Faint - Danse Macabre LP (Colored Vinyl)
“The Faint’s 2001 album Danse Macabre not only helped put Saddle Creek on the map, it defined the emerging dance-punk sound and is now fondly remembered as a classic of the era.” – SPIN
“The album’s dance rock sounds just as urgent now as it did then… It’s hard not to be moved to groove by the record’s pulsing beats. Just try not to bob your head to “Agenda Suicide”or “Glass Danse.” You won’t be able to do it.” – Under the Radar
Do you remember a time before the words “dance” and “rock” were linked by a hyphen and the synthesized sounds of the ’80s were a regular part of the modern musical landscape? The members of The Faint do, because they were there when it started to happen. In fact, you could even say they’re one of the main reasons it happened at all.
The Faint's third full-length is filled with lyrics of death, betrayal, parlyzations, and murder. The 'macabre' subject matter is easily forgotten as Todd and Jacob's keyboards overdrive the vocals with hooky, synth lines, in addition to the ferocious drum machines, spastic outbursts of noise, and edgy tension that will have you shaking out to the dance floor.
And if you have an opportunity to see them live, don't miss out. "With the band tossing about wildly amongst an array of bright, flashing lights and smoke machines, while nearly encircled by equipment, their live show is a must see." Or as Spin.com put it, "If you have never seen the Faint live, well, you're lame."