From long lonely walks through Allston to illegal mp3 sharing, there are many things that can instantly remind you of your early-2000s elektro-disko days. Hearing fresh beats from the Faint will certainly transport you back to those carefree days as well, and today the Nebraska dance-punk gents are back with not only a new song in the ultra-sexy “Young & Realistic”, but a fall tour with post-punk stalwarts Gang Of Four.

“Young & Realistic” — weren’t we all back then?! — premiered this afternoon on Stereogum, and it’s got a bit of a Danse Macabre-meets-Gary Numan vibe to it.

“Pretty song-y for club music and pretty clubby for indie/punk, this one falls right in the sweet spot,” Faint frontman Todd Fink tells the ‘Gum. “I love that warm bouncy bass synth (it’s a CS15 if you must know). This might be a love song. Maybe it’s a respect song. Those are intertwined concepts I suppose. Without respect, love is a weaker bond.”

There will be a healthy dose of respect going around come September, when the Faint and Gang Of Four team up for a North American run that hits the Paradise Rock Club in Boston on October 5. Full dates down south.

The Faint + Gang Of Four Tour Dates
09/29 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
09/30 Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/01 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/02 Toronto, ON, Canada @ Danforth Music Hall
10/05 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/06 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/07 Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero Theatre
10/08 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/10 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
10/11 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
10/13 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/14 Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall
10/15 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
10/17 Scottsdale, AZ @ LiveWire
10/18 San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
10/20 Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theater
10/21 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
10/23 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
10/25 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
10/26 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
10/29 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
10/31 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium

Faint Gang of Four

 

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