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The Twilight Sad to release new album ‘ It Won/t Be Like This All the Time’

Alternapop favs The Twilight Sad are releasing their new album, the band’s 5th full-length, It Won’t Be Like This All The Time, on January 19th. It was announced last fall and they’ve been slowly releasing tracks from the upcoming album.

This will be their first album on Mogwai’s Rock Action Records out of Glasgow.

Guitarist Andy MacFarlane stated, via an NME interview, “It all came together really well. To me, it’s like a different band almost. I did a stupid thing of writing loads of music, then giving it to James to write stuff over, then I deleted all the music. So then I wrote another album under it… I think we just needed to shake up the routine. One of our mates bought us those Brian Eno Oblique Strategy cards. I picked one out and it was like ‘delete everything, must try harder, don’t tell James’. The aim was to try and do stuff that we’d enjoy playing live, to make it more interesting for ourselves as well as everyone else.”

Singer James Graham says, “It’s all pretty full on but there’s some lighter shades and some hope on there. The first song that we’re going to come back with epitomizes the record. It’s got really noisy guitars but it’s pretty melodic. I think it’s the next stage of who we’re meant to be.”

The album is a welcome progression. It’s definitely a TSS album but they obviously experiment enough to keep it fresh. It’s a little more keyboard heavy than previous albums while maintaining a rock feel. Andy utilizes an E-Bow (electronic string driver) which moves the sound a bit away from the shoegaze sound of prior albums and the result, along with the overall production, is likely a somewhat more accessible sound.

The album’s strong computer generated, fractured artwork is “to represent fractured memories”, per Graham.

The have consistently been one of our more favorite bands to see live due to their genuine passion and appreciation for both music and their fans.

1. [10 Good Reasons for Modern Drugs]
2. Shooting Dennis Hopper Shooting
3. The Arbor
4. VTr
5. Sunday Day13
6. I/m Not Here [missing face]
7. Auge_Maschine
8. Keep It All to Myself
9. Girl Chewing Gum
10. Let/s Get Lost
11. Videograms

The new album is available for pre-order from:

Amazon
The Twilight Sad official store

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Brooklyn’s Big Bliss Releases Debut Album

Big Bliss, a post-punk trio from Brooklyn, has released their debut full-length, At Middle Distance.

They released a 5-track EP, Keep Near, in 2016 which was available on cassette only. (Anyone have one available?)

Recommended if you like: Wolf Parade, Pixies, Modest Mouse, Interpol, Echo and the Bunnymen

It’s available on CD, black vinyl, and digitally on Bandcamp.

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The Chameleons embark on US tour (Interpol, Editors, post-punk)

The Chameleons UK, an 80s alternative/post-punk band, who influenced modern bands like Interpol, The Editors, Oasis, and The Verve, are playing at San Francisco’s Elbo Room​ on Sept. 21. (Mark Burgess, the original singer, with a backing band.)

event info: The ChameleonsVox w/ Soft Kill & All Your Sisters​

(similar to The Psychedelic Furs, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Stone Roses, Peter Murphy, The Smiths, Kitchens of Distinction, The Church)

See them in your town: LA, Portland, Seattle, Columbus, etc:
http://chameleonsv.com/tour.html

The Chameleons – A Person Isn't Safe Anywhere These Days

The Chameleons – Up the Down Escalator [Sound Remastered]

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