Frightened Rabbit State Hospital EP on 12" Vinyl + Download
State Hospital represents the first new Frightened Rabbit music since 2010's The Winter of Mixed Drinks. Comprised of five outtakes from the band's sessions for their upcoming 2013 album with producer Leo Abraham (Brian Eno, David Byrne, Paolo Nutini), the State Hostpital EP is sure to wet the appetite of the band's dedicated and steadily growing fanbase.
Glasgow, Scotland's Frightened Rabbit is among the most acclaimed bands of the past decade, earning wide-ranging critical applause and a fervent international fan following with their emotionally exhilarating melodies and scathingly frank lyricism. The band’s most recent full-length, 2010’s The Winter of Mixed Drinks (FatCat Records), was met with unanimous acclaim both here and at home.
The Guardian’s Dave Simpson declared that “(Scott Hutchison’s) songwriting is sharp throughout and most of their songs, with themes of escape, freedom and reinvention, have huge impassioned choruses that are made to be shouted from the nearest available mountain. This is the sound of a band upping their game.” What’s more, The Winter of Mixed Drinks was selected by NPR listeners as one of their “50 Favorite Albums of 2010.”
As moving and triumphant on stage as they are on record, Frightened Rabbit has performed countless headline shows, as well as sharing stages with such like-minded artists as Modest Mouse and Atlantic labelmates Death Cab for Cutie. The band has also won over audiences at a scope of international festivals, including Glastonbury, T In The Park, Oxegen Festival, and Latitude in the UK, Australia's Splendour in the Grass, Lollapalooza and South By SouthWest (SXSW).
Frightened Rabbit State Hospital EP Track Listing:
1. State Hospital
2. Boxing Night
3. Home from War
5. Wedding Gloves (feat. Aidan Moffat)