Nebraskan new wavers make a canny swerve for fourth LP
The Faint arrived in Britain early last year, causing such a commotion with Danse Macabre (their third LP, in fact) that remixes and reissues appeared in quick succession. All struck a stylishly gloomy, new wave pose, but suggested a band too obviously in thrall to Depeche Mode to deserve a future.
Clearly, the five-piece spotted the loosening wheels on that particular bandwagon, and so Wet From Birth shifts their retro synth-pop into lean electro-funk territory.
The Mode-ish “Erection” aside, the post-techno sound suits them surprisingly well?and extends the lease on their career.