Be Happy, See the Twilight Sad

February 24th, 2012

In the studio, the Twilight Sad is a trio—James Graham on vocals, Mark Devine on drums and Andy MacFarlane on guitar—but when the group plays live, Johnny Docherty, on bass, and Martin Doherty, on keys and backing vocals, round out the sound. The Scottish rockers are known for a few things: singer Graham’s brogue, layers of noise and that old rock and roll standby the accordion. The Twilight Sad (above, playing “Cold Days from the Birdhouse” for Seattle’s KEXP FM) recently released their third album, the sparser but well-reviewed No One Can Ever Know, a few weeks ago, and you can see them in person on Saturday at Music Hall of Williamsburg. While the band had some visa issues earlier in the week, this show will go on.