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From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead’s fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow rock stars. We polled dozens of notable musicians about their favorite Radiohead songs, and this is how they responded. More »

Frightened Rabbit is on a hot streak. Starting with September of last year and the State Hospital EP, then through the release of Pedestrian Verse in February, and finally last Tuesday with the Late March, Death March EP, the band has given us a succession of great releases in just under twelve months, consistently operating… More »

A few months ago, I wrote about the increasing influence of Mumford & Sons and how that band’s brand of bleeding-heart folk-rock represents the convergence of certain indie trends (howling Avett Brothers roots rock, bookish Decemberists folk-prog, humongous Arcade Fire stadium anthems, woodsy Fleet Foxes classic rock worship) with a long tradition of jammy and/or… More »

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Owl John (Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison) – “Red Hand” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison will release his debut solo album under the Owl John moniker this week. Uptempo single “Red Hand” is a fine example of Hutchison’s signature style, delivering memorable turns of phrase in his rich, weathered brogue against charging pop-rock driven by organ and guitar. The song now has an unnerving video… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 4, 2014 - 11:04 am

Watch Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison On The Last Episode Of The Pete Holmes Show

The Pete Holmes Show has been canceled, and yesterday, for its final episode, Holmes brought on Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison to talk about his band (including where their band name came from) and perform a solo acoustic version of the song “Poke” from their breakthrough album The Midnight Organ Fight. Check out both the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 19, 2014 - 5:03 pm

Frightened Rabbit – “Holy” Video

Frightened Rabbit released their fourth album, Pedestrian Verse, earlier this year and now have a video for the track “Holy.” It follows a business woman who breaks down during a meeting and leaves to walk through the Scottish countryside, carry-on in tow. Watch the video below and check out our list of the 10 bestMore »

By: Miles Bowe / November 4, 2013 - 11:43 am

Frightened Rabbit – “Candlelit”

A few weeks ago we heard “Radio Silence” by Frightened Rabbit, a new song off the upcoming Late March, Death March EP which has been available in Europe in a slightly altered form under the name The Woodpile. “Candlelit” moves from its gentle beginning to a giant organ-filled finish. Check it out below and look… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 3, 2013 - 12:27 pm

Watch Frightened Rabbit Cover Jessie Ware’s “Wildest Moments”

Jessie Ware’s “Wildest Moments” has achieved something resembling ubiquity since its release last year (it’s one of those songs I know by heart but I have no idea HOW I know it), and today, the awesome Scottish indie band Frightened Rabbit delivered their own take on the song for the British music site Gigwise’s Cover… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 30, 2013 - 11:45 am

Frightened Rabbit – “Radio Silence”

Frightened Rabbit’s Pedestrian Verse is probably of 2013’s more unjustly overlooked albums. (At least in terms of critical reception; the band plays to ever-larger rooms with every tour.) I thought it was a triumph, for the most part; a few steps up from their last, 2010’s The Winter Of Mixed Drinks, containing several songs o… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 22, 2013 - 8:06 am

Photos: NorthSide Festival (Denmark) 2013

NorthSide festival, a young upstart on the Danish festival scene, kicked off on June 14th, with three days of high caliber performances. Situated in Aarhus, Denmark’s second biggest city, and home to a large student population, NorthSide hosted international artists including Phoenix, Alt-J, Biffy Clyro, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, the Flaming Lips, fun.,… More »

By: Clint Heyer / June 20, 2013 - 2:14 pm

Frightened Rabbit, The Twilight Sad @ Fonda Theater, Hollywood 3/13/13

Scotland triumphantly invaded Hollywood as a double shot of Frightened Rabbit and the Twilight Sad easily sold out the Fonda Theater. Frightened Rabbit ripped through a compelling set giving the audience a walkthrough of their new album Pedestrian Verse. The Twilight Sad opted for the “Coffee house vibe” with a stripped down three piece performance. Check… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / March 14, 2013 - 6:27 pm

Watch Frightened Rabbit Play Conan

On last night’s episode of Conan, the Scottish band Frightened Rabbit did musical-guest duty, playing their sad-bastard anthem “The Woodpile” about as hard as a song like that can be played. The band brought so many guitars with them and, in the process, did admirable work translating the song’s cathartic grandeur to the stage. Watch… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2013 - 11:43 am

Frightened Rabbit – “Backyard Skulls” Video

I wrote a little bit about the new Frightened Rabbit album, Pedestrian Verse, prior to its release, and I praised it, because it’s a very good album. But experiencing the singles as they are released (so far: “State Hospital,” “Dead Now,” “The Woodpile,” and now “Backyard Skulls”) really emphasizes just how damn good these songsMore »

By: Michael Nelson / February 22, 2013 - 3:08 pm

Frightened Rabbit – “Today’s Cross” Video

Just yesterday, the Scottish band Frightened Rabbit released Pedestrian Verse, their fourth straight album of chest-beating emotional anthems. But the video they’ve released today isn’t for any of the album’s songs; it’s for “Today’s Cross,” the uncharacteristically rambunctious B-side of their “The Woodpile” single. The seriously entertaining video, from directors Ian Greenhill and Jordan Laird,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 6, 2013 - 1:31 pm

Stream Frightened Rabbit Pedestrian Verse

Frightened Rabbit’s 2008 sophomore album, The Midnight Organ Fight, was a dark, intimate, stirring collection that dealt with themes of loneliness and sex in such frank detail — with frontman Scott Hutchison’s yearning voice in glaring focus among skin-and-bones instrumentation — that it was occasionally uncomfortable to listen to, though intensely engaging. The album caught… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 28, 2013 - 3:35 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: December 2012

It’s the last Monthly Mix of 2012, sweet people. We did it! It hasn’t been an easy run over in this corner of the blog, to be honest. This year saw an ever-diminishing store of free MP3 downloads, as artists increasingly preferred promoting their songs in a streaming fashion, via Soundcloud and its ilk. Which… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 28, 2012 - 10:46 am

Frightened Rabbit – “She Screams Christmas”

Frightened Rabbit seem like good dudes: They’re genuinely funny guys, they write passionate songs, they leave it on the stage every night, and for Christmas, they give away music to be played by the fireplace (or fire escape, I guess, depending on your home’s configuration). This year the Xmas choon is called “She Screams Christmas,”… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 24, 2012 - 2:53 pm

Frightened Rabbit – “The Woodpile”

The video for “The Woodpile,” a swollen and emotional song from braying Scottish rockers Frightened Rabbit’s forthcoming Pedestrian Verse, is a single-shot tableau of a bloody scene in a New York bodega. The members of the band join a crowd of onlookers at the scene of an accident, and you should probably stay tuned for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2012 - 9:50 am

Frightened Rabbit – “Dead Now” Video

Scotland’s Frightened Rabbit released a new EP not two months ago, and followed that with a monthlong Stateside tour, but they’re not slowing down yet. Today we get the first single (and video) from the band’s fourth LP, the 2013 release Pedestrian Verse. “Dead Now” feels kind of refreshingly subdued, considering the band’s recent propensity… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 20, 2012 - 1:06 pm

Stream Frightened Rabbit State Hospital EP

We first heard the excellent title track from Frightened Rabbit’s State Hospital EP a month ago, and now, with the release of that EP about a week away, we’ve got a stream of the whole thing. The title track is pretty clearly the highlight here, though track 2, “Boxing Day,” is no slouch — a… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 17, 2012 - 3:14 pm
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