Don’t Miss the Faint at Terminal 5 Tomorrow Night

December 6th, 2012

The Faint started out making lo-fi indie rock in late-’90s Omaha, Neb., helping that town’s music scene blow up as part of Saddle Creek Records. But over the years both their lineup—now Todd Fink (vocals, keys), Clark Baechle (drums), Dapose (guitar) and Jacob Thiele (keys, vocals)—and their sound have changed. By their second album, Blank-Wave Arcade, the Faint (above, doing “Glass Danse” for had begun moving toward a more dance-oriented sound, earning comparisons to Devo and the Cure. Next came Danse Macabre in 2001. Although the album, with its heavy-hook-filled dance rock (albeit with some dark material), was influenced by New Wave, it still managed to sound modern rather than retro. Recently Saddle Creek remastered and reissued the LP (stream it below), and you can see the Faint play all of Danse Macabre tomorrow at Terminal 5.