Although Scottish indie rockers the Twilight Sad are ostensibly touring to support an album of remixes they’re releasing later this year—featuring new takes on the synth-suffocating post-shoegaze of this year’s No One Can Ever Know—chances are that those songs wouldn’t sound exactly the same live anyway. Ever since releasing their self-titled debut EP in 2006, the group seems to be on a constant quest of refining their sound: dialing back the morose guitar fuzz from one release to play up frontman James Graham’s downtrodden brogue on another, or, as on No One, using electronics to build different textures and tones between each song. When presenting their songs live, the group allows these subtle changes to breathe new life into their songs, growing their repertoire in ways some remixers couldn’t dream of.
Mon., Nov. 5, 9 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 31, 2012