The Twilight Sad Share Track “Late January”

The Twilight Sad share New Track "Late January",
The Twilight Sad share New Track "Late January",

The Twilight Sad will return to North America for a month-long tour this fall in support of new album Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave, out October 28 on FatCat Records. The Scottish trio just released “Last January,” the first official single from the album and the follow up to “There’s A Girl In The Corner.” Hear “Last January” below.

“Last January” is a , driving track that–while coming early in the album’s overall arc–is a pivotal point in establishing many of the record’s key motifs. It’s permeated by themes of small town weirdness and romance, of intermingled relationships and close-knit ties with an undercurrent of stir-crazy coursing throughout.

Perhaps that’s to be expected, though. Much of Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave was written back in the small Scottish town where the band first penned the songs that would go on to form their acclaimed 2007 debut album, Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters, while the record was mixed by Peter Katis, who worked alongside the band on Fourteen Autumns.

Frontman James Graham says of the process: “We spent a lot of time at home when writing this new record, we got to hang out with old friends and get back to some sort of normality, which I think really helped me clear my mind and focus in on writing these new songs. I had a lot I wanted to get off my chest and I’ve done that with this new record.”

Working out of Mogwai’s Castle of Doom, alongside Katis and live soundman Andrew Bush, the band strove to draw upon their entire recorded output to date. The result is a thrilling embodiment of everything that’s made The Twilight Sad so easy to admire in the years that have passed since Fourteen Autumns first built a steady head of acclaim.

“Over the eight years we’ve been touring, our live sound has taken on different forms, from full on noise/feedback, to a sparse, synth-led sound, to a stripped back set-up with just keys, drum machine and guitar, to playing with an orchestra, and to just an acoustic with vocal,” says guitarist Andy MacFarlane. “We wanted to try and capture all of those elements and develop them in some way to make the new record.”

Last January




Oct 5 Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen

Oct 6 London, UK – Boston Music Rooms

Oct 7 Nottingham, UK – Bodega

Oct 9 Edinburgh, UK – Pleasance

Oct 16 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade NYC **Headline Show (Performing Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters in it’s entirety)

Oct 17 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall +

Oct 18 Montreal, QC – Il Motore +

Oct 19 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre +

Oct 20 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick +

Oct 22 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner +

Oct 23 Cincinnati, OH – The Woodward Theater +

Oct 24 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre +

Oct 25 Madison, WI – Majestic Theater +

Oct 26 St Louis, MO – The Old Rock House +

Oct 28 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater +

Oct 29 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge +

Oct 30 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House +

Nov 01 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading +

Nov 02 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom +

Nov 04 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club +

Nov 07 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre +

Nov 08 San Diego, CA – Irenic +

Nov 09 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom +

Nov 11 Austin, TX – The Mohawk +

Nov 12 Dallas, TX – Trees +

Nov 13 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s +

Nov 14 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks +

Nov 15 Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre +

Nov 16 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West +

Nov 18 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle +

Nov 19 Washington, DC – 930 Club +

Nov 20 Boston, MA – Paradise +

Nov 21 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer +

Nov 22 New York, NY – Webster Hall +


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