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Liver! Lung! FR! (Fatcat)

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Frightened Rabbit

Liver! Lung! FR! (Fatcat)

Recorded in July at an intimate hometown gig in Glasgow, Liver! Lung! FR! captures Frightened Rabbit spinning romantic tales about love and sickness and the ever-blurring line that separates the two. This mostly acoustic offering, a near song-for-song retread of this year's The Midnight Organ Fight, hinges on the fleeting sense of desperation found in singer Scott Hutchison's aching Scottish croon, beginning with the anthemic coupling of "The Modern Leper" and "I Feel Better." Likable to the Frames' Breadcrumb Trail, the album's scaled-back setting gives an unprecedented immediacy to standout "Fast Blood" and slowly built lament "Good Arms vs. Bad Arms." The 48-minute set loses momentum toward the end and doesn't even touch on the band's stellar 2007 debut, Sing the Greys, much less offer any new material or intriguing covers. Quick, name one essential indie rock live album. (2:45pm, Stage 1.)

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