A couple months back the Twilight Sad quietly released its self-titled debut to minor, scattered acclaim. Unless you happened to have caught one of the Scottish group's smattering of East Coast shows (including a three-week November residency at Piano's in New York City), it's likely you missed out on one of the most promising bands — and best releases — of 2006. The five-song, North AmericaÐonly EP reclaims the wall-of-noise pop entropy of '90s bands like My Bloody Valentine and Ride. But in a year mainly characterized by the ad nauseam recombination of '80s and '90s sounds, the Twilight Sad distinguishes its retro guitar aesthetics with a crackling,... More >>>