Video Of The Week: The Twilight Sad

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Brad Kelly

28th September 2009
At 10:50 GMT

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It goes without saying that The Twilight Sad are a pretty special band.

Now on their second full-length, the Scottish experimental-rocking quartet create a sound unlike anyone else today, building endless walls of noisy feedback and fuzz and carving melodic, emotive lyricism into the bricks.

Formed in 2003 but not settling into their own until 2007 (they played small shows of mostly just noise jams in the early days), the bands first long-player came in the form of Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters; an album that shook the foundations of what 'rock' represents today and yet still somehow remained earnest and vulnerable the entire time.

Their newest record Forget The Night Ahead was released just under a week ago in America to a plethora of shining reviews (ours included) and carries on their turbulent melancholy flawlessly, offering such wonders as the song featured in the video below.

Shot just next to this years Great Escape Festival in Brighton for The Fly music-mag, the video is two of the four members, frontman James Graham and guitarist Andy MacFarlane sitting on the floor with nothing more than a single guitar and Grahams ridiculously affecting vocals.

They perform track four from the new record, Made To Disappear and though it's without its distorted backing and hammering percussions, it's almost just mesmerising. We could keep gushing embarrassingly about the performance all day so instead we'll just shut our mouths and let you watch it yourselves.

Let us know what you thought.

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Queens Of The Stone Age
Wild Beasts
Mazzy Star
Dawn Landes
Rock Plaza Central
Flying Lotus
Dirty Projectors
Jose Gonzalez
Grizzly Bear
Manchester Orchestra
Sigur Ros
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Death Cab For Cutie
The Shins
Cold War Kids
Maps & Atlases
Fleet Foxes
Bob Marley
Joanna Newsom
Ben Kweller
The National
Bon Iver
Johnny Cash
Jeff Buckley
Thom Yorke
Cherry Ghost

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