The Twilight Sad – “The Wrong Car”

Scotland’s soaring, smoldering emogazers the Twilight Sad, BTW Class of ’06, are preparing a new 12″ for release on FatCat this September, the follow up to last year’s Forget The Night Ahead. Track one is “The Wrong Car,” as thick on the brogue as it is on chorus catharsis. A point of distinction between this and the Twilight Sad’s excellent back catalogue: substituting those stadium-sized guitars for swooning string arrangements for the better part (though not all) of the track. It’s a minor tweak on an winning formula, but enough of one for another dose of win. (And don’t worry, Andy’s guitars are smeared all over the track halfway out.) “You’re on the right side of the wrong car” is the vocalist James Graham’s mantra, a line he probably wrote after getting his pulled over by some fake cops and mugged at gunpoint. Or after an American friend of his came to visit and couldn’t sort out the car seating situation.

Hear it at MySpace.