The Midnight Organ Fight

Fatcat Records
Release date
13 Apr 2008
Running length
14 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Modern Leper 3:48 177,467
2 I Feel Better 2:51 108,194
3 Good Arms vs Bad Arms 5:07 33,730
4 Fast Blood 3:48 104,104
5 Old Old Fashioned 3:42 102,607
6 The Twist 3:30 112,373
7 Bright Pink Bookmark 1:12 86,371
8 Head Rolls Off 3:44 98,860
9 My Backwards Walk 3:30 81,923
10 Keep Yourself Warm 5:33 126,687
11 Extrasupervery 1:17 74,594
12 Poke 4:36 119,508
13 Floating in the Forth 4:14 76,802
14 Who'd You Kill Now? 1:04 65,536

About this album

The Midnight Organ Fight is the second studio album by band Frightened Rabbit, released April 15, , on Fat Cat Records. Vocalist/guitarist Scott Hutchison describes the album as being “quite relationshippy” and “a lot more intense” than its predecessor Sing The Greys. Following the album’s completion, it took a month for Hutchison to be able to listen to it.

Lyrically, Hutchison states that “most of the lyrics are pretty direct” and that the album “almost spells out what’s happened.” However, Scott states that he tries “to leave the door open and the metaphors vague enough, so that people can get in there.” Hutchinson discussed the album at length in an interview with The Pop Cop.

The album’s title comes from a line in the song Fast Blood, and is said to be a “euphemism for sex.”

Background and Recording

To record the album, the band stayed with producer Peter Katis for a month in Connecticut. Hutchison noted that:
The benefit of recording in Bridgeport, Connecticut is there is nothing else to do but record. You’re focused 14 hours a day on just recording. From that standpoint it’s highly beneficial. I don’t want to go somewhere like New York and be like ‘oh there’s a bar across the street. Let’s just go there, just for lunch.’ And then you get back hammered. No, it was perfect.”

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  • mrchrisroden

    A friend of mine is listing a demo from the Midnight Organ Fight era in case anyone's interested in bagging a collectible:

    19 Aug 2014 Reply
  • emmarican

    one of my favourite albums EVERRRRR

    23 Jul 2014 Reply
  • GerbilEater

    I can understand why the most popular songs on this album are the most popular, because they're so damn good, but what I don't get is why Head Rolls Off isn't up there too... the riffs and the lyrics are just sublime

    12 Jun 2013 Reply
  • JackTommy

    I still can't get over how incredible this record is.

    14 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Quasimoto

    This is an incredibly special album. I know I will be returning to it for years to come.

    29 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Wipqozn

    One of my favorites ever. Also...Midnight organ fight means sex, yes?

    8 Sep 2011 Reply
  • allegracity

    best album on the planet!

    18 Aug 2011 Reply
  • jakegibbo

    My favourite album, by a long, long way.

    26 May 2011 Reply
  • jrox05

    Best album ever!

    6 May 2011 Reply
  • tommyhaych

    Can't believe it's taken me so long to discover this.

    1 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Hannes_Rannes

    Favourite Indie Album till now.

    4 Jan 2011 Reply
  • opticalanomaly

    This album is pure genius from start to finish. Their other two albums are great too, but this one is just fantastic.

    28 Nov 2010 Reply
  • indieforsara

    This is my favorite album right now. It's the best indie album of 2008, in my opinion. Ugh, so good. Favorite songs: The Modern Leper, Poke, Floating in the Fourth, Fast Blood. Every track, really.

    24 Nov 2010 Reply
  • sper12

    Every time someone dismisses this as too mainstream, I lose respect for their musical knowledge. Tragic really. Anyway, how can a song with the lines "Or should we kick it's cunt in/And watch as it dies from bleeding" be mainstream?

    27 Sep 2010 Reply
  • LornaRamsey

    The only thing I don't like about this album is how long it took me to find it.

    11 Sep 2010 Reply
  • UncleDavenage

    Listening to this for the first time and thinking it was pretty good, then was hit by Head Rolls Off / My Backwards Walk / Keep Yourself Warm in a row which convinced me it was actually bloody brilliant.

    20 Aug 2010 Reply
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  • Roggah123

    Finally got this album on vinyl, it's amazing.

    12 Jun 2010 Reply
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