THE FAINT Premieres “Evil Voices” Video

THE FAINT Premieres "Evil Voices" Video. The Faint's album Doom Abuse is now out on SQE music. The band play their next show on April 24 in Des Moines, IA

THE FAINT’s sixth album, DOOM ABUSE is out now SQE Music.  The band today, premiered the new video for “Evil Voices” which was directed by Nik Fackler (Icky BlossomsSick Birds Die Easy). THE FAINT’S Todd Fink says, “Nik came to us with an insane video treatment based on a DMT trip he’d had. Meat tubes, violent princesses, futuristic gods and neon rubber souls being excavated from skulls and wrapped around a cogs, it was a no brainer. We were stoked to work with someone who could actually make things like this happen.”

To understand DOOM ABUSE and its raw, visceral aesthetic you have to understand its birth story. You have to understand that after touring for a year on their 2008 self-released album Fasciinatiion, an album that took several years to write and produce, THE FAINT ceased to exist. The musicians were burned out, uninspired and could no longer find the most important element of any musical creation: fun. They went their separate ways, pursued other sorts of music in other projects, sometimes together and sometimes separately, and learned new ways of channeling sound. They remembered what drove their songwriting in the first place.

The band booked time with longtime collaborator Mike Mogis to mix the album before even really having songs written. There was no specific concept, just a sense of wanting to capture moments of real passion and invigorated glee. A lot of the record was created live in the room, with first takes and first ideas taking precedent. The entire album took only about three months to create. It reflects specific experiences from a specific time and sounds unlike anything else. From boisterous, static-laced opener “Help In The Head” to propulsive aggressor “Evil Voices” to ambient and layered closer “Damage Control,” the album explores different variations of THE FAINT as a live rock band. Their history as an innovative dance act lingers, years of obsession with crafting a new style for the dance floor seeping into each song, but here and now, the band wanted to make songs that capture the sheer power and collaborative nature of their onstage performances. The songs differ and balance each other out but all share the same space and overarching tone, another pattern seen after the fact.


The birth of DOOM ABUSE in many ways, is in parallel with a rebirth of the band itself. THE FAINT, started in Omaha in the mid-’90s, have always created against the grain, disinterested in making anything except what their own inspiration drives them to make. Each album since their 1998 debut Media has shifted and evolved that desire. Some albums, like 1999’s Blank-Wave Arcade, came from urgent, short recording processes while others, like 2004’s Wet From Birth, were more carefully constructed. While DOOM ABUSE harkens back to Blank-Wave Arcade’simmediacy in some ways, it opens a new door. Inside is exactly where THE FAINT want to be now.

The Faint’s Upcoming Tour Dates

April 24 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

April 25 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre

April 26 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room

April 27 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck

April 30 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard

May 1 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater

May 2 – Austin, TX @ The Belmont

May 3 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Ballroom

May 6 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room

May 7 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

May 9 – Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live

May 10 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Heaven

May 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero Theatre

May 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Willamsburg

May 16 – Boston, MA @ Royale NightClub

May 17 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

May 19 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

May 20 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

May 22 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

May 23 – Chicago, IL @ Metro

May 24 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

May 27 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

May 28 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

May 30 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune

May 31 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

June 1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

June 2 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

June 3 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

June 5 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

June 6 – Los Angeles,, CA @ The Roxy Theatre

June 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
June 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre

June 11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot

June 12 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre

June 13 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium

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