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The Faint

Blank-Wave Arcade



The Faint's, Blank-Wave Arcade -- the color of night-time neon. Its' interior, an unlikely one night stand of high-tech and punk rockethics. Lonely and desolate, its' supercollision pop rushes at you like images from a Berlin Blade Runner or Mad Max.

Their music, stark and uncompromising, is filled with electronic surges, darkwave brushstrokes, confessionals and come-ons. The Faint combine rock instruments (guitar, bass) with "now” electronic elements (synths, drum machines) to create melodic, melancholic post-modern music-- but not without hope. Their music is haunting, yet danceable--an aesthete's memory of tainted pop music.

"The Faint display an aggressive, dynamic reinterpretation of their influences" - Sputnik Music

"Blank-Wave Arcade will continue to earn them a place as one of the more stunning bands of the new millennium." - AllMusic

"The Faint hit the synths harder than Gary Numan in his prime." - xlr8r

"The Faint have created one of the first records that's equal parts '80s new wave and garage rock. What're you gonna say about that? It sounds fuckin' awesome!" - Pitchfork


  • 180g white vinyl pressed at IRP
  • Includes download card 

Release Date: November 1st, 1999

01. Sex Is Personal
02. Call Call
03. Worked Up So Sexual
04. Cars Pass in Cold Blood
05. Casual Sex
06. Victim Convenience
07. Sealed Human
08. In Concert
09. The Passives

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