Killed My Parents And Hit The Road

Fat Cat Records
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11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Walking for Two Hours 5:15 48,168
2 That Summer, At Home I Had Become the Invisible Boy 3:39 58,514
3 Untitled #28 5:45 6,963
4 Cold Days from the Birdhouse 6:13 66,714
5 And She Would Darken the Memory 5:45 45,586
6 Twenty Four Hours 5:08 5,439
7 The Weath-er Is Bad 5:09 4,999
8 Half a Person 3:36 6,303
9 Untitled#27 4:05 6,963
10 Modern Romance 2:14 5,439
11 I Was Hoping That Winter Was Over 3:17 4,999

About this album

‘The Twilight Sad Killed My Parents And Hit The Road’ was created to coincide with their 2008 European tour with Mogwai. This limited edition collection includes new songs, covers, instrumentals, previously unreleased material and live tracks recorded at the ABC in Glasgow, highlighting the power, versitility and raw intensity of their live sound.

With the majority of tracks mixed and mastered by Iain Cook of 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 included cover songs by Joy Division (Twenty Four Hours), Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Modern Romance) and The Smiths (Half a Person).

The release includes live recordings of four songs from Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters, their debut album released in 2007, as well as two new song demos: Untitled #28 and Untitled #27

The cover is a parody of Sonic Youth’s iconic album Goo.

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  • lastedthewinter

    The cover is obviously a reference/homage to the Sonic Youth cover. Not sure why you'd say 'ripped'!

    12 Aug 2013 Reply
  • prominence_la

    ...OK, we get it. The cover is ripped from Goo. The album's really excellent, though. Half sheer walls of sound, half poignant acoustic demos.

    13 Feb 2012 Reply

    reminds me of that sonic youth cover...yeah thats the sense of the joke

    9 Jul 2010 Reply

    yeah nice cover...

    9 Jul 2010 Reply
  • junotolentino

    jajajjaa! cute cover!! : }

    13 Jan 2010 Reply
  • JamesMullard

    Yeah man its uncanny. Someone should tell them!

    26 Aug 2009 Reply
  • pecusita

    ... and a couple of months later, the US roads as well! :D

    21 Feb 2009 Reply
  • pecusita

    The Twilight Sad stole their sister's boyfriend. It was all whirlwind, heat, and flash. Within a week they killed their parents and hit the european road with Mogwai.

    14 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Jimmert

    I like.

    11 Feb 2009 Reply

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