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When I heard 5 seconds of it, I was like YEAH! THIS IS COOL, but when I heard 10 seconds, I was like, EH.

Poliopolice, Friday, 30 March 2012 15:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

Lyrics are darkly funny enough tht it never feels too whiny or self-pitying

yeah, i think this is a big part of the appeal for me.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 30 March 2012 19:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh and good arms vs. bad arms....describes ex-wife and me so perfect.

― thebingo, Thursday, March 22, 2012 2:15 PM (1 week ago)

which one of you has bad arms?

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Friday, 30 March 2012 22:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

"Swim Until You Can't See Land" just came on the radio, and I was found myself wondering if this band ever got sued for wrongful death by grieving parents, the way Judas Priest did in the 80's. Very reckless advice.

enochroot, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 14:02 (two years ago) Permalink

Really don't like all that greetin' faced, heart on beard, over-enunciated Scottish indie bombast.

stew otm five years ago

physicist and christian lambert dolphin (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 14:08 (two years ago) Permalink

Coincidentally, I just brought up the Judas Priest trial in a lecture today and my students honestly couldn't believe that that was a thing that happened.

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 15:58 (two years ago) Permalink

Really don't like all that greetin' faced, heart on beard, over-enunciated Scottish indie bombast.

stew otm five years ago

― physicist and christian lambert dolphin (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:08 AM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I'm with yous on this

Islamic State of Mind (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 16:44 (two years ago) Permalink

aye that style of scottish-accented singing is like nails on a blackboard to me and i can't quite work out why it bothers me so much

physicist and christian lambert dolphin (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 17:08 (two years ago) Permalink

cultural cringe!

Islamic State of Mind (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 17:21 (two years ago) Permalink

ha probably

physicist and christian lambert dolphin (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 19:36 (two years ago) Permalink

You know, White Rabbits about a billion times better. Any band capable of combining Dogtooth with Spoon gets my vote. Wonder whatever happened to them.

dlp9001, Thursday, 23 March 2017 22:34 (two years ago) Permalink

I really like this band. Admittedly the records are spotty, but I usually find a half dozen or so gems on each album.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Friday, 24 March 2017 18:04 (two years ago) Permalink

I loved Midnight Organ Fight, like proper head over heels in love, and it was the heart on beard aspect of it I fell for. And I think Scott Hutchinson is a fantastic lyricist - It's Christmas So We Stopped being exhibit a. That said, I think it's been diminishing returns since Organ Fight, mostly because I think Hutchinson ran out of things to write about.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Saturday, 25 March 2017 12:34 (two years ago) Permalink

Hutchison, ffs.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Saturday, 25 March 2017 12:34 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

This is pretty worrying

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 12:12 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Ah shit. I hope he's OK.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 12:54 (eleven months ago) Permalink

It's not mentioned in the article but the hotel he was last seen leaving at 1am is just down the road from the Forth Road Bridge. Not wanting to be morbid but I don't have a good feeling about this working out well.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 13:00 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Ah shit

valorous wokelord (silby), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 13:02 (eleven months ago) Permalink

One of my favourite memories is of flying into Edinburgh airport, over the Forth Road Bridge, listening to Floating in the Forth ('On a rolled up coat against the window/with the strobe/of the sun and the life I’ve led' makes me gasp every time). What you're suggesting is too much to contemplate.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 13:08 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I also really hope I'm wrong

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 13:09 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I'm a huge fan of this band. I think they're criminally underrated, not that any of that shit matters right now. I read about this last night right before bed and just couldn't sleep, and I never met the dude. I can't imagine what's going through his loved one's minds right now.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Thursday, 10 May 2018 20:10 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Very sad situation.

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 10 May 2018 20:36 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Midnight Organ Fight was such a big album for me when it was released and it feels like it was part of a mini surge in superb Scottish music in my memory, with the Twilight Sad and Meursault cutting about, mature Idlewild and Teenage Fanclub releases, and mainstream appreciation for the likes of Camera obscure and King creosote to boot. But above all, I was just deriving so much pleasure putting that particular album on repeat over and over and letting my preferred songs evolve, the least appreciated slowly breaking into firm favourites.

It is in that particular group of albums I have turned to when my heart aches, and will turn to when it aches again.

One of my absolute favourite memories is shambolically dancing down the stairs at a birthday party, infected with joy as Old Old Fashioned came on shuffle.

I met him at the Edinburgh Christmas songwriters club a few years back, a lovely down to earth guy (and a Jambo to boot). I'm really hoping he's okay, wherever he is.

I'm Finn thanks, don't mention it (fionnland), Thursday, 10 May 2018 22:32 (eleven months ago) Permalink

They've found a body. :(

alpine static, Friday, 11 May 2018 05:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Fuck it fuck it fuck it.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Friday, 11 May 2018 06:06 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Never met Scott but was hard not to feel like you knew him through the lyrics. The first two albums were huge for me at some difficult points in my life but some lyrics from the last album and the Mastersystem record have actually hit harder over the last few days.

