Last year, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno dropped by the Los Angeles studio where BAD RABBITS were recording their debut album with New Jack Swing über-producer Teddy Riley. The multi-genre rock band released a video of the visit and revealed themselves as huge fans of the California alt-metal veterans. Then, out of nowhere, a few days after New Year’s, Bad Rabbits dropped this online cover of Deftones’ “Sextape,” turning a slow atmospheric metal jam into one tripped-out mindfuck of sly cool. Despite circulating heavily on the interwebs the past few weeks, it’s still fresh, and maybe the first must-hear Boston track of 2011. While we wait for the new record, catch Bad Rabbits at the should-be-downstairs Middle East upstairs show on February 12 with Ninjasonic, Moe Pope, and Jasmine Solano. Might want to grab advance tickets for that one; in the meantime, snag the “Sextape” MP3 down below.
DOWNLOAD: Bad Rabbits "Sextape (Deftones cover)" [mp3]