Conductor James Levine has returned from an absence of more than two years to lead…
- Posted on Aug 17th 2012 12:30PM by Maggie Malach
The Lost Brothers
Twilight serves as inspiration for the band's upcoming album, aptly named The Passing of the Night. Under the cover of darkness, the Irish duo presents nostalgic songs calling back to a "simpler time."
One such track is "Now That the Night Has Come," a soothing observation of the many questions provoked by what happens after the sun sets.
"The song was written in a hotel room in Austin, Texas," vocalist Oisin Leech tells Spinner. "It came after a nighttime drive through the city and the sighting of a bird silhouette on a telephone wire. When we got back to our hotel room we turned up the air conditioning and stayed there until the song was finished. We recorded it a week later."
The band, who are touring with Glen Hansard this fall, had a mentor for their U.S. debut: Brendan Benson of the Raconteurs.
"Brendan really believed in the lyrics, the songs and the guitar playing, and this gave us great confidence," the band says. "He's a wonderful producer and the album itself is the best photo we could have to remember the studios sessions by."
Check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Passing of the Night, which hits shelves via Readymade (North America) and Lojinx (Europe) on Sept. 25.
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