The Faint Return After Four Years With Jittery ‘Evil Voices’
Omaha dance-punks' 2001 album 'Danse Macabre' also sees a reissue on November 19
If the Faint’s electronic pulses once stuck out on the Bright Eyes-led Saddle Creek label roster, by now of course dancey synths are almost as much a part of indie rock as, well, guitars and drums. The Omaha, Nebraska, group makes no concessions either to the past or future on the jagged, post-punk-inflected “Evil Voices,” from a new four-song 12-inch release containing their first new music since 2008’s Fasciinatiion. The dance-punk energy that powered the soon-to-be-reissued 2001 album Danse Macabre (due out on November 19 via Saddle Creek) remains, as acid-tinged squelches give way to nervous thuds. Recorded in the band’s Omaha studio and mixed with Bright Eyes member Mike Mogis, the track appropriately puts “evil” effects on Todd Fink’s voice. Pick up the song below, and pick up the 12-inch on the band’s current tour.