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Frightened Rabbit Announce New Album Pedestrian Verse

November 7, 2012  |  4:30pm
Frightened Rabbit Announce New Album <i>Pedestrian Verse</i>

Frightened Rabbit have announced that they will be releasing their fourth studio album, Pedestrian Verse on Feb. 5.

The Scottish rockers recorded Pedestrian Verse in the famous Monnow Valley Studio, which is located in Rockfield, South Wales. With the help of producer Leo Abrahams, Frightened Rabbit created a 12-track album, which according to lead singer Scott Hutchinson is Frightened Rabbit’s most interesting album to date. Hutchinson recently issued a statement describing how they picked the title Pedestrian Verse and how it challenged the band to produce better music.

“The title is taken from a lyric in State Hospital. I felt it was a nicely faceted title, with enough layered meaning to remain open to interpretation. Above all though, it was a gauntlet I threw down for myself. If you call your album Pedestrian Verse, you can’t settle for any old lyric. It forced me to better myself. In fact, I think we all stepped up on this album and I believe that our producer Leo Abrahams had a major role in that step. He threw our music into areas we had not previously imagined. More than any other record we’ve done this has been a genuine journey of discovery into new ways of working in order to develop and fully realize each of the songs. As a result, I think Pedestrian Verse the strongest and most interesting record we’ve made to date.”

You can check out the video for “State Hospital” below. Also listed below is the entire tracklist for Pedestrian Verse.

Pedestrian Verse
1. Acts of Man
2. Backyard Skulls
3. Holy
4. The Woodpile
5. Late March, Death March
6. December’s Traditions
7. Housing (In)
8. Dead Now
9. State Hospital
10. Nitrous Gas
11. Housing (Out)
12. Oil Slick

Frightened Rabbit Tour Dates

March

8 - Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox at the Market
9 - Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theater
11 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore
12 - Solana Beach, Calif. @ Belly Up Tavern
13 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Music Box
18 - Englewood, Colo. @ Gothic Theatre
19 - Lincoln, Neb. @ Bourbon Theatre
22 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Varsity Theatre
23 - Milwaukee, Wis. @ Pabst Theatre
24 - Nashville, Tenn. @ 3rd & Lindsay
26 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogarts
27 - Louisville, Ky. @ Headliners Music Hall
29 - Millvale, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls
31 - Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Concert Hall

April

2 - Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues
4 - New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5
6 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
7 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
8 - Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle
10 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade
11 - Birmingham, Ala. @ WorkPlay Theatre

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