The Faint Announce Danse Macabre Reissue + Free MP3

The Faint Announce Deluxe Edition [Remastered] Release of Danse Macabre On October 30, Saddle Creek will reissue The Faint’s third album, 2001’s Danse Macabre. The remastered release, which features six bonus tracks from the era as well as an extensive booklet, will be available on CD in a triple-disc format with a DVD, and on double vinyl that also includes the CDs and DVD. Additionally, the DVD will include archival video footage from the band, live projection videos from that era’s tour dates, the “Agenda Suicide” music video (directed by MK12), some live footage, and more. Copies of the physical album will be limited to 5,000 for the 2xCD/DVD package and 3,000 for the 2xLP/2xCD/DVD package. The Faint are sharing one of the bonus tracks from the release.

The release is being supported by a tour starting the first week of November that will find the group performing Danse Macabre in its entirety for the first time ever. The Faint will also be performing favorites from their catalog, as well as debuting new songs. And aside from some warm-up gigs in August and September (including The Faint’s inaugural shows at Slowdown, the Omaha club run by Saddle Creek, and an FYF headlining spot), it will be the first time fans have been exposed to the new slim-and-trim quartet of vocalist Todd Fink, keyboardist Jacob Thiele, guitarist Dapose, and drummer Clark Baechle.

“We thought about what it would be to capture the essence of a dance club,” says Thiele. “I’m glad that the BPMs are all over the place and that we didn’t actually do a bunch of house tempos, which is more the direction we were trying to emulate. But we kind of kept it rock ’n’ roll.”

Not surprisingly, Danse Macabre gained a lot of attention, including that of major labels, though the band eventually decided to remain on its independent path. Saddle Creek owner Robb Nansel fondly recalls watching the group blow up before his eyes, a phenomenon that became more and more apparent when The Faint took its storied live show—full of sweat, smoke, eyeliner, and those invigorating strobe lights—on the road.

“I remember some of the shows at the Metro in Chicago—just seeing the crowds react was always the most rewarding moment,” says Nansel. “Seeing like 800 people, or whatever was in the room at the time, all freaking out and dancing around. We’d seen that in Omaha happen over the years, but it’s so different when you see it out of town.”

Criwds are still freaking out over the band’s live performances, which take rocking and dancing to epic heights. In addition to songs from Danse Macabre, this fall’s tour will include highlights from The Faint’s discography, including 2004’s Wet From Birth and 2008’s Fasciinatiion, as well as some brand-new material. What better way to celebrate the band’s past, present, and future than with the dance party of the year?

Pre-Order the album HERE

Track Listing

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

8. Violent

9. Ballad Of A Paralysed Citizen

Bonus Tracks

1. Take Me To The Hospital

2. Mote

3. Dust

4. Falling Out Of Love At This Volume

5. The Conductor (Thin White Duke Remix)

6. Glass Danse (Out Hud Remix)

Tour Dates

1/08: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre *

11/09: Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue *

11/10: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory *

11/13: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *

11/14: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

11/16: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades *^

11/17: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom ^

11/20: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues ^

11/23: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *^

11/24: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues *^

11/27: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *#

11/28: Austin, TX @ Emo’s East #

11/30: Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom *#

12/01: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Heaven Stage *#

12/02: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel #

12/05: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *#

12/06: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero *#

12/07: New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *#

12/08: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *#

12/09: Montreal, QC @ Club Soda *#

12/11: Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy *#

12/12: Chicago, IL @ Metro *#

12/13: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *#

12/14: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium *#