The Twilight Singers, today at noon!

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Greg Dulli of the Twilight Singers – Varsity Theater, Minneapolis-5/18/06
Photo courtesy of deliciousdelicious pie

Before they left town last weekend, The Twilight Singers stopped by to record an in-studio performance. We were still hitting the drive hard on Saturday and couldn’t bring it to you live. However, we’re excited to broadcast the Twilight Singers’ in-studio today at noon. Here’s a little bit about the the new record Powder Burns, which was released last month…

Powder Burns doesn’t reinvent the Twilight Singers’ sound, but it’s clear that Greg Dulli is searching for new and darker back alleys to walk down. The album resurrects the guitar drama of 2003’s Blackberry Belle, and Dulli, as self-assured as ever, continues to draw on specific elements of 1990s alt-rock– the extreme dynamic between verse and chorus, the belief that a soaring chorus is half the message. On these new songs you can hear Dulli pushing himself doggedly– to make the music sound larger and more dramatic on ‘Underneath the Waves’ and the title track, to hit harder and heavier on ‘I’m Ready’ and ‘Forty Dollars’, to convey more and mean more on ‘Bonnie Brae’ and ‘Candy Cane Crawl’, and in general to raise the stakes both musically and thematically to a vertiginous level.” – Stephen M. Deusner, Pitchfork

Stream some songs at their MySpace page

The Twilight Singers actually performed live at KEXP, just prior to releasing She Loves You in 2004. Listen to the exclusive in-studio performance from 10/21/04 – (WMA, Real)

They actually have a pretty extensive European tour on tap for this summer. They have 30 shows scheduled, with the tour kicking off in Manchester and wrapping up in Edinburgh. Tune in at noon, hope you enjoy!

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