one thing immediately strikes you and that is that d.biddle plays from the heart. There is never a performance that you walk away from thinking 'this band phoned it in.' Furthermore, they are a band that knows how to translate their emotion to recording. D.biddle's songs are at once dark and uplifting, brooding and cathartic. Front man and founder, Duncan Barlow, should know a thing or two about music that evokes emotion in his listeners, as he was the principle songwriter and founder of bands like Endpoint, Guilt, and By the Grace of God (all of which had the reputation of incredible live shows and a cult-like following of fans). d.biddle is a band that leaves it's listeners satisfied. With solid song structures, well-placed and meaningful lyrics, and a tight rhythm section, the band has garnered a reputation as a must see band in the Rocky Mountain region. D.biddle began when Barlow decided to record a few acoustic songs, but over time the project slowly developed into a rock band that gained the reputation as the best live band in Denver, Colorado. There were a few incarnations on the road to the current band, which enlists music veterans Johnathan Till (Hearts of Palm and Roper), Jeff Davenport (Meese, Porlolo, and Dust on the Breakers), and Drew Burleson (Lion Sized and the Symptoms). 2008 brings about the bands long awaited third release 'Rabbit and the Moon,' which was recorded with Colin Bricker (Devotchka and The Czars) Spending well over a year on the recording, (throwing out two previously mixed versions in the process). With this new record, d.biddle prove that they are a creative force with which to be reckoned. The songs are compelling, at times bordering epic, and ask for an active engagement with their listeners. D.biddle is currently preparing to embark on a U.S. tour to support the record. We only add real people who like our band. If you're a band or a company and want to add us, your request must come with a personal letter in our in box. Real people, you don't need to do this. WESTWORD BEST OF 08 - Best Live Band (2008) D.biddle is basically the brainchild of frontman Duncan Barlow, a member of the semi-legendary hardcore band Endpoint in the '90s and thus no stranger to musical catharsis. When he started performing with this band, he focused on quieter but no less intense songwriting. The result has always been good, but the current incarnation of d.biddle has proved the best vehicle for Barlow's thoughtful, incisive songwriting. In years past, a d.biddle show could be a contemplative affair, but you always got the sense that Barlow was ready to bring back a touch of the raw emotionalism he was so good at summoning. It's there today, and the outfit's mixture of brooding atmosphere and fiery emotions makes for one of the scene's most impressive and inspiring performances. -------------------------------------------------------- Violin and vocal melodies on Poor Mouth composed by Elin Palmer and Frieda Stalheim. Violin on Poor Mouth performed by Freida Stalheim and Carrie Beeder. Cello on Poor Mouth and strings on all other songs performed by Carrie Beeder. Piano on Red Eyes by Tim Husmann. Accordion on Red Eyes by Tom Hagerman. Backing vocals on Black Sails and Poor Mouth by Anne Snyder. Vocals on King Kong by d.biddle, Anne Snyder and Josh Bergstrand. Cover Photography by Tod Kapke. Layout by Jonathan Till and Duncan Barlow. Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Notably Fine Audio, Denver, Colorado by Colin Bricker and d.biddle. This recording would not be possible without the patience and talents of Colin Bricker. His help was invaluable to us and we thank him from the bottom of our hearts. All songs written by d.biddle, 2008 hungerfeast SESAC. Copyright 2008. d.biddle is: Duncan Barlow, Jeff Davenport, Rob Burleson, Jonathan Till.