Can gloom be upbeat, too? The Faint, the pulsators of all things dark and danceable, have never disappointed when bringing their synth heavy sound to my ears in a live setting. Even after a three year hiatus of tearing up clubs, the Omaha quartet are sounding as tight as they were when touring for Wet From Birth. This time around, the crew are back at it to commemorate the re-issue of ’01′s Danse Macabre in deluxe form. Between hibernating, the Faint cooked up four new tracks that as of now, are only available as a 12″ — “Evil Voices”, one of the new tracks, was upped to their SoundCloud for immediate body juking purposes.
Their formula is still intact to make you move: sewer bass, a driving drum rhythm, synth stabs in all the right spots, and Todd Fink’s nasally delivery run through just enough effects.