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No One Can Ever Know

by The Twilight Sad

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Blads such a perfect and dark album. I went into it blind, not owning anything from the band before.
this album is perfect from start to finish. perfect sequencing, perfect sound. I love everything about it
paul hebbes
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paul hebbes Beautifully bleak. Deliciously dark.
favourite track? All of them.
johnny00c
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johnny00c My favourite Sad album, and now on beautifully coloured vinyl. Favorite track: Nil.
Alasdair Duncan
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Alasdair Duncan I thought I'd miss the shoegaze guitars from the first two albums that I loved so much, but it turns out the band are as adept as using synths too. Favorite track: Dead City.
Ben McLees
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Ben McLees Cold | bleak | brutal | beautiful

Favorite track: Not Sleeping.
Niklas Willstedt
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Niklas Willstedt Love this album and this band. This is a great post-punk influenced album and some lovely sounding synths. Favorite track: Another Bed.
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Alphabet 04:26
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Dead City 06:25
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Sick 04:23
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Don't Move 04:20
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Nil 05:18
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Not Sleeping 05:11
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Another Bed 04:39
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As made clear already by widely-spread preview track “Kill It In The Morning” and first single “Sick,” The Twilight Sad’s third full-length, No One Can Ever Know, marks a sonic shift for the band. Freshly inspired by a listening diet of Cabaret Voltaire, Can, Liars, Magazine, Autechre, and Public Image Limited, the band turn to a dark, synth-heavy sound for No One Can Ever Know; the resulting LP shares thematic and sonic space with the most innovative offerings from Depeche Mode, The Cure, or even Nine Inch Nails. “We wanted to be a lot more spontaneous, get outside our comfort zone - not to fall back into repeating what we've done previously,” explains guitarist Andy MacFarlane. “So we moved to London for a month to record at The Pool and got Andrew Weatherall involved to bounce ideas off and to generally reassure us of the direction we were already progressing in – toward a sparser sound, with a colder, slightly militant feel.”

Under the guidance of Weatherall the band experimented with vintage analog synths - borrowed from producer Ben Hillier – to work on the core sounds they wanted, finding further inspiration in the distinctive production style of innovators like Factory Records’ Martin Hannett and Cluster‘s Conny Plank.

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released February 6, 2012

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The Twilight Sad Glasgow, UK

“If the world was a better place they would be playing to more people, and I think they can”
– Robert Smith, The Cure

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