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May 24, 2011 7:39 AM   Subscribe

I Feel Better: A brief rotoscoped video for the song by the Scottish band Frightened Rabbit, in which a real-life HUD and an infinite number of parallel universes conspire to help our hero get motivated. [SLYT]
posted by jbickers (19 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
I do love Frabbit. Their touring schedule, however, always conspires against me.
posted by scruss at 7:48 AM on May 24, 2011


That was great. The first rotoscoped video which didn't make me think "Aha! ripoff".

I didn't get the end, though. Surely viewing alternate worlds would make you *more* likely to see branching directions everywhere and be unsure which to take. Or is the idea that now that he knows that "he" is doing all of them, he feels more free to just pick one and live with it?
posted by DU at 7:49 AM on May 24, 2011


If you want a lovely rude Frightened Rabbit song, I recommend Keep Yourself Warm.
posted by imperium at 7:55 AM on May 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thanks! Great video. I love Frabbit. And what scruss said. Nearest US date this summer is in ATL. :-(
posted by white_devil at 8:05 AM on May 24, 2011


Or is the idea that now that he knows that "he" is doing all of them, he feels more free to just pick one and live with it?

Yeah this I think.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:09 AM on May 24, 2011


Swim Until You Can't See Land. Hard rotation in my playlist.
posted by white_devil at 8:09 AM on May 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is good.
posted by Songdog at 8:37 AM on May 24, 2011


Go listen to "Say It To Me Now" by Glenn Hansard. Then listen to "Backwards Walk". I think someone has some 'splainin' to do, and that someone isn't the Oscar nominee.
posted by pxe2000 at 9:50 AM on May 24, 2011


Oh man, Keep Yourself Warm is one of my favorite songs of theirs. They are really a great freaking band, and so kind. I saw them in Portland and they played every song asked of them. Great guys.
posted by Lutoslawski at 10:03 AM on May 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Nice to see Frabbit featured in a FPP. "Floating in the Forth" has to be one of the greatest pulls-you-out-of-the-suicidal-funk-of-depression songs ever written. Seriously thinking of getting the lyric "these manic gulls scream it's ok" as my next tattoo.

And I agree re: this being a refreshing departure from all the Aha! ripoff videos out there. That said, it surprises me that anyone makes videos anymore. I'm old enough to remember when MTV was launched, and in technology/media years, it seems like centuries ago. So yay for YouTube and viral marketing. I think.
posted by flyingsquirrel at 2:56 PM on May 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Sorry, meant to add a link to Floating in the Forth. (Not really a video per se, but worth a listen.)
posted by flyingsquirrel at 3:03 PM on May 24, 2011


I definitely enjoyed the video and the very cool multiple worlds concept, but I muted the sound after about 15 seconds. Sorry.
posted by yellowcandy at 4:14 PM on May 24, 2011


I saw them at a festival, didn't really appreciate them, and missed them twice after that. Now I feel guilty, because they're great and are best bros with Craig Finn. (warning: Elton John cover)
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 5:20 PM on May 24, 2011


Ah. Been meaning to listen to these guys for a while. Any recommendations for which album to start with?
posted by schmod at 9:19 PM on May 24, 2011


Any recommendations for which album to start with?

The Midnight Organ Fight, definitely. And you can hear a handful of their songs for free on their MySpace page.
posted by flyingsquirrel at 9:51 PM on May 24, 2011


Ah. Been meaning to listen to these guys for a while. Any recommendations for which album to start with?

I'd definitely start with The Midnight Organ Fight, which the linked song is from. IMHO it's one of those rare albums where every single song is great.
posted by fearthehat at 9:51 PM on May 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think I prefer the one with cancer jesus.
posted by LD Feral at 5:59 AM on May 25, 2011


in which a real-life HUD and an infinite number of parallel universes conspire to help our hero get motivated

sounds like an eigenstate mod :P cf. quarantine!
posted by kliuless at 8:33 AM on May 25, 2011


Midnight Organ Fight is fantastic. The newer one, Winter of Mixed Drinks, is also incredible.

What draws me to them is how very Scottish their rock music is. They've retained something amazing from their traditional musics in the rock they make. It's quite extraordinary.
posted by Lutoslawski at 10:16 AM on May 25, 2011


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