The Twilight Singers Dynamite Steps

Type: Album

Release Date: February 14, 2011

Catalog No: SP844

Label: Sub Pop

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“Whenever you’re here, you’re alive” are the first words sung on Dynamite Steps, the fifth album from Greg Dulli’s Twilight Singers collective, and the group’s first in five years. The Twilight Singers’ previous release, the acclaimed confessional opus Powder Burns, came out in 2006. Dynamite Steps is clearly the next chapter, a whole new level of catharsis and progress, evocatively cramming all the highs and lows of the maverick singer-songwriter’s past half-decade into unexpected sonic trapdoors. “Shot on location” at various locales significant to Dulli’s life, you can hear the sense of place emanating up from the grooves of Dynamite Steps. Here, the weary nighttime decadence of New Orleans rubs up against the oppressive sunshine of Los Angeles and the desolation of Joshua Tree’s desert vistas. Dynamite Steps explores the thin line between life and death, mortality and immortality, resignation and celebration—that mythical moment when your life flashes before your eyes, drawn out here over the course of eleven songs. The album’s forty-three minutes prove an unflinching odyssey through the dark side, but one that’s ultimately redemptive in its scope and power.

If you pre-order Dynamite Steps by February 15th, you’ll receive a free, limited edition CDR featuring two non album Twilight Singers tracks!

As of February 10th, we have no more Twilight Singers Bonus CDRs to give away with pre-orders. The amount of pre-orders we received was overwhelming, but appropriate for the level greatness that Dynamite Steps exudes. What I’m sayin’ is, it’s great.

The LP version is a double LP on white vinyl!

“Whenever you’re here, you’re alive” are the first words sung on Dynamite Steps, the fifth album from Greg Dulli’s Twilight Singers collective, and the group’s first in five years. The Twilight Singers’ previous release, the acclaimed confessional opus Powder Burns, came out in 2006. Dynamite Steps is clearly the next chapter, a whole new level of catharsis and progress, evocatively cramming all the highs and lows of the maverick singer-songwriter’s past half-decade into unexpected sonic trapdoors. “Shot on location” at various locales significant to Dulli’s life, you can hear the sense of place emanating up from the grooves of Dynamite Steps. Here, the weary nighttime decadence of New Orleans rubs up against the oppressive sunshine of Los Angeles and the desolation of Joshua Tree’s desert vistas. Dynamite Steps explores the thin line between life and death, mortality and immortality, resignation and celebration—that mythical moment when your life flashes before your eyes, drawn out here over the course of eleven songs. The album’s forty-three minutes prove an unflinching odyssey through the dark side, but one that’s ultimately redemptive in its scope and power.

If you pre-order Dynamite Steps by February 15th, you’ll receive a free, limited edition CDR featuring two non album Twilight Singers tracks!

As of February 10th, we have no more Twilight Singers Bonus CDRs to give away with pre-orders. The amount of pre-orders we received was overwhelming, but appropriate for the level greatness that Dynamite Steps exudes. What I’m sayin’ is, it’s great.

The LP version is a double LP on white vinyl!

Tracks

  1. Last Night in Town
  2. Be Invited
  3. Waves
  4. Get Lucky
  5. On the Corner On the Corner
  6. Gunshots
  7. She Was Stolen
  8. Blackbird and the Fox Blackbird and the Fox
  9. Never Seen No Devil
  10. The Beginning of the End
  11. Dynamite Steps