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Song of the Day (9/30/09) September 30, 2009

Posted by monty in music.
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You know how sometimes music can just punch you in the gut and you have no idea why?  That’s the way The Twilight Sad is for me.  This Scottish band has been one of my favorites since the release of their debut album, Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters, a couple years ago.  They mix abstract, vaguely poetic lyrics with walls and waves and cathedrals of guitar noise; the effect is one of intense melancholy, of lowering clouds and rain lashing the windows.  In a good way.

I saw them open for Frightened Rabbit last week, and their music was more powerful and more beautiful than ever.  I got the chance to talk to James and Andy (their singer and guitarist, respectively) after the show, and they were just as swell as I’d hoped.

This is the first track off their debut, and the namesake for the inaugural post of this blog.  Here’s “Cold Days from the Birdhouse”:

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