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Jacob Thiele, Former The Faint Keyboardist, Dies at 40

Jacob Thiele, who played keyboards for Omaha-based dance-punk outfit The Faint from 1998-2016, has died. The band announced the news of Thiele's death on their…
Daniel Kohn / February 14, 2020

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Nine Inch Nails’ Pretty Hate Machine Turns 30: 7 Musicians Celebrate Trent Reznor’s Influential Debut Record

Most records have some sort of a low point, a moment that may see even hardcore fans quickly advancing to the next track—a bass line that…
Chris Harris / October 20, 2019

That Extremely 2000s Indie Nostalgia Fest Sold Out So Fast It Added a Second Day

Last week, a seemingly algorithmically generated festival for fans of indie rock from the mid-to-late-2000s was announced for Saturday, May 4 in Long Beach, California. Its title, Just…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 14, 2019

Watch the Faint’s Arresting “Young and Realistic” Video

It’s been 15 years since the Faint's "Agenda Suicide" and "Glass Danse" first blasted the earbuds of disenchanted scenester youths across the country. But the…
Charles Innis / September 27, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Brand New, the Faint, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from Long Island post-emo legends, dance-punk pioneers, and more.
SPIN Staff / May 20, 2016

The Faint Get Wild in Raucous, Punk-Fueled ‘Scapegoat’ Video

After a four-year hiatus, the Faint launched a comeback in 2012, followed with a Coachella set last year, and then dropped their first new album in…
Colin Stutz / July 10, 2014

Modest Mouse, the Faint, Twin Shadow Hit the Beach for U.S. Open of Surfing

Southern California's long-running annual surfing competition, the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, returns to Huntington Beach later this month and will bring with it an…
Chris Martins / July 15, 2013

The Faint Return After Four Years With Jittery ‘Evil Voices’

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…
Marc Hogan / November 16, 2012

The Faint Shred ‘Agenda Suicide’ in ‘Danse Macabre’ Reissue Video

The Faint's 2001 album Danse Macabre not only helped put Saddle Creek on the map, it defined the emerging dance-punk sound and is now fondly…
Chris Martins / October 30, 2012

Download: Hot New Electronic Duo Remix the Faint

On last year's Fasciinatiion, Omaha-based electro-rockers the Faint churned out some of the darkest digital dirges they've ever produced. It's hard to fathom those songs…
Peter Gaston / April 3, 2009

The Faint Pique Fans’ ‘Fasciinatiion’ in New York

"Good show so far. Let's see if we can't fuck it up," exclaimed the Faint's lead singer, Todd Fink, as the electro-rock quintet launched into…
Larry Fitzmaurice / August 19, 2008

Available Today: August 5

Here's a rundown of what's available online and in record stores this week. Click each album title to read Spin's review:…
SPIN Staff / August 5, 2008

Available Today: July 29, 2008

Here's a rundown of what's available online and in record stores this week, as well as a glimpse forward tonext week's lineup. Click each album…
SPIN Staff / July 29, 2008