The Twilight Sad

Killed My Parents And Hit The Road SIGNED

Fat Cat

Released: 2nd December 2019

LP - signed copies £17.99Out of Stock


Signed Copies!
Long-awaited vinyl pressing of a rare, previously CD-only release by The Twilight Sad capturing the band in an early stage of their career.

With the majority of tracks mixed and mastered by Iain Cook (Churches/Aerogramme), ‘Killed My Parents And Hit The Road’ encompasses the bands’ bare, unfeigned use of melancholy with rousing, epic intensity, never straying too far from hitting sentimental nerves. Throughout the record, melodies stagger between feedback-laden instrumentals and rich, seemingly effortless acoustic ballads, each accented by James Graham’s strong Scottish tones, creating a collection of songs that are as intriguing as they are engulfing. Alongside their own tracks, the band cover songs by Joy Division (‘Twenty Four Hours’), Yeah Yeah Yeahs (‘Modern Romance’) and The Smiths (‘Half A Person’), providing greater scope into the tracks’ pensive and wistful subjects, whilst retaining the stirring and engaging qualities of the originals. The first side includes 4 tracks recorded live in 2008 at the ABC in Glasgow, the iconic venue now in danger of being demolished after last year's fire at the Glasgow School of Art. The songs themselves are taken from the band's debut album Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters, released the previous year, and perfectly show why that record was met with near-universal critical acclaim. Everything we love about the Twilight Sad is here, and ten years on we're proud to see it pressed to wax for all their fans, new and old, to enjoy.

Side A
1. Walking For Two Hours
2. That Summer, At Home I Had Become The Invisible Boy
3. Untitled #28
4. Cold Days From The Birdhouse
5. And She Would Darken The Memory

Side B
1. Twenty Four Hours
2. The Weather Is Bad
3. Half A Person
4. Untitled #27
5. Modern Romance
6. I Was Hoping Winter Was Over