Really awful news for his family, friends and all loved ones. So sad for them.

michaellambert, Friday, 11 May 2018 08:40 (eleven months ago) Permalink

God damnit.. So tragic.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 11 May 2018 09:46 (eleven months ago) Permalink

They passed me by for many years, but have had cause to see them live twice in the last year and was really taken with them. Just awful news.

ailsa, Friday, 11 May 2018 10:12 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Don't know anything about this band, to be honest, but yet another young man ending his life this way is just terrible.

Kanye O'er Frae France? (Tom D.), Friday, 11 May 2018 10:20 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I had never heard of them either, but this has been all over twitter the last few days and I had been hoping he'd turn up. Definitely sad for all the fans.

how's life, Friday, 11 May 2018 10:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink

this has been doing the rounds on twitter

seeing this message scott hutchison personally wrote to a fan has broken me. for a man who’s words and music have brought so much light to people in need - this situation feels all the more crushing

— Adam Park (@admprk_) May 10, 2018

glasgow being a small place, i used to see him around all the time when i lived in the west end and i know a bunch of people who knew him - just such a sad end for someone who clearly meant a lot to a lot of people

Mahogany Loggins (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 11 May 2018 11:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink

this is horrible

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 11 May 2018 12:03 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Police have confirmed it. Just so sad.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 11 May 2018 12:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Very sad news. I hadn’t paid a lot of attention to them for a while, but The Midnight Organ Fight is a great album that I still come back to quite frequently.

incel elgort (cryptosicko), Friday, 11 May 2018 14:04 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Sings the Greys and The Midnight Organ Fight were huge to me during a difficult period of my life. I saw them five times during this period too (twice in tiny places, with no more than a handful of people). They were a humming constant, a little engine of optimism. Ach, it's such a fucking shame.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Friday, 11 May 2018 14:14 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Depression is a fucking liar and a thief.

valorous wokelord (silby), Friday, 11 May 2018 15:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Rest In Peace, Scott.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Friday, 11 May 2018 15:05 (eleven months ago) Permalink

this is horrible, RIP Scott.

Bee OK, Saturday, 12 May 2018 01:04 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Last month was the 10-year anniversary of The Midnight Organ Fight, and the band celebrated by touring the album in full to sold-out venues across the UK. Midnight’s closing song, Floating in the Forth, details Hutchison visualising taking his own life, before he triumphantly sings: “I think I’ll save suicide for another year.” At every live show, particularly during this last run of shows, this was a line unanimously and cathartically screamed back at him, signalling how supportive the lyric, song, album and man have been to so many. Given the aligning of circumstances, it’s tempting to desperately scramble for meaning or prescience in this, to derive some significance and symbolism from what has happened. But there is no tragic poetry in this death, only tragedy – and the loss of a wonderful songwriter and a better person.

Bee OK, Saturday, 12 May 2018 01:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink


valorous wokelord (silby), Saturday, 12 May 2018 01:14 (eleven months ago) Permalink


Frightened Rabbit Singer Scott Hutchinson Dead At 36 #WhatDoYouThink?

— The Onion (@TheOnion) May 14, 2018

groovypanda, Monday, 14 May 2018 21:45 (eleven months ago) Permalink

what - as they say - the actual fuck

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Monday, 14 May 2018 21:51 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I think that's sincere. Limmy forsook his usual 'charity do' bit to say something straight-up sad as well

imago, Monday, 14 May 2018 21:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink

not often the onion misses the mark but fuck that is terrible

martin short's interiors (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 14 May 2018 21:58 (eleven months ago) Permalink

imago - click thru to the actual feature (or, better, don't)

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Monday, 14 May 2018 21:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink


imago, Monday, 14 May 2018 22:22 (eleven months ago) Permalink

that is absolutely disgusting.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Monday, 14 May 2018 23:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink

ok i'm a big FRabbit fan, but what is so disgusting about it? there's a mild pang in the joke that the band's music could've helped him (also a reference to how it helped so many, imo), then the sincere one in the middle and the third one wouldn't be a bad thing, either.

what am i missing here? to me this reads like the staff at The Onion being about as close to sincere as it ever gets. (but i def could be missing something.)

alpine static, Monday, 14 May 2018 23:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I can't get my head around the intention. What's it doing on that site? why would you make an article that includes fictional opinions from people who don't exist about someone who committed suicide a few days ago? why would anyone make this?

Heavy Messages (jed_), Monday, 14 May 2018 23:51 (eleven months ago) Permalink

The "irony" in joke #1 seems grotesque (and dumb); and joke #3 seems grotesquely trivializing. I'm not very familiar w/FR, just speaking as a bystander.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Monday, 14 May 2018 23:52 (eleven months ago) Permalink

One day I'll make a top ten track list for the band for those who kind of dropped off after tmfo. To me this band hadn't fell off, aesthetically speaking.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Monday, 28 May 2018 00:26 (ten months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

"You're the shit and I'm knee deep in it" is still devastating

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Monday, 1 October 2018 18:29 (six months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

imagine being so brilliant that you can write a line like:

"I'd say she was his sister but she doesn't have his nose"

to communicate the distance between two people who are no longer in love

alpine static, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 06:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

He was a master and that album is dripping with equally brilliant images. What a waste.

This went up recently; it's available for download too:

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 17:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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