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Frightened Rabbit gears up for The Winter of Mixed Drinks

on November 13, 2009, 1:00pm

As if the first part of 2010 wasn’t already overfilling with high-profile indie releases, Scotland’s Frightened Rabbit has returned, following 2008’s The Midnight Organ Fight, with plans for its third full-length effort.  It’s titled The Winter of Mixed Drinks and promises to showcase a more fully realized Frightened Rabbit sound (as if that was even possible!).

‘We’ve broadened our horizons sonically and it feels like a natural move forward,” explains lead singer Scott Hutchison. “Most importantly, it’s better than the last one. That’s all I wanted, really.” Again, as if that was even possible!

The Winter of Mixed Drinks was produced by Peter Katis, at Tarquin Studios in Connecticut, and engineered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios in Scotland. It also features a guest appearance from labelmates Hauschka, who provided the album’s string arrangements.

The album is scheduled for release on March 1st in the U.K. (via FatCat Records). A U.S. release date is still forthcoming. It will be headed by its first single, “Swim Until You Can’t See Land”, which will be officially released next Monday, November 16th, but can be previewed, compliments of YouTube, below:

Frightened Rabbit 2009 Tour Dates:
11/14 – Coventry, UK @ Kasbah *
11/15 – Northampton, UK @ Roadmenders *
11/16 – Brighton, UK @ Corn Exchange *
11/17 – Southampton, UK @ University *
11/19 – Exeter, UK @ Lemon Grove *
11/20 – London, UK @ Troxy *
11/21 – Tunbridge Wells, UK @ Forum
11/22 – Cambridge, UK @ Soul Tree *
11/24 – Sheffield, UK @ Plug *
11/25 – Whitehaven, UK @ Civic Hall *
11/27 – Fort William, UK @ BA Club
11/28 – Stirling, UK @ Toolbooth
11/29 – Inverness, UK @ Ironworks
12/01 – Aberdeen, UK @ Moshulu
12/02 – Dundee, UK @ Fat Slams
12/05 – Galway, IE @ Black Box ^
12/07 – Dublin, IE @ Academy ^
12/08 – Dublin, IE @ Academy ^
12/09 – Belfast, UK @ Mandella Hall ^
12/13 – Manchester, UK @ Ritz ^
12/14 – London, UK @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire ^
12/22 – Glasgow, UK @ ABC ^
12/31 – Ediburgh, UK @ Princes Street

* = w/ Gomez
^ = w/ Modest Mouse

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