In the Shadow of a Really Big Rabbit
Widely considered the bastard stepchildren of the Deaf Jim family, Smirk (Don Griswold, Deiv Standal, and Bert Pegg) eschews anything that smacks of pretension. Smirk's second release, ...in the shadow of a really big rabbit, employs equal amounts of wit and punk intensity to skewer every sacred cow in their path, including drug culture, religion and sexuality. Beneath the humor, however, lies a sophistication that takes Smirk's music beyond simple one-liners; their thorough knowledge of different musical styles and pop culture informs everything they do. Does music that's smart, tight and irreverent, appeal to you? Then you need to give Smirk a listen.