Urgent and bracing, sullen and surrendering … the music of Frightened Rabbit often seems a mess of emotions tied up in a twitching, fragile guise of genius. Like a thin, bruised girl with a Kurt Cobain kind of problem, Frightened Rabbit would fall apart if you took any one thing (music, lyrics or sentiment) away from it. The band hurts a little sometimes. But it feels so good, too. It’s a strange sensation: Listening to a song and wanting both to collapse on the floor and question everything, but also wanting to stand up, kick your feet, clench your fists and howl along with the band’s Scott Hutchison.
Frightened Rabbit’s newest album, Pedestrian Verse, boasts help from the rest of the gang — Billy Kennedy, Andy Monaghan, Gordon Skene and Hutchison’s brother, Grant.
Frightened Rabbit performs 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 at Bogart's in Corryville. Tickets are $15. bogarts.com.