Early in their career Frightened Rabbit tuned into their now familiar penchant for being able to nail a near perfect pop song. They proved it with their loose, charming debut, Sing The Greys, but as many fans would attest, they cemented their status with The Midnight Organ Fight. The band’s sophomore album still holds a dear place in many hearts and its raw honesty is apparent in every note and every breath on Midnight Organ Fight.
The album, previously only available on import vinyl and in a Record Store Day expanded issue is now back in its original form and here to stay. Recorded by Peter Katis (The Walkmen, Interpol) over the space of two weeks, and mixed over the ensuing fortnight, Midnight Organ Fight was written with the intention of creating a more "pop" sounding album. Yet although musically more immediate, vitally, the band have not forsaken the personality or passion of any of their earlier recordings.
Scott Hutchinson expands: "I feel the general FR weirdness is still apparent in the lyrics and this makes for an interesting sort of juxtaposition. It sounds kind of clean, but it's actually pretty fucking dirty once you get listening."