If it’s loud, cathartic and Scottish, I’m probably into it. (In all honesty, if it’s quiet, uplifting and Scottish, chances are I’m into it.) Between The Twilight Sad and Frightened Rabbit, I’ve been introduced to a whole different level of anguish through song than I’m used to, a real visceral gut punch.
Few albums in recent memory are as striking in its imagery than The Twilight Sad’s Fourteen Autumns, Fifteen Winters (2007). So I was happy to see Pitchfork unload a new one, Reflection of the Television, the first single from the band’s forthcoming Forget the Night Ahead (Sept. 22).
Reflection isn’t quite as unnerving and intense as the best work off Fourteen Autumns, but it simply feels like the calm before the storm. I’m excited to hear the rest of the album, which singer James Graham discussed with Pitchfork.