SOURCE: Atlantic Records

February 05, 2013 14:25 ET

Frightened Rabbit's "PEDESTRIAN VERSE" Arrives Today; Cross-Country North American Tour Follows Release of Scottish Rock Band's Fourth Album; Band Confirmed to Perform Next Month at SXSW

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 5, 2013) - Today, Frightened Rabbit releases their highly anticipated new album and Canvasback/Atlantic debut, "PEDESTRIAN VERSE." Highlighted by the single "The Woodpile" ( and named one of the most anticipated albums of 2013 by Stereogum, Paste Magazine, and Consequence of Sound, "PEDESTRIAN VERSE" is now available in stores and at all digital retailers.

"They sell the drama like never before," raves SPIN, while Paste Magazine calls the album "the most comprehensive Frightened Rabbit LP in the band's nearly 10-year career."

Having recently completed a sold out fall tour stateside, the acclaimed Scottish rock band is set to embark on a cross-country North American tour next month. Dates kick off March 8th at Seattle's Showbox at the Market and continue through April, with support from The Twilight Sad March 8th-27th and Wintersleep from March 29th-April 13th. Tickets for all dates are available now. For further details, visit Frightened Rabbit have also been confirmed to perform at this year's SXSW Festival. More details will be announced soon.

"PEDESTRIAN VERSE," Frightened Rabbit's fourth studio album, was recorded at the famed Monnow Valley Studio in Rockfield, South Wales with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, David Byrne, Grace Jones) and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire). "If you call your album 'Pedestrian Verse,' you can't settle for any old lyric," said singer Scott Hutchison. "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. I think 'Pedestrian Verse' is the strongest and most interesting record we've made to date."

Watch the band's documentary-style clips of "The Making of Pedestrian Verse" here: (Part 1) and (Part 2). Part 3 will be unveiled this week.

Frightened Rabbit has earned a wide range of critical applause and a fervent international fan following with their emotional melodies and frank lyricism. In September, the band released their "STATE HOSPITAL" EP, a collection of five songs that, as Hutchison explained, "for one reason or another did not fit on the full-length record, either thematically or tonally." "Building and surfing crescendos as big as Boeings," raved SPIN, while Stereogum called the EP's title track "a sweeping, cinematic anthem." And Paste Magazine described the collection as "cinematic...tells dramatic tales of war, loneliness and breakdowns."

As moving and triumphant on stage as they are on record, Frightened Rabbit has performed countless headline shows, as well as sharing stages with such like-minded artists as Modest Mouse and Atlantic labelmates Death Cab for Cutie. The band has also won over audiences at a scope of international festivals, including Glastonbury, T in the Park, Oxegen Festival, and Latitude in the UK, Australia's Splendour in the Grass, and our own Lollapalooza and South By SouthWest (SXSW).

Frightened Rabbit is -- Scott Hutchison (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Billy Kennedy (bass), Andy Monaghan (guitar/keys), Grant Hutchison (drums) and Gordon Skene (guitar/keys).

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3/8 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
3/9 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
3/11 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
3/12 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
3/13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Music Box
3/18 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
3/19 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre
3/21 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
3/22 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
3/23 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
3/24 - Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley
3/26 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
3/27 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
3/29 - Millvale, PA - Mr Smalls
3/30 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
3/31 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
4/2 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
4/3 - Providence, RI - Fete
4/4 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
4/6 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
4/7 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
4/8 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
4/10 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
4/11 - Birmingham, AL - WorkPlay Theatre
4/12 - Little Rock, AR - The Rev Room
4/13 - Dallas, TX - Trees

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