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Frightened Rabbit Announce Release of "Pedestrian Verse" Available February 5th in North America!
November 07 2012


FRIGHTENED RABBIT ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF âPEDESTRIAN VERSEâ;
ACCLAIMED SCOTTISH ROCK BAND SETS FULL-LENGTH LABEL DEBUT;
âPEDESTRIAN VERSEâ AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 5TH IN NORTH AMERICA



Canvasback/Atlantic recording group Frightened Rabbit has announced details of its eagerly awaited fourth studio album âPEDESTRIAN VERSE.â The forthcoming release, available February 5th in North America, was recorded at the famed Monnow Valley Studio in Rockfield, South Wales with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, David Byrne, Grace Jones).
Commenting on the new album, singer Scott Hutchison says â âThe title is taken from a lyric in âState Hospital.â I felt it was a nicely faceted title, with enough layered meaning to remain open to interpretation. Above all though, it was a gauntlet I threw down for myself. If you call your album âPedestrian Verse,â you can't settle for any old lyric. It forced me to better myself. In fact, I think we all stepped up on this album and I believe that our producer Leo Abrahams had a major role in that step. He threw our music into areas we had not previously imagined. More than any other record we've done this has been a genuine journey of discovery into new ways of working in order to develop and fully realize each of the songs. As a result, I think âPedestrian Verseâ the strongest and most interesting record we've made to date.â

Frightened Rabbit has earned a wide range of critical applause and a fervent international fan following with their emotional melodies and frank lyricism. In September, the band released their âSTATE HOSPITALâ EP, a collection of five songs that, as Hutchison explained, âfor one reason or another did not fit on the full-length record, either thematically or tonally.â âBuilding and surfing crescendos as big as Boeings,â raved SPIN, while Stereogum called the EPâs title track âa sweeping, cinematic anthem.â And Paste Magazine described the collection as âcinematicâ¦tells dramatic tales of war, loneliness and breakdowns.â

As moving and triumphant on stage as they are on record, Frightened Rabbit has performed countless headline shows, as well as sharing stages with such like-minded artists as Modest Mouse and Atlantic labelmates Death Cab for Cutie. The band has also won over audiences at a scope of international festivals, including Glastonbury, T in the Park, Oxegen Festival, and Latitude in the UK, Australiaâs Splendour in the Grass, and our own Lollapalooza and South By SouthWest (SXSW). Having recently completed a sold out North American fall tour, Frightened Rabbit will soon announce a spring dates.

Frightened Rabbit are â Scott Hutchison (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Billy Kennedy (bass), Andy Monaghan (guitar/keys), Grant Hutchison (drums) and Gordon Skene (guitar/keys).

For additional news and information, please visit www.frightenedrabbit.com, www.facebook.com/frightenedrabbit, www.youtube.com/user/frabbittv, and www.twitter.com/frabbits.

[TRACKLISTING ATTACHED]â
FRIGHTENED RABBIT
âPedestrian Verseâ
Available February 5, 2013
(Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records)



1. Acts Of Man
2. Backyard Skulls
3. Holy
4. The Woodpile
5. Late March, Death March
6. December's Traditions
7. Housing (In)
8. Dead Now
9. State Hospital
10. Nitrous Gas
11. Housing (Out)
12. Oil Slick