Revisit the Twilight Sad's debut ahead of Sunday's slightly nostalgic performance | Bleader

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Revisit the Twilight Sad's debut ahead of Sunday's slightly nostalgic performance

Posted By on 11.20.14 at 12:00 PM

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

Twilight Sad
  • Twilight Sad
On Sunday the Twilight Sad performs its debut in full at the Empty Bottle, a promising show that falls somewhere between "too soon" and "what really?" on the nostalgia spectrum. The Scottish shoegaze outfit's fantastic first album, Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters, came out seven years ago, and so little time has passed since then that I'm not inclined to approach this performance like it's a time machine. But I'd be lying if I said I didn't have some sentimental attachment to the band. When I was in college I helped run a club that booked the Twilight Sad for a show in the fall of 2007 at our campus coffeehouse, a small circular room in a castle that couldn't contain the group's melancholic wall of sound. I'd like to think my affection for Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters isn't distorted by the fond memory of watching this band play for me and a few dozen folks who actually enjoyed stuffing our ears with paper towels to withstand noise, but I'm in a reflective mood. I turned 29 the other day, my ten-year high school reunion is apparently happening next week, and the Twilight Sad is playing an album that doesn't feel old enough to get the "play a classic album in full treatment."

Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters has been great to listen to while grappling with my strange feelings about aging. I'm still enraptured by much of the album, including the slow-burning, impressionistic "I'm Taking the Train Home," which is today's 12 O'Clock Track.

Tags: , , , , ,


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Leor Galil

Agenda Teaser

Performing Arts
Not One Batu Berger Park Cultural Center
July 04
Performing Arts
Guards at the Taj Steppenwolf Theatre
June 13

Tabbed Event Search

The Bleader Archive

Popular Stories