Coming from the land of Nessie and kilts, Scottish indie rock band, Frightened Rabbit, released their 2008 sophomore album, "The Midnight Organ Fight", to much critical acclaim. With a blend of folk music and indie pop, Scott Hutchison and Co. were able to deliver a fantastic album. "The Midnight Organ Fight" begins with a simple guitar and Hutchison's forlorn lyrics in the song "The Modern Leper" in which he describes his love interest as a masochist for having stayed with such an abusive person in himself. Lyrically, Hutchison ranges from comical observations about relationships (see "Keep Yourself Warm) to self deprecating confessions (see "Poke" and "The Twist").

Frightened Rabbit uses a lot of acoustic guitar and keyboards for their sound on the album. Billy Kennedy's guitar are simple and effective in their mission to complement the unique vocals of Hutchison. These riffs as well as the occasional drum machine remind you that you're not listening to a conventional folk album.

Overall this is a great album from an up-and-coming band. Frightened Rabbit released a single EP, "Swim Until You Can't See Land from their new album late last year and are expected to release their anticipated follow-up album "The Winter of Mixed Drinks". They have also announced a tour, which will include a stop at the Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, in support of the Mixed Drinks. We look forward to seeing more from this great band

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AuthorTodd Modgling