Monday, October 27, 2008

New Twilight Sad EP On The Way

Despite the fact that we get a little grumpy about their lack of US appearances, we here at HAD are still pretty damned happy whenever there's a new release from The Twilight Sad. The combination of scottish brogue, anthemic songwriting, guitar fuzz, and bleeding heart sadness gets us every time. This time around, the band is releasing an EP that consists of a combination of new material, live tracks, and covers (yes, we get it). To those familiar with the band, the covers should come as no surprise: Smiths, Joy Division, Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Call it "covers with a dose of misery", if you will. Here's the full track listing:

01 - Walking for Two Hours (live)
- That Summer, At Home I Had Become the Invisible Boy (live)
- Untitled #28
- Cold Days From the Birdhouse (live)
- And She Would Darken the Memory (live)
- Twenty Four Hours (Joy Division)
- The Weather Is Bad
- Half a Person (The Smiths)
- Untitled #27
- Modern Romance (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
- I Was Hoping the Winter Was Over

Unfortunately, the band still doesn't have any scheduled dates in the US, but we'll keep hoping. In the meantime, those live tracks are about as close as you'll get. Or, if you want to get reduced value for your dollar, you could always take a trip to Europe and see them on the road opening for Mogwai. It could be cool, kids.

Twilight Sad Tour Dates
10-27 Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal (with Mogwai)
10-28 Paris, France - Casino de Paris
(with Mogwai)
10-29 Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall (with Mogwai)
10-30 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg (with Mogwai)
11-02 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega (with Mogwai)
11-03 Lund, Sweden - Mejeriet (with Mogwai)
11-04 Stockholm, Sweden - Cirkus (with Mogwai)
11-06 Berlin, Germany - Huxleys (with Mogwai)
11-08 Hamburg, Germany - Grosse Freiheit (with Mogwai)
11-10 Frankfurt, Germany - Mousonturm (with Mogwai)
11-11 Dresden, Germany - Alter Schlachthof (with Mogwai)
11-12 Munich, Germany - Backstage-Werk (with Mogwai)
11-13 Vienna, Austria - Wuk (with Mogwai)
11-15 Prague, Czech Republic - Archa Theatre (with Mogwai)
11-17 Fribourg, Switzerland - Fri-Son (with Mogwai)
11-18 Zurich, Switzerland - Rote Fabrik (with Mogwai)
12-23 Glasgow, Scotland - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
12-24 Glasgow, Scotland - The Swan