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Frightened Rabbit - The Winter Of Mixed Drinks

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The Winter of Mixed Drinks is the third studio album by Scottish indie rock band Frightened Rabbit, released on 1 March 2010 through independent label FatCat Records. As with its predecessor, the critically acclaimed The Midnight Organ Fight (2008), the album was recorded and produced by Peter Katis. Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Scott Hutchison states that The Winter of Mixed Drinks is "more of a storytelling record" than the band's previous two albums, and notes that the album is "about an escape and maybe even a slight breakdown. I have to say, it's semi-fictional. There's a protagonist who is possibly male but it doesn't really describe my life because if I did that it wouldn't make for an interesting album this time around as I’ve been quite solid and content, thankfully."

The album was preceded by the singles "Swim Until You Can't See Land" and "Nothing Like You", released during November 2009 and February 2010, respectively. The album's third single "Living in Colour" was released on 14 June. The album's title comes from a line in the song "Living in Colour", with Hutchison stating, "I think we've all had odd, lonely, fallow periods in life, where you find yourself detached from everything, drifting and lost. That's what [the title] means to me, but most importantly, it's the moments of joy afterwards, during recovery, that defines the dark period." The album's fourth and final single "The Loneliness and the Scream" was released in November 2010.

Release info

Label: FatCat Records FATLP84
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 2010
Genre: Rock
Style: Indie Rock


A1 Things
A2 Swim Until You Can't See Land
A3 The Loneliness And The Scream
A4 The Wrestle
A5 Skip The Youth
B1 Nothing Like You
B2 Man/Bag Of Sand
B3 FootShooter
B4 Not Miserable
B5 Living In Colour
B6 Yes, I Would

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