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The Wrong Car
File:Twilight Sad Wrong
EP by The Twilight Sad
Released September 27, 2010
Recorded Chem19 Studios, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Genre Indie rock, shoegazing
Length 21:09
Language English
Label Fat Cat
Producer Andy MacFarlane
Professional reviews
The Twilight Sad chronology

Forget the Night Ahead
(2009)
The Wrong Car
(2010)

The Wrong Car is an EP by Scottish indie rock band The Twilight Sad, released on September 27, 2010.[6][7][8] The EP features two previously unreleased tracks, "The Wrong Car" and "Throw Yourself Into the Water Again," as well as two remixes of tracks from the band's second album Forget the Night Ahead: "The Room" remixed by Mogwai, and "Reflection of the Television" remixed by Errors.[9] In late May 2010, Errors' remix of "Reflection of the Television" was chosen as The Line of Best Fit's "song of the day" and was made available as a free download.[8] Previously, in January 2010, The Twilight Sad provided a remix of Errors' song "Bridge or Cloud?", which was posted as a free download on NME's website.[10][11]

"The Wrong Car" was posted on the band's official MySpace page in late July 2010.[12] NME placed the song on their list of "10 Tracks You Have to Hear This Week" on July 23, 2010.[13]

Contents

Recording and release

"The Wrong Car" and "Throw Yourself Into the Water Again" were recorded during the sessions for Forget the Night Ahead at Chem19 Studios in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland.[7][9] "Throw Yourself Into the Water Again" was inspired by a line from Camus' La Chute (The Fall).[14] A music video was produced for "The Wrong Car," directed by Nicola Collins, who had previously directed the video for "The Room."[15] The video premiered on August 23, 2010.[16][17] Collins said of the making of the video, "When I first listened to the track, it was so honest and powerful that I couldn't help but feel reflective, so the video was born out of how I was feeling at that particular moment in time, it was like shedding a nightmare. Working with a puppet was wonderful, he didn't whine once and he had no ego!"[16]

The Wrong Car EP was released as a digital download or on 12" vinyl only.[18]

Critical reception

The Wrong Car was released to generally positive reviews. Both The Skinny and The List awarded the EP 4 out of 5 stars,[5][3] while online music blog There Goes the Fear noted that the title track "benefits from repeated listens, building a mood of yearning and desperation over the course of its 7 minutes."[19] Drowned in Sound stated that "The Twilight Sad are establishing a band tradition of providing fans with a little titbit with which to satiate themselves while they start work on new material, much as they did with the Here, It Never Snowed. Afterwards It Did EP", but summarized that while the EP is an "extremely satisfying stop-gap" release, its brevity "provides few clues as to where they're headed" musically.[2]

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Andy MacFarlane and James Graham. 
No. Title Length
1. "The Wrong Car"   7:29
2. "Throw Yourself Into the Water Again"   4:44
3. "The Room" (Mogwai Remix) 4:39
4. "Reflection of the Television" (Errors Remix) 4:17

Credits

  • Andy MacFarlane – producer
  • Paul Savage – co-producer, recording, mixing
  • Jamie Savage – co-engineer
  • Mark Devine – co-producer
  • Martin "Dok" Doherty – "noise strings"
  • Laura McFarlane – strings
  • "The Room" remixed by Stuart Braithwaite
  • "Reflection of the Television" produced by Simon Ward
  • dlt – artwork

References

  1. ^ Scott, David (8 June 2010). "The Twilight Sad - The Wrong Car EP". http://arkmag.co.uk/the-twilight-sad-%E2%80%93-the-wrong-car-ep/. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Ashman, Neil (24 September 2010). "The Twilight Sad - The Wrong Car / Releases". http://drownedinsound.com/releases/15700/reviews/4141133. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Devine, Rachel (7 July 2010). "Singles & downloads - 30th June 2010". http://www.list.co.uk/article/26734-singles-and-downloads-30th-june-2010/. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Phillimore, Alex (5 August 2010). "Album Review: The Twilight Sad - The Wrong Car EP". http://onethirtybpm.com/2010/08/05/album-review-the-twilight-sad-%E2%80%93-the-wrong-car-ep/. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Drever, Ryan (7 July 2010). "The Twilight Sad - The Wrong Car EP". http://www.theskinny.co.uk/article/99570-the-twilight-sad-the-wrong-car-ep. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  6. ^ The Twilight Sad / Errors Joint Tour - 21 Jun 2010 - Clash Music
  7. ^ a b The Color Awesome - The Twilight Sad to release The Wrong Car EP
  8. ^ a b SOTD #68 - The Twilight Sad: 'Reflection of the Television (Errors Remix)'
  9. ^ a b The Twilight Sad Unveil New EP - Strangeglue
  10. ^ NME - Happy Birthday, Massive Attack, Jay Reatard, Errors - Free MP3 Downloads - The Daily Download
  11. ^ FatCat Records: News - The Twilight Sad remix of 'Bridge or Cloud' by Errors available free on NME.com
  12. ^ FatCat Records: News - New Track on The Twilight Sad Myspace
  13. ^ 10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week - Panda Bear, The Walkmen, Skream, The Twilight Sad
  14. ^ Altsounds.com News - The Twilight Sad 'The Wrong Car' EP
  15. ^ FatCat Records: Releases - The Twilight Sad - The Wrong Car
  16. ^ a b "FatCat Records: News - The Twilight Sad 'The Wrong Car' Video on Drowned in Sound". 23 August 2010. http://fat-cat.co.uk/fatcat/news.php?id=1515. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  17. ^ YouTube - The Twilight Sad - The Wrong Car
  18. ^ FatCat Records: News - Errors Remix of The Twilight Sad Track - Track Of The Day on The Line Of Best Fit
  19. ^ Owen, Johnny (7 September 2010). "Album Review: The Twilight Sad - The Wrong Car EP". http://www.theregoesthefear.com/2010/09/album-review-the-twilight-sad-the-wrong-car-ep.php. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 

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