The economy’s been tricky everywhere, even Scrooge McDuck’s homeland, so when the Twilight Sad went on tour with fellow Scots Mogwai, they put together the Goo-referencing The Twilight Sad Killed My Parents And Hit The Road, a limited-edition collection of covers, live tracks, and instrumentals to help fund the trip. The quartet takes on the Smiths, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Joy Division via Closer’s “Twenty Four Hours,” which shows up as this week’s Drop. We asked guitarist Andy MacFarlane about his band’s Ian Curtis impression.
Joy Division wrote a number of songs we could imagine you covering: How’d you decide on “Twenty Four Hours”?
It’s a great song and it lets me and [keyboardist, etc.] Dok play two chords of noise whilst [bassist Craig] Orzel does all the work.
How’d you decide to approach it the way you did? You clearly layer on more feedback, a bigger guitar sound.
We like to make noise when we can.
The Twilight Sad Killed My Parents And Hit The Road is available for pre-order via the FatCat USA webstore.