The Faint

Danse Macabre

CD (w/ MP3) LBJ-037-2 (8/21/2001) $11.00 add to cart
LP (w/ MP3) LBJ-037-1 (8/21/2001) $15.00 add to cart
320 Kbps MP3 LBJ-037-3 (8/21/2001) $9.00 add to cart

The Faint are back with Danse Macabre, the follow-up to 1999's highly praised Blank-wave Arcade, which fused together traditional rock instrumentation with 'now' electronic elements to create a haunting, yet danceable sound that was more driven by punk rock than any sort of dance foundation. The Faint have continued to evade the traditional standoffish and cold aura of electronic music by using warm and embracing instrumentation including bass guitar and cello, in addition to the barrage of analog synthesizers found on each track.

More keyboards, more beats, and more darkness... Danse Macabre is the perfect title.

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."

Individual Tracks

PreviewLengthMP3 $.99
1. Agenda Suicide preview » 4:57add to cart
2. Glass Danse preview » 2:59add to cart
3. Total Job preview » 2:17add to cart
4. Let the Poison Spill from Your Throat preview » 4:01add to cart
5. Your Retro Career Melted preview » 3:49add to cart
6. Posed to Death preview » 3:08add to cart
7. The Conductor preview » 4:42add to cart
8. Violent preview » 5:35add to cart
9. Ballad of a Paralysed Citizen preview » 4:27add to cart

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