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The Twilight Sad – Here, it Never Snowed. Afterwards it Did (2008)

The Twilight Sad – Here, it Never Snowed. Afterwards it Did (2008)

The Twilight Sads are back with a new EP!

I guess with the Sads, the first thing you need to get over is the awful name.

Second thing, the Arab Strap cloning!

Great artwork though!

This follows on where Fourteen Autumns And Fifteen Winters left off. Some of the same tracks too!

Clever idea that. Just use the same tracks over and over! Guess it’s called recycling! The Arab Strap clones must’ve been listening to Al Gore’s ManBearPig diatribe!

Stereogum likes em anyway;

The Twilight Sad’s debut EP sure made a splash in 2006. The beautifully bludgeoning Fourteen Autumns And Fifteen Winters LP hit hard too, and lead to the band logging lots of miles ringing their eyes-closed/ feedback-drenched shoegazer jams to small rooms and big fests worldwide.

Fellow Twilight Sad geeks will be glad to hear that the group’s Fourteen Autumns aren’t over just yet: This summer we’re getting Here, It Never Snowed. Aftewards It Did, a six-song set with a cover of a Daniel Johnston and Jad Fair’s “Some Things Last a Long Time,” four reworked tracks from the debut LP, and one new cut. Of course it comes with a cautionary note:

The album should not be taken as a significant pointer to any future recordings; it’s more like another version of the band’s sound that has not until now been documented, recorded by a band with a natural inclination to push their sound in all sorts of directions.

Fair enough, although they could do worse than to make this the new blueprint. There’s strings, organs, glockenspiels – and instrumental help from friends like My Latest Novel’s Laura McFarlane (also of BTW fame) and Aerogramme’s Campbell Mcneil – bringing some chamber-room warmth to songs that are already hardwired for dramatics.


01 “And She Would Darken The Memory”
02 “Cold Days From The Birdhouse”
03 “Here, It Never Snowed. Aftewards It Did”
04 “Mapped By What Surrounded Them”
05 “Walking For Two Hours”
06 “Some Things Last A Long Time”

Here be snow;

Thanks to the original poster

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May 12, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, The Twilight Sad, _MUSIC | Leave a comment