Sunday, January 25, 2009

Frightened Rabbit at the Maintenance Shop

We have this great venue here on campus that brings in wonderful bands, both local and distant, to play for us. They also host comedians, their own comedy troupe, and a few fundraiser speakers here and there. The walls are coated in pictures of everyone who has visited the M-Shop, from bands to celebrity personalities.

On Friday, they were hosting a band from Scotland called 'Frightened Rabbit' - they just got off tour with Death Cab For Cutie, one of my favorite bands, and had received pretty rave reviews on various websites and music sources. Their newest album, "The Midnight Organ Fight" has a lot of touching and disturbing views of relationships, from romantic to worldwide. My favorite songs are "Heads Roll Off" and "Backwards Walk".


They were charming and funny, commenting on what hardy characters Iowans were, to suffer through the winters here (they came on a really cold night - I think it might have been 7 below). I'm surprised that more people haven't heard of them, yet - especially in their native country. You should all check them out!

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