Frightened Rabbit Free EP
2011-10-19 by RobertPaulson | 15 Comments
Frightened Rabbit are offering up a free EP which can be downloaded here:

http://grabtrax.com/FrightenedRabbitEP
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Iamthe Nightstars
October 20th 2011
2336 Comments


Another solid release from a great band.

tkxxx7
October 20th 2011
6159 Comments


awesomeawesomeawesomeawesome

Spare
October 20th 2011
5450 Comments


nice

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Piglet
October 20th 2011
4666 Comments


How generous, even if music is already free on the internet.
Great band.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2011
24098 Comments


yeeeeeuuuuuuuh

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iFghtffyrdmns
October 20th 2011
7047 Comments


so wait is it just that 3 song "A Frightened Rabbit EP" or is this something else?

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2011
7427 Comments


Yeah it's that

Tom93M
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2011
1106 Comments


Niceeeee

KILL
October 20th 2011
72280 Comments


Ah, The Fountain of Lamneth. The idea that this song is about a person's life cycle is interesting. Still, anyone with familiarity with LSD will attest that this song has a psychedelic interpretation. "(eyes) are open very wide" refers to the large pupils of an LSD taker. The "no one at the bridge" part tells of the horrors of a bad trip. "Panacea" relates the blessing of a good trip. "Have I left my life behind" refers to the feeling during a trip that the tripper has "died" and been resurrected. The beginning and end parts pertain to the "I AM THAT I AM" god-definition of "yahweh", a solipsistic experience of godhood that psychedelic-takers and religious mystics have. There is zero chance that this song has no psychedelic connotations.

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KILL
October 20th 2011
72280 Comments


A classic album in its own right, but many forget just how wonderful side B truly is. Take the song Tears for example. Tears is about someone who has had enormous emotional/existential struggles ("all of the seasons, all of the days..." for what seems like their whole life ("a lifetime of questions"), has always sought genuine understanding and empathy ("eyes that know why"), but has never found it. They feel totally alone in the world.

What I can't figure out is, when they see that the other person has cried for them, do they realize that that person truly understands what they're going through? The ending "I tasted the answers / and my body was weak / for you / the truth" seems to indicate that; but the part about "what would touch me deeper ... eyes that only cry ... or eyes that know why" might mean that they don't feel genuinely understood by the other person.


On a more intuitive level, this song made me imagine a grievous, emotionally draining relationship between two people. Perhaps they are so attached that it causes them great pain, or they desperately need each other but often wind up fighting. But in the pain they find great meaning; it proves how significant their relationship is. In the music you can hear the weakness the singer feels after being consumed by years of pain. I think it's beautiful how the music captures that feeling so poignantly.

tkxxx7
October 20th 2011
6159 Comments


lol

raggedragamuffin
October 20th 2011
689 Comments


yay

exportnow
October 20th 2011
78 Comments


really good ep

TRMshadow
October 21st 2011
4982 Comments


Listened to the Winter of Mixed Drinks a while ago expecting very little but very surprised to find it was amazing. Definitely downloading this. God Bless amazing bands like this that are willing to give out their hard work for free.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
October 21st 2011
24098 Comments


Winter of Mixed Drinks is meh, it's all about Midnight Organ Fight





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