Back in good ol’ 2001, in the infancy of the electroclash movement, a little band from Omaha, Nebraska were laying groundwork that dance punks like The Rapture and LCD Soundsystem later rode to success. The Faint‘s third album, Danse Macabre, captured the pulse of the dance floor with nods to industrial, goth and new wave — in other words, everything I like.
Silent since 2008, The Faint are back with a deluxe reissue of their influential album and a fall reunion tour. The remastered album will feature six bonus cuts, including 2003 track “Take Me To The Hospital.” It’s got the funky bassline, electronic squeals and over-the-top vocals that make for a perfect Faint tune:
If you spring for the CD or vinyl reissue, you’ll also get a DVD featuring “archival video footage from the band, live projection videos from that era’s tour dates, the agenda suicide music video, some live footage and more.” If that sounds intriguing to you, here’s the aforementioned video for “Agenda Suicide” and a live version of “Glass Danse”:
Pick up the Danse Macabre reissue October 30th on Saddle Creek.