Much has changed since we first introduced you to the “apocalyptic western” stylings of Saebra & Carlyle back in January. After officially starting out in late 2017, the duo consisting of longtime friends and project namesakes—singer Saebra Laken and guitarist Carlyle Nowak—has bolstered its catalog with new and improved material. They’ve played out significantly more often this year, including memorable sets at festivals like Center Street Daze, Bay View Bash, and Abby Jeanne’s Cosmic Weekend. Along the way, the band doubled in size, adding King Eye & The Squirts members Jesse Buskov on drums and Ladders’ James Sauer on bass (replacing departed original bassist/King Eye singer Steve Look).
As Saebra & Carlyle prepare to say goodbye to a year Laken says “has been a wild ride, to say the least” with a few more shows in December, the young Milwaukee twosome-turned-quartet will let listeners know what they’ve been up to lately by digitally releasing three songs next week. One of those songs, “Rabbit Hole” finds Laken’s brooding, expressive vocals joining Nowak’s impressive noodling and the potent new rhythm section to craft an energetic, emotionally-driven effort with a haunting ’70s vibe.
You can stream and download the three-song digital release on Monday, November 26. After that, Saebra & Carlyle will play our Halftime Show at Cactus Club on Sunday, December 2, followed by a benefit concert at High Dive that same night. They’ll also be part of a benefit for families separated by deportation at Club Garibaldi on Friday, December 14. Before those shows and next week’s release, you can stream “Rabbit Hole” now.