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First of all, the new Frightened Rabbit album The Winter of Mixed Drinks is set for release on March 1st 2010. That seems so far away…
The tracklisting goes like this :
1.Things
2. Swim Until You Can’t See Land
3. The Loneliness & The Scream
4. The Wrestle
5. Skip The Youth
6. Nothing Like You
7. Man/ Bag Of Sand
8. Foot Shooter
9. Not Miserable
10. Living In Colour
11. Yes I Would


To make the wait a little bit easier there’s a new single – Swim Until You Can’t See Land – out on Monday, November 16th.
Lead singer Scott Hutchison has this to say about the new album: ‘We’ve broadened our horizons sonically and it feels like a natural move forward. Most importantly, it’s better than the last one. That’s all I wanted, really.’ Produced once again by Peter Katis, at Tarquin Studios in Connecticut, and engineered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios in Scotland, ‘The Winter Of Mixed Drinks’ boasts stunning string arrangments from labelmate, Teutonic ivory-botherer, Hauschka. ‘Swim Until You Can’t See Land’ takes up where we left off – metaphorically (or otherwise) floating in the Forth – and is pivotal to the new record. ‘Swim Until You Can’t See Land’ was the title I had in my mind before I even started writing the album’, says Scott ‘I was becoming more and more interested in the idea of a rejection of the habits and behaviour most people see as normal. It’s about losing your mind in order to reset the mind and the body. Forget what’s gone before and wash it out. It’s a good introduction to the record’s themes”

Frightened Rabbit have added an extra member to their line up too, former Make Model member Gordon Skene. Scott says “We want to do the recordings justice when we play them live. Gordon will be playing a bundle of instruments – we just bought a tasty wee mandolin for him to fiddle with today. We’re really excited to have him involved.”

Frightened Rabbit are off on a national tour at the moment, playing in support of both Gomez and Modest Mouse, as well as a handful of headline Scottish shows.

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