The Twilight Sad, “There’s a Girl in the Corner”

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 08.21.14 in Listen to This

Subtlety has never been The Twilight Sad’s strong suit; the power trio’s bled all over their past three albums instead, from the stormy guitar army stance of their debut album Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters to the more synthetic and steely melodies of 2012′s No One Can Ever Know. The first listen from their fourth LP (Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave, available October 28 through FatCat) strikes a balance between those two extremes, spiking James Graham’s sinister verses with Marilyn Manson-like synth lines and slowly but surely building to a vicious crescendo that leaves you wondering if the girl in question isn’t coming back because she left this particular astral plane entirely.