Frightened Rabbit – State Hospital EP

  • October 2, 2012

State Hospital is the first Frightened Rabbit release since 2010’s The Winter of Mixed Drinks and is comprised of outtakes from the band’s sessions for their upcoming 2013 full-length. Produced by Leo Abraham (Brian Eno, David Byrne, Paul Simon), the latest EP continues with the band’s trademark rootsy indie rock sound but with the more polished production found on their previous album. Over the course of the five tracks, the band recounts stirring tales of war, isolation and deterioration in their somber, affecting and candid storytelling fashion. Standout tracks include the atmospheric “Home from War” and closer “Wedding Gloves”, which features a guest appearance from Arab Strap’s Aidan Moffat. State Hospital is a strong EP and a nice teaser to appease fans who are eagerly anticipating the forthcoming album. – Written by JFelton



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