It’s overburdened by layers of sound. There are five, and the one right in the middle really can’t be anywhere else. We were still trying to figure out how to work in a studio. It sets the tone for the rest of the album and for much of the band’s work in the future. At the same time, he was probably most excited by songs like “Die Like a Rich Boy” as well. Earlier this year, Frightened Rabbit embarked on a short tour to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their breakthrough album, 2008’s The Midnight Organ Fight. Quietly Now! The discography of Frightened Rabbit consists of five studio albums, two EPs, two live albums, and ten singles.The band released its debut album, Sing the Greys, in 2006 on independent label Hits the Fan, before signing to Fat Cat Records in 2007. Not really. He’s a big whiskey fanatic, and a lovely, lovely man. After they’re mixed or mastered, I give them a cursory run-through. And I still know those people to this day! “Skip the Youth” is a great example of over-the-topness. Frightened Rabbit is on a hot streak. Surging percussion fuels this New Order-influenced track that served as an energetic single from Frightened Rabbit's 2013 album Pedestrian Verse. “You’ve done all this cool shit, you’re probably right!” There are probably times when I should have stepped in. The 10 Best Frightened Rabbit Songs. It’s a harrowing but hopeful set that put the band on the path to bigger shows and bigger recording budgets for subsequent albums—which isn’t something that Hutchison necessarily thinks was a good thing, in hindsight. It’s a tough one. All he wanted to do was talk about Scotch, actually. See more ideas about frightened rabbit, rabbit, frightening. The drum sound on this record is straight-up stolen from In Utero.”. Midnight Organ Flight is full of rousing barnburners that flicker with soul, ballads that ache with masculine vulnerability, and Frightened Rabbit's best song yet, opener "The Modern Leper". I’ve always said that this album is the conclusion of a sound. The rest is history, perhaps. I love this band and I love this album. But that’s not his fault. I can’t underestimate the influence that Leo had on that record, the pure pleasure of working with him and the amazing Tchad Blake. An album has two very distinct sides to it, those being what you actually think about the album now, and what it felt like when you were making it. Painting of a Panic Attack is certainly more polished than Frightened Rabbit’s first album, but it’s remarkable how many variables remain constant. Showing latest 5 ratings for this artist. Holy, The Woodpile, Late March Death March, and Dead Now are my favorites. The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list. I understand that this isn’t a chart that a lot of people would agree with, but in the end I didn’t have much problem putting this one at the top. 'The Midnight Organ Fight' had some indie disco tracks from what I remember. We hadn’t spent any time in a room together, really, before that. Sonically, lyrically, melodically, it’s the culmination of what I personally had been trying to achieve with Frightened Rabbit since Sing The Greys. 1. As a hardcore Frightened Rabbit fan, this is my least favorite album of theirs, but I have it on rotation frequently because this is still a phenomenal album. (*In practice, some artists can have several thousand ratings) Double a Dollar ft. Elliot Paige - Loneliness & the Scream 6. Again, a couple of my favorite songs that we’ve done are on that record, but I feel like some of the humanity was polished off it. In 2008, the band released its second studio album, The Midnight Organ Fight, to … We still play a fair bit of that one live, so I think it survived relatively well. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. Style: Indie Rock. Thinking about songs like “Floating in the Forth”—I didn’t kill myself. Maybe that’s why I like it better. “It’s been done since the end of last year,” says Hutchison, “but we were very much trying to keep it as a surprise. Listen to Frightened Rabbit's brand new EP 'Record Songs' HERE. My memories of it are so blurred, there was not as much thinking as we do now, which is a lovely experience. I thought about it a lot. I’d like to tap into that a little more. So maybe it’s more about being uncomfortable with a few things, and maybe the right kind of errors that allow the humanity to remain in the song. ... 1 /1 10 of Frightened Rabbit's best songs. The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list. A lot of people completely disagree with me, but that’s not up to them right now. It’s a real thing. My favorite Frightened Rabbit song, “Things,” is on that record, but again it’s not quite executed properly. And that was the last song that was written for it, and it was very quick and easy. FATCD70; CD). What happened is we kept the better songs for the second record, and maybe the stragglers went on this one. The best album credited to Frightened Rabbit is The Midnight Organ Fight which is ranked number 1,790 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 945. Yeah, but it wasn’t their fault. It doesn’t work in a timeline of my life—those songs aren’t in order of how it happened to me, but there’s an order that makes sense thematically. Get the Free EP > Sign Up to our mailing list! It’s a real thought. I know! There were points where we ran out of tracks because there were too many guitars on it! There’s five of us on stage putting it together now, and it turns out that’s all you need. And that desperation is real. They're still biting and tearing away at life without losing that wonderful sense of realism,humility and hope that makes them totally unique. Let us know what you think of this artist by adding a comment or assigning a rating below! We were also super prepared for that record. