Frightened Rabbit polled in the top ten of last year's 'Spill records of the year, and now they're back with a wee tune to hold us until the new LP comes out next spring, it's streamed from Fat Cat Records website:
Um, I just played this so loud it woke my boy up, and she said she can't hear the TV in the other room...where are my headphones. Lyrically, it seems to be a continuation from Midnight Organ Fight, except turning its attentions outward ("Are you a man, or a bag of sand?") from navel-gazing. The romance is still there, with a girl on the shore, throwing stones into the North Sea.
Musically, it's more lush than anything FRabbit have released so far, with some sweet orchestration and choirness, pushing up the epic factor, way way way away from their initial lo-fi releases. What's more, on the third listen, it's as catchy as anything! I don't think I can wait til next Spring!!
This track sounds like a distillation of all the good stuff I listened to when I was 15, like MBV crossed with Superchunk! (Via Subpop, aptly.)
Triple bonus: name this tune?! Also from No Age! I'm going to lie down now....
F*** IT!! Let's go the whole hog and have some NEW VAMPIRE WEEKEND, to appease the gods of indie.