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SLCene Suggests: The Faint at In The Venue

by on November 8, 2012

THE FAINT, IN THE VENUE, Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., $20

One of the pioneering bands of Omaha’s Saddle Creek Records, The Faint is perhaps the label’s most unlikely success story considering their dance-rock sound dominated by industrial and goth grooves on the band’s breakthrough, Danse Macabre. The album’s dedication to the sound of Berlin dance clubs and lyrical themes full of sexual exploration aren’t exactly the kinds of things you expect from the so-called heartland. But, The Faint struck a chord and ended up being chased by major labels who saw a good thing and wanted to capture the band’s energy for the mainstream. Instead, The Faint remained indie, eventually forming its own label. The band took a pause a few years ago, but they are back on the road and performing Danse Macabre in its entirety, as well as cuts from other albums and (gasp!) some promised new music.

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