Frightened Rabbit Announce Their ‘Strongest’ Album, ‘Pedestrian Verse’

    Earlier this year, Frightened Rabbit jumped to the big leagues, signing a contract with Atlantic and releasing the dour-but-grand State Hospital EP. Now the Scottish rockers have announced Pedestrian Verse, their full-length major label debut and fourth album overall.

    Due out Feb. 5, Pedestrian Verse takes its name from a lyric in the song “State Hospital,” which will also appear on the new LP. Here’s what frontman Scott Hutchison thinks about the title and the album in general:

    “I felt it was a nicely faceted title, with enough layered meaning to remain open to interpretation. Above all though, it was a gauntlet I threw down for myself. If you call your album Pedestrian Verse, you can’t settle for any old lyric. It forced me to better myself. In fact, I think we all stepped up on this album and I believe that our producer Leo Abrahams had a major role in that step. He threw our music into areas we had not previously imagined. More than any other record we’ve done this has been a genuine journey of discovery into new ways of working in order to develop and fully realize each of the songs. As a result, I think Pedestrian Verse the strongest and most interesting record we’ve made to date.”

    You can check out the track list and the video for “State Hospital” below. [BPM]

    Pedestrian Verse track list:

    01. Acts Of Man
    02. Backyard Skulls
    03. Holy
    04. The Woodpile
    05. Late March, Death March
    06. December’s Traditions
    07. Housing (In)
    08. Dead Now
    09. State Hospital
    10. Nitrous Gas
    11. Housing (Out)
    12. Oil Slick