The Twilight Sad Plays Tonight at Red 7
Perhaps your first impression would be one of bleakness, or desolation. Fair enough. But The Twilight Sad is hardly immersed in negativity. They draw you in with mesmerizing soundscapes that you should lose yourself in just for the pure enjoyment of it.
The Scottish trio is currently on tour in support of their latest release, No One Can Ever Know. It’s their third album, and unlike their first two, this one relies a little less on intense noise elements and is built on more structured sounds and rhythms, creating a precision that makes the band tighter and very striking. It feels very much like shoegaze taking cues from late-70’s English groups like Cabaret Voltaire and Joy Division. Consider the Austin Music Minute maven smitten over this one.
Fortunately for us, The Twilight Sad are making a stop in Austin for a show tonight at Red 7, 611 E. 7th St. The bill includes performances by Glasgow band Errors, and Austin quartet The Calm Blue Sea. Doors open at 9 p.m. Excellent all around. Recommended.