Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Frightened Rabbit Drops New Seven Inch, Video

Considering that Frightened Rabbit's Midnight Organ Fight was our favorite record of last year, it's common sense that we're more than a little amped up to hear some new output from the band. Well, our waiting has paid off: the band is on track to release a seven inch on November 16th that will contain two new songs: "Swim Until You Can't See Land" and "Fun Stuff". The material is apparently not from the band's much-anticipated third full length, but is instead a preview of what the band has been up to.

"Swim Until You Can't See Land" is a mellow tune in the vein of "Good Arms vs. Bad Arms", but with a more fleshed out string section. The tune is definitely solid, but also firmly on the more tender, straightforward side of Frightened Rabbit.You can download below, as well as check out the video above.

The B-Side, "Fun Stuff", is an even more stripped down number, consisting of an incredibly roomy sound, an acoustic guitar and a small string section. You can stream it over at FatCat's website.

Suffice it to say, that between these two tracks, it's turning out to be a pretty mellow fall for Frightened Rabbit. While we're definitely not disappointed (the songs are solid, and certainly hold their own), we're definitely hoping that the new record won't be ballads across the board. One of the things that makes Frightened Rabbit so interesting is their incredible ability to fluctuate across sonic dynamics, and to lose that would be a shame.

mp3: Frightened Rabbit - Swim Until You Can't See Land