The Twilight Sad

This band has been playing with the Cure for quite some time and they're one of my favorites, so I figured I'd give them some love and their own thread.

They've got a new record coming in January, titled It Won/t Be Like This All the Time, coming out through Mogwai's label Rock Action.

There's three songs from the record out, the newest one being released today. It's called VTr and it's pretty amazing.

And of course, their four prior albums are worth your time, Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters especially.

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  • WDSWDS
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    This is great, thanks Drop. Love the Twilight Sad.

  • Excellent band. I played their first 2 albums a lot. Kept up with their other stuff though I haven’t played the last couple as much. First came across them supporting Mogwai. Sadly only saw them play one song, would have watched the whole set if I knew how good they were. We walked in the venue as they started ‘and she would darken the memory’ and it gives me goosebumps now thinking about it. Absolutely epic finale

    I also love ‘that summer, at home I had become the invisible boy’ (named after a quote from the film Stand By Me). It features the classic line ‘the cunt sits at his desk, and he’s plotting away’ which always makes me smile.

    Also watched them support The Cure. Great to see them together. The band are big Cure fans and Robert Smith is a big Twilight Sad fan.

    Not heard the new songs yet, will have a listen. I’d actually buy their album without hearing a single note from it, something I can no longer do with Koz

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    @Thunderbolt said:
    Not heard the new songs yet, will have a listen. I’d actually buy their album without hearing a single note from it, something I can no longer do with Koz

    Oh yeah that reminds me I forgot to put the preorder link: https://store.thetwilightsad.com/

    Bleep also has blue vinyl: https://bleep.com/release/108744-the-twilight-sad-it-wont-be-like-this-all-the-time

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    This album drops tomorrow! I just got through my first listen and am absolutely loving what I've heard. It's the most vibrant album they've done since their debut.

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    @Drop said:
    This album drops tomorrow! I just got through my first listen and am absolutely loving what I've heard. It's the most vibrant album they've done since their debut.

    This is great news. Really looking forward to this. Sadly I’ll have to order online as I went into HMV at 9am Friday to buy on release day, first customer through the doors, only to be told that their deliveries haven’t resumed yet with all that’s going on. I really hope the shop survives as it’s the only place in town to buy new releases, unless you like the kind of music sold in supermarkets, which I don’t.

  • Posts: 379

    @Thunderbolt said:

    @Drop said:
    This album drops tomorrow! I just got through my first listen and am absolutely loving what I've heard. It's the most vibrant album they've done since their debut.

    This is great news. Really looking forward to this. Sadly I’ll have to order online as I went into HMV at 9am Friday to buy on release day, first customer through the doors, only to be told that their deliveries haven’t resumed yet with all that’s going on. I really hope the shop survives as it’s the only place in town to buy new releases, unless you like the kind of music sold in supermarkets, which I don’t.

    You know, the band mentioned something about that on their Twitter. I don't know what's going on with HMV but apparently they're not stocking new releases right now.

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    @Drop said:

    @Thunderbolt said:

    @Drop said:
    This album drops tomorrow! I just got through my first listen and am absolutely loving what I've heard. It's the most vibrant album they've done since their debut.

    This is great news. Really looking forward to this. Sadly I’ll have to order online as I went into HMV at 9am Friday to buy on release day, first customer through the doors, only to be told that their deliveries haven’t resumed yet with all that’s going on. I really hope the shop survives as it’s the only place in town to buy new releases, unless you like the kind of music sold in supermarkets, which I don’t.

    You know, the band mentioned something about that on their Twitter. I don't know what's going on with HMV but apparently they're not stocking new releases right now.

    I really hope things get sorted out, but not even getting new releases in the shop not a good sign. Barry Burns from Mogwai retweeted this from Invada Records -

    "Been told we are £12,000 down after HMV going into administration. If you see an Invada LP/CD in HMV/Fopp, just buy directly from us as we won't see a penny from its sale as things stand. We will support HMV/Fopp in the future but only when/if the bizz gets handled correctly."

    What a sorry state of affairs. I support independent record shops when I can, but also buy from my local HMV as its the only place here to buy new releases. Right now I can't even do that. You can't add Pure points to your account and can't spend existing points you have. Really sad, and I'd hate to see the staff lose their jobs and us not have a record store in town for buying new stuff, just 2 second hand shops that never have anything I'm looking for.

    Anyway, I got my mail order Twilight Sad album from Piccadilly Records in Manchester and am really enjoying it.

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