The flushed cheeked boys from Frightened Rabbit have released their latest single from Winter Of Mixed Drinks.“Living In Colour”, one of few rays of sunshine in an otherwise cold and cloudy record, includes an alternate version of the song and an Andreas Lust remix and accordingly sees the light of day today.
If you’re curious about the B-sides, the alternate version mutes the drums and bumps the reverb on the backing vocals creating an entirely new energy. The mature, calculated production creates a foreboding tension otherwise absent on the original. The A. Lust remix continues the deconstruction of original — pouring a cocktail full of disorientated calamity and dizzying loops — as if we’re transported to the end of a literal winter of mixed drinks. Both are worthy footnotes to the original if only to remind us that FR can’t stand the bright poppy sun for very long.
The single can be ordered online via FatCat Records (for your listening purposes, we included a BBC performance of the song below). And if you missed Frightened Rabbit on their Spring tour, there’s still a few chances left to catch them at Glastonbury, T In The Park, and Lollapalooza among other festivals in the coming months.
Frightened Rabbit 2010 Tour Dates:
06/24 – St. Gallen, CH @ St Gallen Festival
06/27 Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Music Festival
07/07 – Hultsfred, SE @ Hultsfred Festival
07/09 – Eadestown, IE @ Oxegen
07/10 Kinross, UK @ T In The Park
08/01 – Brisbane, AU @ Splendour in the Grass
08/02 – Melbourne, AU @ Hi Fi
08/03 – Sydney, AU @ Sydney Factory Theatre
08/07 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/14 – LohstraÃe, DE @ Haldern Pop Festival
08/15 Leicester, UK @ Summer Sundae
08/19 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
08/20 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
12/10 – Minehead, UK @ Bowlie Weekender 2