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The Twilight Sad Announce New Album, Share New Song “Videograms”

IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME Due Out January 18, 2019 via Rock Action

Sep 05, 2018
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Scotland's The Twilight Sad have announced a new album, IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME, and shared a new song from it, album closer "Videograms." IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME isn't due out until next year, January 18, 2019, via Mogwai's label, Rock Action. Check out "Videograms" below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as the band's upcoming tour dates.

Frontman James Alexander Graham had this to say about the single in a press release: "'Videograms' was the first song written for the album but the last song finished before we went in to record. It's one of the most melodic things we've done. Since writing the song I've heard the phrase 'don't you start on me' whilst walking down the street, in the supermarket, in the pub. It must have been something that I'd heard a lot that stuck with me and came out in this song.

"I quite like that it's the first official single yet it's the last song on the album. There's sometimes pressure to front load an album with the singles as it's assumed that people don't have the attention span to listen to a full record, but people that know us and like our music know that we make albums that should be listened to all the way through as every song is a chapter in the overall story of it. It's also why I love Rock Action as there was no pressure from them, they let us do what we wanted with the track list." 

IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME includes "I/m Not Here [missing face]," a new song they shared back in July (it was one of our Songs of the Week). Work on the album began during the band's recent tours with The Cure. Guitarist Andy MacFarlane worked on demos in his London home. Six months later the band got together last November in a remote rehearsal space on Loch Fyne and then recorded the album in January of this year at Devon's Middle Farm Studios with live engineer Andy Bush. This the first album that sees long-time touring members Brendan Smith (The Blue Nile, The Unwinding Hours) and Johnny Docherty (Take a Worm For a Walk Week, RUNGS) officially join the band.

Graham had this to say about recording the album: "I've always seen Brendan and Johnny as part of the band and it's time to say that aloud. From the actual coming together of the demos to recording the final versions of these songs has probably been one of my favorite experiences of being in the band. All four of us were throwing ideas in, whereas before Andy had mapped it all out. Once he got past the point of making the demos his point of view was 'we need to make these even better. These need to take a step up from where they are.' He opened the floor to everybody.

"The results speak for themselves: an exhilarating listen, by turns cinematic and claustrophobic in its scope, the band dug deep to produce IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME, and it's perhaps their most raw and dynamic record to date. 

"It's a dark record but I think there are some uplifting moments to be had too. There are so many extremes here - there are moments that are harsh, then others that are quite melodic and others that are stripped right down. This album definitely comes with the extremes of every side of the band, I think. There's a certain direct openness and candor now but at the same time I want to keep some mystery. We don't like to throw things in people's faces and spell it out for them."  

IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME Tracklist:

1. 10 Good Reasons for Modern Drugs
2. Shooting Dennis Hopper Shooting
3. The Arbor
4. VTr
5. Sunday Day13
6. I/m Not Here [missing face]
7. Auge_Maschine
8. Keep It All To Myself
9. Girl Chewing Gum
10. Let's Get Lost
11. Videograms

The Twilight Sad Tour Dates:

Oct 9th | Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
Oct 10th | San Diego, CA - Casbah
Oct 12th | Tustin, CA - Marty's On Newport
Oct 14th | San Francisco, CA - Independent
Oct 17th | Portland, OR - Doug Fir
Oct 19th | Seattle, WA - Crocodile
Oct 20th | Vancouver, BC - Fox
Oct 25th | St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
Oct 26th | Chicago, IL - Theater on the Lake
Oct 27th | Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
Oct 28th | Montreal, QC - Ritz
Oct 30th | Boston, MA - Middle East Downstairs
Nov 1st | Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere
Nov 2nd | Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
Nov 3rd | Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Nov 10th | Paris, FR - Point FMR
Nov 11th | Wiesbaden, DE - Sclachthof
Nov 12th | Munich, DE - Ampere
Nov 13th | Vienna, AT - Chelsea
Nov 15th | Berlin, DE - Musik & Frieden
Nov 16th | Hamburg, DE - Molotow
Nov 17th | Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Nov 18th | Brussels, BE - Botanique
Nov 27th | London, UK - Bush Hall
Nov 29th | Edinburgh, UK - Liquid Rooms

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