Who could forget The Faint, the Omaha band that hypnotized its listeners with songs like “Worked Up So Sexual” and encouraged the most emo kids in high school to come out of their shells and onto the dance floor?
Although his time in the Faint was brief, the band was created by Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes and quickly found a good home at Omaha’s beloved label, Saddle Creek Records. Their first three albums bore some of the electro-punk band’s most popular songs including “Sex Is Personal”, “Agenda Suicide”, “Desperate Guys”, and the aforementioned, “Worked Up So Sexual”. The Faint has gone on to release records that appeal to Cursive and Daft Punk fans alike, while touring with everyone from Bright Eyes to Ladytron.
Yesterday the Faint debuted a new single called “Young & Realistic.” The catchy synth-pop track has the lyrical depth of the band’s previous material and as vocalist Todd Fink puts it, the song “goes in The Faint Danse Party folder” (a reference to the Faint’s defining album Danse Macabre). Along with the new single, they have also announced a fall tour with 1970s sensations, Gang of Four.
The Faint’s new single and upcoming tour dates can be found below.
The Faint / Gang of Four — 2016 Tour Dates
09.29 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
09.30 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
10.01 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10.02 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Danforth Music Hall
10.05 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10.06 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10.07 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero Theatre
10.08 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10.10 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
10.11 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
10.13 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10.14 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall
10.15 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
10.17 – Scottsdale, AZ @ LiveWire
10.18 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
10.20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theater
10.21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
10.23 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
10.25 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
10.26 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10.28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
10.29 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
10.31 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
Tickets for the Faint/Gang of Four fall tour will be available for purchase on May 20th at 10AM. For more ticket info, you can visit the Faint’s website.
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