The Twilight Sad (EP)

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The Twilight Sad
EP by The Twilight Sad
Released 14 November 2006 (2006-11-14)
Recorded CaVa Studios, Glasgow
Genre Indie rock, shoegazing
Length 25:53
Language Scottish English
Label Fat Cat
Producer The Twilight Sad
The Twilight Sad chronology
The Twilight Sad
Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters

The Twilight Sad is the debut EP by The Twilight Sad, released on 14 November 2006 on Fat Cat Records. The EP was only released in the United States.[1] Regarding its US-only release, former bassist Craig Orzel stated that "the American side of Fat Cat wanted a release to announce our arrival, so they got that. I think the UK side were, initially, more interested in albums than EPs."[2] The EP was mixed by composer and Fat Cat labelmate Max Richter.[1]

"That Summer, at Home I Had Become the Invisible Boy", "Last Year's Rain Didn't Fall Quite So Hard", and "And She Would Darken the Memory" also appear on the band's debut album, Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters, which followed the EP in April 2007.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media (7.8/10)[4]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[5]

The Twilight Sad was met with positive reviews, with Pitchfork Media reviewer Marc Hogan awarding the EP a 7.8 out of 10 rating, praising the band's "stadium anthem" technique through "lip-quivering emotion punctuated with explosions."[4] Treble zine reviewer Herbert Vigilla stated that the EP shows the band "have a knack for crafting cathartic, visceral shoegazer anthems."[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Andy MacFarlane and James Graham; arranged by The Twilight Sad. 

No. Title Length
1. "But When She Left, Gone Was the Glow"   3:55
2. "That Summer, at Home I Had Become the Invisible Boy"   4:48
3. "Last Year's Rain Didn't Fall Quite So Hard"   2:37
4. "And She Would Darken the Memory"   5:44
5. "Three Seconds of Dead Air"   8:47


The Twilight Sad
  • James Graham – vocals
  • Andy MacFarlane – guitar, accordion
  • Craig Orzel – bass
  • Mark Devine – drums, percussion
Recording personnel
  • The Twilight Sad – producer, mixing
  • Max Richter – mixing
  • David Paterson – engineer
  • Pam Smith – engineer
  • Alan Douches – mastering
  • dlt – artwork

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b FatCat Records: Releases: The Twilight Sad
  2. ^ Interview with Craig Orzel
  3. ^ "The Twilight Sad - Overview". Retrieved 22 June 2008. 
  4. ^ a b Hogan, Marc (7 December 2006). "Pitchfork: Album Reviews: The Twilight Sad: The Twilight Sad EP". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Katz, Dan (6 May 2007). "The Twilight Sad - The Twilight Sad (album review)". Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  6. ^ Vigilla, Herbert (8 January 2007). "Treble: Album Review: The Twilight Sad - The Twilight Sad". Retrieved 10 July 2011.