Monday, June 9, 2008

The Twilight Sad- new old material

Glasgow's The Twilight Sad are out with a new EP titled Here, It Never Snowed. Afterwards It Did . The new EP is a reworking of 4 tracks from the groups 2007 album ‘Fourteen Autumns, Fifteen Winters’ plus two previously unreleased tracks, a Daniel Johnston cover "Some Things Last A Long Time", and the title track "Here It Never Snowed. Afterwards It Did", the latter of which was originally intended for their debut LP but didn't make the cut.
According to the group the concept for the reworking of the tracks came about from playing much different arrangements of the songs in some of their live shows from last year. Guitarist Andy MacFarlane explains "We wanted to record re-worked versions of some songs from ‘Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters’ as we felt there was another side to some of them that worked just as well as the originals. The idea came about from playing certain gigs or sessions with a more basic line-up of just fan organ, glockenspiel and percussion. We developed that sound in the recordings by plugging the fan organ through effects, adding guitars, drones, violins and experimenting with the alternate sound”.

Fans of the band need not worry, as Twilight Sad still deliver on their epic sound on the reworked tracks, giving them a new life, while on the new tracks lead singer James Graham's voice demands as much attention as ever. Fans of the band will be left happy and if your new to the material you get a glimpse of two sides of the group and the material.

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