Frightened Rabbit is a quintet of some good old fashion Scottish indie rockers. They’ve released three albums to date, including last year’s critically acclaimed The Winter of Mixed Drinks. The original “Frabbit” is Scott Hutchison, who began playing solo shows under the moniker Frightened Rabbit in 2003, expanded to include his brother Grant (drums), multi-instrumentalists Billy Kennedy and Andy Monaghan, and recently rounded off with the addition of Gordon Skene on additional guitar. They are currently in the middle of a massive US tour with Death Cab for Cutie which runs until the end of August. Continue reading
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-Saw them twice in the same day, they did the same set. Didn’t mind at all.
-Seated in the fifth row of a near-sold out show by the grace of their guest list. I have never been nor will I ever again be able to afford to sit that close to any stage, anywhere, ever.
-Leaned heavy on Midnight Organ Fight and some selections from Winter of Mixed Drinks, did premiere a song from their tour only EP, “Scottish Wind.” Crowd loved ‘em.
-The two girls sitting next to me were clearly still in high school and made me feel old at the age of 20.
Death Cab for Cutie
-Never underestimate the sad stereotyped feeling that comes with being a male 20 year old at the Death Cab for Cutie concert alone.
-This stereotype was reinforced by the messenger bag containing my notepad, which bears at least six badges. I also spent the majority of the Frightened Rabbit set scribbling questions in said notepad, enlisting askew glances from my row-mates.
- “You Are A Tourist” is easily the best song off of the new Codes and Keys, and likely to be the only one that will stick around for the setlist after this tour ends.
-Number of people I could see, without turning my head, who filmed Ben Gibbard playing “I Will Follow You Into the Dark”: At least 7.
-Left halfway through the set to go interview Frightened Rabbit, learned that the Philly skyline seen from the law seats at the Mann Center is gorgeous.
-Number of people drinking when I entered the Frightened Rabbit dressing room: All of them.
-Scottish Whiskey > American Whiskey
-Returned at the end of the Death Cab set to watch the encore. After rousing renditions of “The Sound of Settling” and “Transatlanticism,” my theory that Transatlaticism is the best album DCFC will ever make is confirmed.