I’m ashamed to admit that my last post on Frightened Rabbit was in August 2011. I mean, we had such a good thing going. But last year’s State Hospital EP slipped through the cracks, and now the band comes roaring back with Pedestrian Verse, the band’s fourth full-length studio album and first for a major label (Atlantic).
I ask for forgiveness – and I also ask that the band return to play Phoenix again (we have such great memories).
Let’s start my road to redemption by posting this video for “Backyard Skulls,” a song off Pedestrian Verse, which along with Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts, has so far commanded most of my attention in 2013. Here the band performs at what appears to be the remnants of some high school dance, a seemingly innocent scene set against the sort of harsh truths for adulthood to come: “Backyard skulls / deep beneath the ground / those backyard skulls / are not deep enough to never be found.”