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Album Review | Frightened Rabbit – Painting of a Panic Attack

The perfect place may never exist may never exist Hard to believe, but it’s been eight years since Frightened Rabbit released The Midnight Organ Fight, an album I religiously blasted for a good four or five months. I still know every word to songs like “The Modern Leper,” “Poke,” “Good Arms vs Bad Arms,” “Keep … Read more

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The 150 Best Songs of 2013

Well, another trip around the sun. And here we are. Again, we haven’t listened to every release. We haven’t listened to every genre. And we know many of you are probably tired of lists. But, like we mentioned last year, this is all about discovery. And again like last year, with discovery being the reason … Read more

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Lollapalooza Recap | Our 17 Favorite Sets of the Weekend

Frightened Rabbit | All photos by Jason Gonulsen Another Lollapalooza is now in the books, but we wanted to take one last look back on what we experienced, which we’re happy to report was a weekend defined by freedom and expression. It didn’t matter if you were shaking it at Perry’s Stage, rocking to Queens … Read more

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Interview | Scott & Grant Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit

All photos by Agatha Donkar Our very own Jason chatted with Scott Hutchison, of Frightened Rabbit, about the band’s new record, as well as girls, a few weeks back. If you missed it, feel free to check that out here! But when Scott and his brother (and Frightened Rabbit drummer) Grant were in Carrboro, North … Read more

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Album Review | Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse

Grudges, I believe, are almost always based out of fear. Perhaps fear of truth, perhaps fear of there being no hope on the horizon. So, we hold on to what we can, creating our own myopic reality inside a world that terrifies us and holds us responsible to always respond. Get busy living, or get … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Frightened Rabbit – The Woodpile

Will you come back to my corner?Spent too long alone tonightWould you come brighten my corner?A lit torch to the woodpile high I go back and forth on my favorite Frightened Rabbit song. Some days it’s “Yes, I Would,” others it’s “Poke.” And then there’s “My Backwards Walk” and “Living in Colour.” Depends on the … Read more

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Our Most Anticipated Albums of 2013 (Quarter 1)

New year, new music. And it’s coming, fast. Can you feel your pulse racing? All those albums that are about to impact your life. Because you know they will; they always do. 2013 will be no different. Here’s what our eyes and ears are on. January 8th Wooden Wand, Blood Oaths of the New Blues … Read more

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Listen | Frightened Rabbit – Wedding Gloves

Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit is already the master of dropping F-bombs in songs (he even does it on the new “State Hospital” and “Boxing Night“), so what’s next on the list? Well, how about creating a Scottish version of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”? ‘Cause that’s just what he’s done on “Wedding Gloves,” which features Aidan … Read more

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We Come Bearing Gifts | The 2011 Holiday Song Round Up

We’re taking a miniature blogging break to celebrate the holidays and ring in the new year real propa like, but before we depart, here’s a round up of the bright and merry songs that made their way to our inboxes this December. We’ll be back in action on our SECOND birthday, January 4th. Hope you … Read more

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Nicole Atkins (The Interview)

When I hear the word “break-up” to describe an album, I think of Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks, Ryan Adams’ Heartbreaker, or Frightened Rabbit’s The Midnight Organ Fight. You know, albums filled with songs that are mainly about past lovers, heartache, and your life pretty much starting over. Nicole Atkins’ new album, Mondo Amore … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Admiral Fallow – Squealing Pigs

Admiral Fallow is a beeping awesome new band from the UK that is causing quite a stir in the land of the Scots. The band is fueled by young, foot-stomping and faintly maniacal singer/songwriter, Louis Abbott, who attributes his influences to the likes of Tom Waits, Elbow, Low and Mr. Springsteen himself. Our Jam of … Read more

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The Best Albums of 2010 | Part Three

Artwork credit: Alyssa Shapkoff Want more? Check out the entire list of albums here. (And don’t forget about best songs here). Delorean | Subiza (True Panther Sounds) [buy] The Spanish electro-synth quartet Delorean has come a long way from its early punk rock roots. 2009 brought about this punk-to-dance transformation with the Aryton Senna EP. … Read more

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10 to Spin | Maps and Atlases

If you’re anything like us at Speakers in Code, the music tips you take most seriously are the ones that come from musicians themselves. That’s why we started this here new feature, 10 to Spin, which includes a carefully crafted mix of songs by our (and your) favorite artists. We’re giving bands free reign to … Read more