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Frightened Rabbit. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page! They’re better than demos, but we definitely had in our heads, “We’re gonna put this out essentially ourselves,” and to do that with some of our better material would have been a mistake. There was a little bit of miscommunication there, I think, but all in all I’m pretty happy with it. The making of it was difficult and long. Making a record is about trying to channel things that you admire and then essentially failing. (Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. Supposedly sad? I remember an interview where one of you, maybe Grant, even considered the idea that maybe it shouldn’t count as your debut album, because the original 2006 release was so limited. But there’s a lot that I would change about that album… I say that, but I wouldn’t change a fucking thing about it, because that would irritate people. Find Frightened Rabbit discography, albums and singles on AllMusic. Friends from Aaron Desner to Sarah Silverman cover songs from Frightened Rabbit’s 2008 album and prove Scott Hutchison’s enduring talent all over again Published: 12 Jul 2019 . Frightened Rabbit - The Oil Slick (Album Version) From the Album 'Pedestrian Verse' (Track 12 of 15) I Do Not Own The Rights To This Music. And I was thinking, “Why is that?” And listening back to it, I think that some elements of it that I maybe dislike, things about my voice that I don’t think are well performed enough, is what some people like about it. [Laughs]. More about: Frightened Rabbit Gigwise readers have named Frightened Rabbit's Pedestrian Verse album the best release of 2013 so far, beating some seriously stiff competition to top the poll. I was working my way out of some mistakes that I’d made in a relationship. Despite the line-up changes, shifts in location and personal life traumas that have been played out on successive records over the … Frightened Rabbit discography and songs: Music profile for Frightened Rabbit, formed 2003. Pretty fine. Doing an anniversary tour of Midnight Organ Fight—we were doing that because it’s probably our most popular album. This intimate, mostly-acoustic live rendition of their phenomenal album 'Midnight Organ Fight' was recorded in July 2008 in Glasgow and mixed by Mice Parade’s Adam Pierce. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation). Is he still on the edge?” thing. You know how bands sort of have to say “This is our best album” when it comes out? It’s the combination for me that this one encapsulates, of really appreciating how the record turned out, but also truly enjoying and being excited about the process as well. However, I don’t think it’s our most accomplished album. The way that it sounded in my head is not how it came out. But if we were ranking this on the excitement level at the time we were making it, it would probably be number one, because that’s the start of everything for us, there’s no greater time than that. Scott Hutchison: The top two and the bottom two were the hardest. The best album credited to Frightened Rabbit is The Midnight Organ Fight which is ranked number 1,789 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 944. That record has given us our career, essentially. On a purely sonic level, we spent the most amount of time that I ever have on lead and backing vocals. Weirdly, the reasons for the bottom two are quite similar. You can lose a lot of that. Painting of a Panic Attack is Frightened Rabbit ’s fifth album and, with the help of The National ’s Aaron Dessner, might just be their most emotionally mature and rich. Format: MP3 320Kbps. ... Scott Hutchison released a solo album as Owl John this year, which pretty much sounds like it could've been the next Frightened Rabbit album and is a good listen for anyone who's been sticking with the band past the buzz of The Midnight Organ … The band’s rollicking debut, Dance Music, just came out. What I’ve learned since… I say “I” because the first three records, apart from the drums and maybe a couple of other instruments, I played everything on those records and made all the decisions, pretty much. I do think it’s wrongly perceived as a very sad record, although there are some miserable moments on it. The Midnight Organ Fight, an Album by Frightened Rabbit. You did that album’s “Square 9” at one of the Chicago shows this year, which was a surprise. I don’t think I’m unique in that sense. A lot of the feelings had been given time to stew and distill, and I was able to look forward rather than just being in the mire. I remember just making and doing, and in the studio just making sure it got done, because there wasn’t a lot of time. I’m just not sick of it. A lot of friends of mine have said that they really enjoy hearing those songs live, because we reduce it to its necessary parts, you know? This is music for lighthouse keepers. Which is silly, trying to achieve that with three guys in a tiny studio in Glasgow. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. 