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THE TWILIGHT SAD SET TO RELEASE FORGET THE NIGHT AHEAD ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 ADDED TO MONOLITH FESTIVAL AND MUSICFEST NORTHWEST

THE TWILIGHT SAD SET TO RELEASE FORGET THE NIGHT AHEAD ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 ADDED TO MONOLITH FESTIVAL AND MUSICFEST NORTHWEST

“Nothing short of mesmerizing” – Dom Gourlay – Drowned in Sound – May 2009

The Twilight Sad announce the details of their hugely anticipated sophomore Forget The Night Ahead album. Already trailed by opener ‘Reflections Of The Television’ – which dropped on Pitchfork in May, and the forthcoming single “I Became A Prostitute” on July 20, the new album will be released in the September 22..

The Kilsythe quartet have been busy previewing the new songs on both sides of the Atlantic with US dates supporting Mogwai, and a UK headline tour last month which included some heart-stoppingly intense – and intensely loud – performances at three Stag & Dagger events, and two Great Escape appearances. And this time around the band have an audience acknowledges singer James Graham, speaking to Pitchfork in May; “Now people know us, there’s a bit more pressure. Before there was no expectations. Now people want to come and see this band they really like, so you think, god, we’ve got to play really well tonight. Before it was like, f— it, let’s go play.”

In lyrical terms the new album is possibly a darker set even than it’s hallowed predecessor ‘Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters’, James Graham’s portentous knack for unsettling lines, forcefully delivered in his own Caledonian burr remaining very much on point. Speaking to The Skinny at the start of the year James cautioned; “We have definitely moved on from ‘Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters’, musically and lyrically. One thing that I can promise is that the lyrics are very dark, but you might have to look into them a bit to realise. They are mainly based around things that have happened to me over the past two years, revolving mainly around losing people and being none too proud or happy with myself about my antics and situations I’ve found myself in.”

Produced by guitarist Andy MacFarlane with the assistance of the Delgados’ Paul Savage at the legendary Chem19 Studios in Glasgow, musically too, the new record is no less tumultuous, Andy McFarelane’s distinctive tremelo’d guitar creating startling shifts between melancholy introspective and explosive tension, the cacophony broadening to accommodate the band’s most melodic and also thrillingly discordant moments yet. The album also features the talents of ex-Aerogramme member, Dok, who also contributes guitar and keys to the live line-up, and My Latest Novel’s Laura McFarlane who plays violin on ‘The Room’ and ‘That Birthday Present’. James again, on the sound of the record ‘There’s more instruments on it, but it’s definitely still got the big guitar sound on it. To me, it’s definitely rougher around the edges than the first one. It’s not a flat, technically polished album. It’s very rough but melodic at the same time. We didn’t want to make an album that sounded too produced. This album is more raw than the first one, but again it’s still developed. It’s not as produced, but there’s more to it.’

The Twilight Sad will be playing this year’s Monolith Festival & Musicfest Northwest and will be announcing a full fall US tour shortly.

09.13 – Monolith Festival

09.17 – Musicfest Northwest

The Twilight Sad is: Andy MacFarlane (guitars)/ James Graham (vocals)/ Mark Devine (drums)/ Craig Orzel (bass).

Forget The Night Ahead Track Listing:

1. Reflection Of The Television
2. I Became A Prostitute
3. Seven Years of Letters
4. Made To Disappear
5. Scissors
6. The Room
7. That Birthday Present
8. Floorboards Under The Bed
9. Interrupted
10. The Neighbours Can’t Breathe
11. At The Burnside

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