The Faint Return After Four Years With Jittery 'Evil Voices'

Omaha dance-punks' 2001 album 'Danse Macabre' also sees a reissue on November 19

The Faint's
The Faint's "Evil Voices"
Marc Hogan WRITTEN BY
Marc Hogan

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.

 
The Faint tour dates:
November 16 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades *^
November 17 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom ^
November 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theater *^
November 20 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues ^
November 21 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House *^
November 23 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *^
November 24 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues *^
November 27 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *#
November 28 - Austin, TX @ Emo's East #
November 30 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom *#
December 1 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Heaven Stage *#
December 2 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel #
December 5 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *#
December 6 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero *#
December 7 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *#
December 8 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *#
December 9 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda *#
December 11 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy *#
December 12 - Chicago, IL @ Metro *#
December 13 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *#
December 14 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium *#
 
* with Trust
^ with the Casket Girls
# with Icky Blossoms
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