'The Winter Of Mixed Drinks' is at least. For that reason, it’s in at number two. The Mastersystem project almost feels like a palate cleanser for the next Frightened Rabbit era, which they’re already at work on. I took that forward into other records. It wasn’t a considered move, it wasn’t a concept album, it was made almost ignorantly, you know? If I get a couple of days a week at a seven, fuck, it’s great. The band completed a short 10 year anniversary tour of the album in 2018, in which the band played the album in its entirety. Not long after the Organ Fight shows came surprise news of a Frightened Rabbit side project called Mastersystem, which features Hutchison alongside his brother Grant—also Frightened Rabbits’ drummer—and the guitarist from Editors. Middling. But you’re able to reclaim these songs on stage. Tanner Ford Robertson - Poke 3. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. I think honestly there will only be one anniversary tour, and it’s the one we just did. Frightened Rabbit's Grant Hutchison reveals his love for a chart-topping rising pop star, dissects trendy American indie flicks, and praises his favorite long-running British DJ. Collectively, they’re the strongest songs, but maybe there’s not one on that record that stands out to me. I doubt that highly. Include tracks from compilations & live albums. Size: 124 Mb. We do! | Show all 11 ratings for this artist. I’d say so! For those who are unaware, unlike Survivor, this album ranking is weighted using a linear points system meaning your favourite gets 5 points down to your least favourite getting 1. Bizarrely, Tchad Blake, who has worked on Pearl Jam, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, Tom Waits, he was our bass and drum engineer, just because he loved Leo. What I think I want to bring back is more of that humanity that we had on earlier records. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. Find the latest Frightened Rabbit news, albums and songs reviews and more from Consequence of Sound, your go-to place for music news and 2020 tour updates Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date indicated and are subject to change. Did you feel like using someone who’s known for more lush productions made you head in that direction? The nice thing about that album is I know that we don’t want to make it again. Just after the release of a surprise new side project, the frontman openly discusses the triumphs and missteps of his main band’s catalog. Were there any moments that were particularly hard to re-learn or perform? The only thing that I’m grateful for with that record is that it didn’t kill us off, that we were able to continue making music after it was done. Now With Real Humans - State Hospital 7. For me, that one stands out as the way that I would like to go. Frightened Rabbit was an indie rock band which formed in 2003 in Glasgow, Scotland. The songs quickly fell by the wayside. For that reason, it will probably be the only one that we do an anniversary tour of. Frightened Rabbit is ranked number 942 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 1,685. All of ours. On a purely sonic level, I think we underachieved on that record, because we didn’t know what we were doing. Whose idea was the anniversary tour? Frightened Rabbit Tribute by MW Emoposting, released 09 December 2018 1. And now, going forward, it’s about trying to tap into that same feeling. For me to mention people like Iggy Pop and Nick Cave—you’re not going to hear that on there, but this is me doing a fairly rubbish, soft-Scottish attempt at that. Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating, Showing all 2 members who have added this artist as a favourite, Showing all 1 comments | Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. We’ll go back and listen if we’re trying to rehearse them. I wonder. Listen to music from Frightened Rabbit. Pedestrian Verse is indie rock band Frightened Rabbit’s fourth album. But I don’t feel like we’re a dying band, so it didn’t feel like there was opportunism attached to it. I’m drawn to negatives in life, and I dwell on them, and they consume me. Do you listen to your own records much? So maybe we went in with songs thinking that we’d sound a little bit like The National, because I fucking love that sound, and he was second-guessing it, too. “It’s considerably heavier than anything Frightened Rabbit has ever done. Frightened Rabbit’s stage presence is just as beautifully clunky and inelegant as their songs, and they wasted no time getting started by quickly churning through their opener and second single from the new album, “Get Out,” after which singer Scott Hutchison, referring to the span of years between Pedestrian Verse and the new album … Album: The Winter Of Mixed Drinks [10th Anniversary Edition] Released: 2020. Rated #67 in the best albums of 2008, and #6372 of all-time album.. Visit our channel or for more great indie artists! I think Aaron naturally pulled us in his direction. In the absence of being able to do the right thing, I just kept putting more and more onto it. The great thing about now, being on a larger label, is that they’re not financially dependent on a Frightened Rabbit record coming out. Albums include The Midnight Organ Fight, The Winter of Mixed Drinks, and Pedestrian Verse. But I was willing to go there! And then I had three months to write and demo a whole album. Any price and availability information displayed on the linked website at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. Rather than studio-ifying the whole thing and losing a lot of that innocence and energy. Genres: Indie Pop, Indie Rock. Released 14 April 2008 on FatCat (catalog no. