The Faint – “Young & Realistic” (Stereogum Premiere)

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from dance-punk vets the Faint, but today we’re premiering “Young & Realistic,” their first new song since the release of their 2014 album Doom Abuse. Treading the line that separates contemporary indie from club music, “Young & Realistic” is a thumping five minute dance track that quickly got my head bobbing in my chair. The Faint’s singer Todd Fink told us the following about the track:

I believe this one goes in The Faint Danse Party folder. We wrote, recorded, and mixed it ourselves here at our studio in Omaha, Nebraska. Pretty song-y for club music and pretty clubby for indie/punk, this one falls right in the sweet spot. I love that warm bouncy bass synth (it’s a CS15 if you must know). This might be a love song. Maybe it’s a respect song. Those are intertwined concepts I suppose. Without respect, love is a weaker bond.

Stream it and check out the Faint’s tour dates with Gang Of Four below.

Tour dates:

09/29 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
09/30 Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/01 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/02 Toronto, ON, Canada @ Danforth Music Hall
10/05 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/06 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/07 Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero Theatre
10/08 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/10 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
10/11 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
10/13 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/14 Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall
10/15 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
10/17 Scottsdale, AZ @ LiveWire
10/18 San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
10/20 Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theater
10/21 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
10/23 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
10/25 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
10/26 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
10/29 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
10/31 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium

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