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The Faint share new song “Young & Realistic” — listen

on May 17, 2016, 11:30am

In 2014, The Faint put out their sixth studio effort, Doomed Abuse. Although there’s no word on a proper follow-up just yet, the Omaha collective has returned with “Young & Realistic”. Their first release in over two years sees the dance-punk outfit cozying up to club music more than ever before, accompanied by chunky synths and radiant strobe lights. Consider this The Faint if they joined forces with DFA Records.

Frontman Todd Fink talked about the song to Stereogum:

“I believe this one goes in The Faint Danse Party folder. We wrote, recorded, and mixed it ourselves here at our studio in Omaha, Nebraska. Pretty song-y for club music and pretty clubby for indie/punk, this one falls right in the sweet spot. I love that warm bouncy bass synth (it’s a CS15 if you must know). This might be a love song. Maybe it’s a respect song. Those are intertwined concepts I suppose. Without respect, love is a weaker bond.”

Stream “Young & Realistic” above.

Update: The Faint have also announced new tour dates alongside Gang of Four.

The Faint 2016 Tour Dates
09/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue ^
09/30 – Chicago, IL @ Metro ^
10/01 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall ^
10/02 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Danforth Music Hall ^
10/05 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club ^
10/06 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall ^
10/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero Theatre ^
10/08 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^
10/10 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge ^
10/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage ^
10/13 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues ^
10/14 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall ^
10/15 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s ^
10/17 – Scottsdale, AZ @ LiveWire ^
10/18 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park ^
10/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theater ^
10/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl ^
10/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom ^
10/25 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox ^
10/26 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom ^
10/28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue ^
10/29 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre ^
10/31 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium ^

^ = w/ Gang of Four

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