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 73.8/100, a mean average of 72.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 72.7/100. I didn’t have that feeling at all then. Hounding - The Greys 4. I’m all right with a six. frightened rabbit, album cover, scott hutchison, the midnight organ fight, watercolour, pedestrian verse, painting of a panic attack, quietly now, sing the greys, the winter of mixed drinks, scottish, band, fan art, hand painted, music, discography, album cover. The following albums by Frightened Rabbit are ranked highest in the greatest album charts: This may not be a complete discography for Frightened Rabbit.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. Genres: Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Christmas Music. Last place is Sing The Greys, our first album. There wasn’t a lot of interest, and yet somehow it turned up there. Frightened Rabbit is ranked number 942 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 1,685. My Top 5 Frightened Rabbit Songs. That makes this the perfect time for Hutchison to take a look back at his main band’s catalog with a fond-but-critical eye. It was a very joyful occasion for such a supposedly sad record. The Modern Leper // The Midnight Organ Fight This is the first song from Frightened Rabbit’s breakthrough album The Midnight Organ Fight. But it didn’t quite work that way. How are you doing now? It’s the closest we’ve got to perfect balance. On that particular label we had become one of their biggest concerns. I’m a really big fan of The National. Leo was a big fan of something happening once and then never again, so that album is stacked with moments like that. The band consisted of Scott Hutchison, Billy Kennedy (guitar, keyboards), Grant Hutchison (drums, vocals), and Andy Monaghan (guitar, keyboards). What we got with this one is without a doubt the best producer I’ve ever worked with in Leo Abrahams, who is the most musical, careful, and caring producer I’ve ever met, and who still manages to have a sense of abandon, because that thrills him. I think it’s quite a hopeful record in a lot of ways. We do! Maybe you don’t want to be kind of in awe of the person who’s making your record. So there won’t be an anniversary tour for Sing The Greys, then. The title, which appears in “ Fast Blood ”, refers to sex. Going into the studio, we were just not particularly prepared. A lot of the songs that we don’t play live very often are the ones that remain fresh to me. The album was the band’s first that was released through a major label, in … Can you pinpoint anything specific that you did in the process that makes it stand out as your favorite? Andy from Frightened Rabbit is extremely proficient in operating music software and has built a really great working studio in Glasgow, so we’re going to allow him to take the reins and make a lot more decisions for ourselves this time, based on everything that we’ve learned in over a decade. Well, you have a slightly different perspective than everyone else. Maybe I’ll go and listen to that one again. Chicago was way ahead of the game. It’s a fine record that didn’t quite… It had many obstacles in its creation. Michael Hornsby - … We did “Square 9” for the places that were turning out when that record was released. Rating metrics: Noisey: You’re starting at the very beginning, which isn’t too surprising. It’s interesting that you can pick your single favorite Frightened Rabbit song without hesitation. And also because—and it wasn’t designed this way—the songs sit together like a story. Going back to listen to Winter of Mixed Drinks for rehearsals after we had expanded to a four-piece was the hardest fucking thing. So we had made our second one [The Midnight Organ Fight], and it was relatively successful compared to the first one, and we were kind of let loose in a nice studio. I erroneously went in the direction of adding layer upon layer of sound in order to make something that I thought would be grand and big. Midnight Organ Fight, the second studio outing from Scottish indie rockers Frightened Rabbit, is actually the group's first proper album, as 2006's engaging yet slight Sing the Greys consisted largely of demos. Tickets to the 2018 tour on sale HERE. But purely on a sonic level, there’s stuff on there that could be done better. I think there’s probably only two songs that I could actually remember how to play on there now. They wanted a follow-up, because the one before it had proven to be fairly well received, so they wanted to, quite rightly, capitalize on that. This was an opportunity to attempt something a little bit meaner. Earlier this year, Frightened Rabbit embarked on a short tour to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their breakthrough album, 2008’s The Midnight Organ Fight. We were trying to write an album pretty much via email. I really like “Dead Now,” it’s maybe one of the funniest songs I’ve written, in stark contrast to a very serious song like “Floating in the Forth.” It’s almost like pure joke, almost in reaction to that whole, “How’s Scott getting along? It was a little shiny. It’s not an enormous section of the population, but it’s still thousands of people who are definitely going to hear these thoughts. 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