MP3: The Faint – Conductor (Thin White Duke Remix)
All photos: Faith Desired
The Faint are always a good prospect for a fun night and great show.
Unfortunately, the past two times I saw the Faint, their opening spots weren’t filled with the creme de la creme, and the trend continued here.
Jaguar Love, on paper, should be a fairly interesting project. Comprised of remnants of Pretty Girls Make Graves and Blood Brothers, the result is less than spectacular. In fact, it turned downright painful. I won’t say much else since I’ve already had my share of negativity earlier this week. In short, the performance was a muddied mess fronted with vocals from a guy who sounds like he has a bit too much love for Angus of AC/DC or hair metal in general. Read the rest…
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MP3: The Faint – Machine in the ghost
There is something irresistible about the Faint. Even as they tread so much water in this release, re-defining the meaning of middle-ground moderation from the tempos to the production…they are still contagious. And definitively the Faint.
However, only sparks are left from the twitching dance-punk energy of the best tracks from Wet from Birth and Danse Macabre. Instead, each track on Fasciinatiion tends to sit in mid-tempo and just coast along. Veering more and more into one-dimensional electro and glitch-tweaking, the Faint have dropped a number of aspects that really gave their music a distinct and electric flavor. The most noticeable void is the lack of dramatic flair, largely attributable to the absence of string choruses (violin, viola, cello are all gone). Read the rest…
Esteemed dance-punkers the Faint have delivered some of the most fun live shows I’ve ever been to. Their time on Saddle Creek was fruitful, yielding three albums, including 2001′s irresistible good-time maker, Danse Macabre.
Get your dancing shoes on and prepare for a frenzy, because their latest effort, Fasciination, drops next week (Aug. 5). For this release, they’ve parted ways with Conor Oberst’s (Bright Eyes) label and formed their own, blank.wav, backed by a division of Filter Magazine.
From their first single, “The Geeks Were Right,” it doesn’t sound like the boys are paving any new ground, but rather further honing their existing skills of booty-moving. While you are waiting for the album, and their not-to-be-missed stop at 9:30 Club Aug 16th, enjoy this remix of the first single, courtesy of Does It Offend You, Yeah? and check the rest of their tour dates after the jump.
MP3: The Faint – The Geeks Were Right (DIOYY Remix)
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