Live Video: Frightened Rabbit

Photo by Alex Crick

In this gray rain-soaked landscape, The Winter of Mixed Drinks (on FatCat) might very well be the Seattlelite’s anthem for the next 4-6 months. But self-medication aside, Frightened Rabbit exhibits more than just your average meat & potatoes indie band. Their understated pop-sensibilities reflect that of the R.E.M. and Counting Crows of yesteryears. And I mean that in the nicest way possible.

With jangly guitars and heart-on-sleeve lyrics, the Scottish natives don’t use glitz and glamor to pull in their listeners. Just rich harmonious tracks and serious lyrics that hit deep and stick with you, even after the album is over. Frontman Scott Hutchison says the band’s latest album is all about “pushing yourself out to the edge of things and being alone, feeling lost and not knowing where you are.”

I’m gonna go out on a limb and say it’s a little more serious a listen than Weezer’s newest, Lost-inspired effort, Hurley.

Did I mentioned they stopped by KEXP for a lovely four song session in-studio? Check out the videos:

This entry was posted in KEXP, Live Performances, Live Video and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

One Comment

  1. Damion
    Posted December 14, 2010 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Frightened Rabbit are awesome. Thanks KEXP for these video’s and for letting me know they have a new album out.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Donate Now!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

  • Listen Live:

    High Quality AAC+
    Excellent for PC, Mac, iPhones/iPads, Android Devices, tables, iTunes, Winamp, and VLC. High quality audio, low bandwidth

    MP3 Stream
    Best for computers running OSX or Windows with iTunes or the open source VideoLAN Player installed

  • KEXP AND THE UW

    The University of Washington Logo KEXP is a service of the
    University of Washington
  • iTunes and KEXP

    iTunes Logo
    You can now find KEXP under "Eclectic" in iTunes after the demise of the "Public" category, to better represent the diversity of our daytime variety shows and numerous specialty programs.
Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories