California's ultimate postmodern,
intergalactic pop provocateur
as claimed the LA Weekly and voted Best Front Woman of Coachella Valley at the 2015 Coachella Valley Weekly Music Awards. Jesika von Rabbit, the former frontwoman of Joshua Tree’s hi-desert trailblazers, Gram Rabbit, is about to release her second solo album Dessert Rock the follow-up to her 2015 release Journey Mitchell, both on Dionysus Records. While Journey Mitchell is laden with new wave-influenced synths, keyboard melodic and infectious dance beats, Dessert Rock is an avalanche of appetizing amalgams that incorporate hints of calypso, sci-fi, psychedelic, rock, electro and funk.
Jesika’s solo endeavor began with her performing literally solo with two dancers and has evolved into a full band line-up that includes former Gram Rabbit guitarist and independent producer Ethan Allen. JvR has toured with Eagles of Death Metal, performed at Desert Daze and has shared the stage with a diverse roster of acts including Wanda Jackson, Cat Power, and Crystal Method. Dubbed “The Queen of the Hi-Desert”, Jesika even has a menu item named after her at the world renown Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown, CA - the delicious “Nachos von Rabbit”.
Jesika von Rabbit’s original compositions have been licensed to CSI, Life, The Real World, Sons of Anarchy, Crash, Hit & Miss, Crazy Stupid Love and War Inc., as well as a commercial spot for Fruit of the Loom that aired during the 2012 Summer Olympics.
After trailblazing high-desert rock as the front woman in her band Gram Rabbit, Jesika now steps out on her own with a solo project. Part pop princess parody, part desert gypsy, Jesika takes us on a strange trip. Journey Mitchell is laden with new wave influenced synths, keyboard melodics and infectious dance beats. But make no mistake, this is not a collection of pop songs that induce a brief sugar high; Jesika von Rabbit wants to penetrate and disturb you. The undercurrent of Gothic industrial baselines, ghostly echoes and Jesika's hallowing voice leaves resin in your system that will bewitch you long after the music fades.