Put on your Danse-ing shoes for The Faint's tour and remastered dance-punk hit
More than a decade after its initial release, The Faint’s hit record Danse Macabre is being remastered. The Omaha-grown band debuted Danse Macabre in 2001 via the notorious indie label Saddle Creek Records. Featuring six additional bonus tracks recorded around the same time period as the original the reissue includes an extensive booklet, archival footage of the band (including the recording process, behind the scenes tour footage, and live shows), and the “Agenda Suicide” music video directed by MK12.
Breaking from their previous albums the band designed the sound to imitate the thumping energy conjured within the dance scenes of Berlin. The result was singer Todd Fink’s typical clean and seductive vocals meshed atop aggressive punk synth, inducing and infectious beats, and a hint of industrial goth that adds an addictive quality to the lyrical contemplations (a change from 1999's overtly sexual Blank-Wave Arcade)
You can nab your own digital copy October 30 or wait until November 19 for either the triple-disc format or the double vinyl — both include the DVD and the vinyl comes with the addition of the CD's as well. Printing is limited however with only 5,000 physical releases of the CD package and 3,000 of the vinyl being issued.
In support, The Faint will go on tour starting in Denver on November 8 where they will perform Danse Macabre in its entirety. And because, as any Faint fan knows, the album only spans an illustrious 35 minutes, they will also be debuting new songs and playing hits from Wet From Birth and Fasciination. Known for taking their performances to epic, energetic heights, it’s bound to be an impressive marathon of a show that would be blasphemy to miss.
Preview director Jonathan Tvrdik’s short documentary from the DVD below.
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