NO!: THE TWILIGHT SAD (#301, JUL 13 2007).

The Twilight Sad

"Last Year's Rain Didn't Fall Quite So Hard" (31.8 MB)
from Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters

Memorial Union Terrace
Madison, WI
July 13, 2007

Apparently the Twilight Sad started out as an extended-length noise band, an approach that is mostly gone from their recorded material these days, but which was all too present in their live set. This song was where it bottomed out during their Terrace show -- with singer James Graham turned away from the audience and all but motionless for over six minutes, he repeated the song's sparse lyrics over a set of tuneless tones to what turned out to be more than a few boos. Afterwards, a middle-aged man who was clearly out of his element asked me what kind of music it was; I told him it was Scottish.

Posted by Aaron S. Veenstra ::: 2007:08:23:08:00