Release date: February 04, 2013
Label: Atlantic Records
Produced by: Leo Abrahams
Pedestrian Verse is the fourth studio album by Scottish indie rock band Frightened Rabbit, released on February 4, 2013 in the UK and Europe, and on February 5, 2013 in the US through Atlantic Records. It is the debut LP for the band on major label Atlantic Records, with their previous studio albums released via independent label Fat Cat Records. The album was produced by Leo Abrahams.
Pedestrian Verse differed from the recording of the band's other records in that songs were written and practised while on tour, rather than having the songs being novel when recording was commenced, giving the songs a more "worn-in" feel, rather than an "edgy" one. The record also marked the first instance of lead songwriter Scott Hutchison sharing the role with the rest of the band. As a result, Hutchison has stated that Pedestrian Verse is the best record that the band has produced.
In the writing of the album, Hutchison initially set out to create songs with broader subject matter, rather than just referring to his personal relationships. However, during the process of writing the album, Hutchison experienced another break-up, found that "it was all he could think about," leaving the record with a more "personal" section.