Twilight Sad, 'No One Can Ever Know'
The Scottish shoegazers have an unenviable battle in front of them for their third studio album—almost unconquerably high expectations. The first two albums from the trio—2007's "Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters" and 2009's "Forget the Night Ahead"—received almost unanimously positive critical responses. For their next pass, the group decided to self-produce, seeking occasional assistance from DJ Andrew Weatherall, and—according to an interview with DIY Magazine—found influences in Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails songs, among others. It remains to be seen if "No One Can Ever Know" will be able to exceed the hype afforded it by eager bloggers, but according to band members, it will at least be an honest effort. In an interview with the Edinburgh Journal, frontman James Graham was asked to succinctly sum up the Twilight Sad. "Honest...miserable...Scottish." –LM
Official website: http://www.myspace.com/thetwilightsad