The Twilight Sad Release Tour EP, Cover YYY, Joy Division and the Smiths

The Twilight Sad Release Tour EP, Cover YYY, Joy Division and the Smiths
As the Twilight Sad prepare to replace Fuck Buttons as Mogwai’s touring partners, the dour Scots (the Twilight Sad, not Mogwai) have readied a new release for the road. Titled The Twilight Sad Killed My Parents and Hit the Road (and yes, the cover art is a nod to Raymond Pettibone’s illustration for Sonic Youth’s Goo), the limited edition offering finds the band collecting a pile of live tracks, instrumentals and covers, some of which look more than just a little sweet.

On the covers front, the Twilight Sad take on the Smiths’ "Half a Person,” Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ "Modern Romance” and a Joy Division track, "Twenty Four Hours,” thankfully not yet another redo of "Love Will Tear Us Apart.” As for the live material, it’s all previously unreleased and recorded at ABC, Glasgow, and the instrumentals are, well, instrumentals.

The downside to all this is that it appears this might be a tour-only affair, and with no live dates scheduled for Canada, you may have to buckle down and pay some inflated eBay prices if you want a physical copy.

Here is the tracklisting for The Twilight Sad Killed My Parents and Hit the Road, along with the band’s upcoming, non-Canadian tour dates:

The Twilight Sad Killed My Parents and Hit the Road:

1. "Walking for Two Hours” (live)
2. "That Summer, At Home I Had Become the Invisible Boy” (live)
3. "Untitled #28”
4. "Cold Days From the Birdhouse” (live)
5. "And She Would Darken the Memory” (live)
6. "Twenty Four Hours”[Joy Division cover]
7. "The Weather Is Bad”
8. "Half a Person” [The Smiths cover]
9. "Untitled #27”
10. "Modern Romance” [Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover]
11. "I Was Hoping the Winter Was Over”

The Twilight Sad tour dates:

10/27 Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal ^
10/28 Paris, France - Casino de Paris ^
10/29 Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall ^
10/30 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg ^
11/2 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega ^
11/3 Lund, Sweden - Mejeriet ^
11/4 Stockholm, Sweden - Cirkus ^
11/6 Berlin, Germany - Huxleys ^
11/8 Hamburg, Germany - Grosse Freiheit ^
11/10 Frankfurt, Germany - Mousonturm ^
11/11 Dresden, Germany - Alter Schlachthof ^
11/12 Munich, Germany - Backstage-Werk ^
11/13 Vienna, Austria - Wuk ^
11/15 Prague, Czech Republic - Archa Theatre ^
11/17 Fribourg, Switzerland - Fri-Son ^
11/18 Zurich, Switzerland - Rote Fabrik ^
12/23 Glasgow, Scotland - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
12/24 Glasgow, Scotland - The Swan

^ with Mogwai

The Twilight Sad "That Summer, at Home I Had Become the Invisible Boy”