Omaha, Nebraska’s new wave revivalists, The Faint, formed in 1995. The band was originally known as Norman Bailer, which included Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes (he left shortly after joining).
The Faint have since become legends of the dance-punk variety of indie rock, thanks in part to the 2001 classic, Danse Macabre. The album helped make the seminal indie record label Saddle Creek a name to follow.
A decade later, Saddle Creek is reissuing Danse Macabre as a deluxe edition with an extra CD of bonus tracks and a DVD. The band is now sharing a small preview of the short documentary from the DVD, directed by Jonathon Tvrdik.
This documentary is a collection of personal footage of the band, featuring the recording of Danse Macabre, a VIP look into the their lives while touring, as well as live shows of The Faint circa August 2001. The album also comes with six bonus tracks and a 60-page booklet. The bonus tracks include a Sonic Youth cover, a Bright Eyes cover, the song “Dust” featuring Bright Eyes, a Thin White Duke remix and the song “Take Me To The Hospital.”
The deluxe edition is out now digitally, while physical copies will hit stores Nov. 19, with your choice of triple-disc format with a DVD, or double vinyl that includes both CD and DVD. The Faint is also on tour, with an Austin stop scheduled for Emo’s on Nov. 28 with support from Icky Blossoms.
Watch the Danse Macabre DVD trailer below.
1. Agenda Suicide
2. Glass Danse
3. Total Job
4. Let The Poison Spill From Your Throat
5. Your Retro Career Melted
6. Posed To Death
7. The Conductor
9. Ballad Of A Paralysed Citizen
1. Take Me To The Hospital
4. Falling Out Of Love At This Volume
5. The Conductor (Thin White Duke Remix)
6. Glass Danse (Out Hud Remix)