Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Frightened Rabbit

When a song starts off “Jesus is just a Spanish boys name” my ears will automatically perk up. Not that I’m a Jesus hater, I just like it when someone will push back that hard with their music. That is the way Scotland’s Frightened Rabbit begins their song “Head rolls Off”. After the first verse or so it jumps into a jangly “Where The Streets Have No Name” guitar and it completely works. The singer vocally has a lot in common with Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows or Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol. But, Frightened Rabbit’s music isn’t the dour sort of thing you’d expect to hear from the Duritz Gang.

They will be playing with the French Kicks June 4 at the Granada Theater.

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