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SLCene Suggests: Frightened Rabbit at The Depot

by on July 29, 2013

FRIGHTENED RABBIT, THE DEPOT, Tuesday, July 30, 9 p.m., $20

Frightened Rabbit first came to my attention about five years ago via the Scottish band’s excellent sophomore album The Midnight Organ Fight. Building on that collection with another strong one, 2010’s The Winter of Mixed Drinks, the band expanded its sound in some epic ways on songs like “Swim Until You Can’t See Land,” moving from indie-rock anthems to widescreen orchestral-pop. That album’s tour was the first time I got to see Frightened Rabbit live, at a sold-out Urban Lounge show, and lead singer/songwriter Scott Hutchison proved an enthralling frontman while his fellow musicians constantly swapped positions and instruments to recreate the band’s sounds on stage. Now the band is back with a new album, Pedestrian Verse, that is easily one of my faves of 2013, and they’re playing bigger rooms this time around. They certainly have the sound to fill the added space. Pentagraham Crackers open the show.


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