The Voice’s annual indie rock fest gave audiophiles the second good reason to visit Coney Island last week, bringing out everyone from Spank Rock to Future Of The Left to Built To Spill on a sunny Saturday afternoon. We sent Natasha Ryan to eat all the hot dogs and take all the pictures, sadly missing… More »
The second installment of Guilt By Association comes out in February. In case you don’t remember Vol. 1, the compilation featured contemporary indie bands covering so-called “guilty pleasures.” Of course, the problem with these sorts of things is that the “guilty pleasures” have generally written timeless classics that outshine the contemporary band’s not timeless oeuvre. More »
This week, Glaswegian crew Frightened Rabbit released their sophomore album The Midnight Organ Fight. The elegantly grimy heart breaker “Soon Go” isn’t part of the collection, but it was a part of this week’s Drop. We spoke with vocalist/guitarist Scott Hutchison about the track, a forthcoming UK 7″ B-side, to make sure we knew the… More »
The Glaswegian crew Frightened Rabbit released their sophomore album The Midnight Organ Fight earlier this week. Elegantly grimy heart breaker “Soon Go” isn’t part of the collection, but it is this week’s Drop. We spoke with vocalist/guitarist Scott Hutchison about the track, a forthcoming UK 7″ B-side. Get your lighters ready.
“Soon Go” opens… More »
You don’t need us to tell you that if you want to see R.E.M. tonight you should have started lining up at Stubb’s two days ago. Also you know how big these SXSW crowds are getting every year. The best bet for the sake of your legs — and for the sake of not standing… More »
Most of what Frightened Rabbit do is fairly feel good, even when crafting Slaraffenland-esque art-damaged rockers or mellowly accessible, down-trodden indie rock cuts. The Glaswegians wear hearts-on-sleeves, so seeing them set the wholesome vibe of “Head Rolls Off” in an elementary school classroom is perfectly cute.
As the crayon title card… More »
Thank you, Jim Noir. Over the past few weeks, more and more bands have come to the holiday table with new, seasonally appropriate songs to help get festive. As would be expected, it’s definitely a mixed bag (stocking?), but there are a surprising amount of goodies as opposed to lumps of coal. We decided to… More »
Glaswegian trio Frightened Rabbit find themselves in an interesting slot, from a promo/buzz-building perspective anyway: They’re a damn fine band with immediate tunes that took off haphazardly on the back of a 1,000 run of their debut and no formal outreach/press push/touring plan in place. The result? Some scattered web buzz and a mini-jaunt acro… More »