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 for pounding, soaring anthemry (see: “State Hospital“; “Living In Colour“) — which is admittedly thrilling, but can also become kind of overbearing in large doses. “Dead Now” doesn’t return to the minimalism of the band’s masterpiece The Midnight Organ Fight — it’s lushly produced and layered, not spare and dark like that album — but it does feel smaller than their rave-ups, more intimate, more inviting. The video was filmed on the road, during that last U.S. trek, whose Bowery Ballroom stop was a total joy. (I’m sure the other dates were great, too, but I was at the NYC show and I can say firsthand that it was a monster.) Check out the new song, video, and album info below.

01 “Acts Of Man”
02 “Backyard Skulls”
03 “Holy”
04 “The Woodpile”
05 “Late March, Death March”
06 “December’s Traditions”
07 “Housing (In)”
08 “Dead Now”
09 “State Hospital”
10 “Nitrous Gas”
11 “Housing (Out)”
12 “Oil Slick”

Pedestrian Verse is out 2/5 via Canvasback/Atlantic.