Rock Action Records and Glasgow's The Twilight Sad are excited to announce the release of the band's acclaimed new studio album, IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME (purchase& stream). For this record, frontman James Graham and guitarist Andy MacFarlane officially brought long-time touring members Brendan Smith and Johnny Docherty in from the wings to help push The Twilight Sad to the next level. The results speak for themselves: an exhilarating listen, by turns cinematic and claustrophobic in its scope, the band dug deep to produce IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME, and it's perhaps their most raw and dynamic record to date. Stream the album now in full on all platforms HERE.
Additionally, the band has just announced its upcoming Spring North American headline tour. Spanning the month of May, The Twilight Sad will be making appearances in markets such as Philadelphia, PA on May 10, Brooklyn, NY on May 11, Chicago, IL on May 18, Seattle, WA on May 26, San Francisco, CA on May 29, culminating in a performance at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, CA on May 30. A full listing of dates can be found below with more information on the band's official website, http://www.thetwilightsad.com.
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While the 11 tracks that comprise IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME largely began to take form during the band's lengthy recent tours with The Cure, it wasn't until returning to the UK and the isolation of his London home, that MacFarlane distilled the band's collective aspirations - to find immediacy in their writing, to bring a new hugeness to the often dark matter of their songs - into demos for their fifth LP. Following six months of pre-production, his vision was made flesh during a productive residency in a remote rehearsal space on Loch Fyne last November. Eager to keep momentum, the band subsequently tracked their efforts at Devon's Middle Farm Studioswith long serving live engineer Andy Bush in January of last year.
"It's a dark record but I think there are some uplifting moments to be had too," Graham offers."There are so many extremes here - there are moments that are harsh, then others that are quite melodic and others that are stripped right down. This album definitely comes with the extremes of every side of the band, I think. There's a certain direct openness and candour now but at the same time I want to keep some mystery. We don't like to throw things in people's faces and spell it out for them."
10 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry
11 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere
12 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
14 - Boston, MA - Sonia
16 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
17 - Detroit, MI - El Club
18 - Chicago, IL - Sleeping Village
21 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
22 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
24 - Vancouver, BC - Wise Hall
26 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile
27 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
29 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
30 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom