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Video: Frightened Rabbit cover The National’s “Fake Empire”

Frightened RabbitAlthough hailing from two different sides of the globe, Scotland’s Frightened Rabbit and Brooklyn’s The National have a lot in common. Both specialise in dense metaphor and literate pop. Both have a fascination with the dark and morose. And both have garnered enormous acclaim for their 2010 albums, ‘The Winter Of Mixed Drinks’ and ‘High Violet’ respectively.

So it shouldn’t be surprising that this affinity would result in one band covering the other, as happened in San Francisco recently when Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchinson performed a unique rendition of The National’s classic, “Fake Empire” (taken from their ‘Boxer’ album).

To watch it, skip to 47 min 44 sec on the below video.

Video: Frightened Rabbit @ San Francisco’s Rickshaw Stop

(via Pitchfork, Cover Me, Revision 3)

Frightened Rabbit’s ‘The Winter Of Mixed Drinks’ is out now on Pod through Inertia
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The National’s ‘High Violet’ is out now on 4AD through Remote Control
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Posted in News on September 1st, 2010 - By Mark / Tags: , ,