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Watch: Frightened Rabbit – State Hospital

The excellent Scottish band Frightened Rabbit are back with a video to the title track for their upcoming State Hospital EP. The song is carried on the sturdy shoulders of Scott Hutchison’s poignant narrative and his trademarked heart-on-sleeve delivery. Soon enough, it beautifully rises from the opening moments of pure despair into one of the band’s more stratospheric gems in their already rich catalog.

Directed by Hand Held Cine Club, the video’s hospital ward, suicidal subject matter and overcast skies could easily pass for a Mike Leigh or Dardenne brothers film, but it’s difficult to fathom any scenes as stirring or fitting for Frightened Rabbit’s exquisite song as what comes with the final product.

State Hospital EP will be released on Canvasback Records on September 25.

State Hospital EP Track Listing:
1. State Hospital
2. Boxing Night
3. Home From War
4. Off
5. Wedding Gloves

 

Frightened Rabbit Tour Dates:

September
6 – Portrush, Northern Ireland @ Playhouse
7 – Navan, Ireland @ Swan Lane
8 – Michelstown, Ireland @ Walsh’s
9 – Dundalk, Ireland @ Spirit Store
12 – Cork, Ireland @ Cyprus Avenue
13 – Galway, Ireland @ Rosin Dubh
14 – Dublin, Ireland @ Academy
15 – Belfast, Northern Ireland @ Empire
18 – London, United Kingdom @ 93 Feet East
19 – Manchester, United Kingdom @ Deaf Institute
19 – Dumfries, United Kingdom @ The Venue
25 – Selkirk, United Kingdom @ Victoria Hall

October
5 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Johnny Brenda’s
6 – Boston, Mass. @ Brighton Music Hall
7 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat
8 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
10 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Mod Club Theater
11 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall
12 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ The Woman’s Club
13 – Fargo, N.D. @ The Aquarium
16 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neumo’s
17 – Eugene, Ore. @ WOW Hall
18 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Independent
19 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Troubadour
20 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Irenic

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