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SPOILER: this is old album art. Sorry!

Right when I start to think the forthcoming album should be renamed to something along the lines of This Record is Never Coming, Trash McSweeney and his merry band continue to release teaser after teaser that The Revolution is Never Coming is actually going to see the light of day sometime in 2013 (as opposed to the heavily-rumored 2010, 2011, and/or 2012 release dates).

Trash may have tone-to-color synesthesia, but just imagine how much I’d have to curb my anticipation if he had triskaidekaphobia.

All kidding aside, I’m looking forward to seeing them on their Chinese Whispers tour in April (the band is currently touring the United States after spending the latter part of 2012 in Europe), and keep your fingers crossed that I’ll be able to have a chat with the band prior to the gig. Their live shows are one-of-a-kind, and while I can’t promise that I’ll be a human canvas (the dude version of Lane Bryant wouldn’t want me to model for them, no matter how much they airbrush the hell out of my pasty ass), I can guarantee you that I’ll be obscenely geeked to watch them perform.

“Rain” is today’s track of the day, but it is the re-recorded version found on the forthcoming The Revolution is Never Coming. Similar to how the band revamped the immensely popular “The Streets Fell Into My Window”, their new “Rain” arrangement is characterized by brighter piano, Trash’s soaring vocals, a tighter, louder rhythm section, and last but not least, a stirring string arrangement.

Like a total fanatic, I can’t wait to hear this record in full. We’ve waited so long, but the record was worked on in eight studios across the globe, with the record’s final mix wrapping up in Los Angeles.

The track was originally going to be kept secret until the album launch date, but Trash decided to leak the song to pay his respects to a longtime The Red Paintings fan, whose favorite track was “Rain”.

Take a listen to the new version of “Rain” below, compare it to the original version below, and if you haven’t already, watch the stunning video for the newly-recorded “The Streets Fell Into My Window”.

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“Rain” (4:10)

“The Streets Fell Into My Window” (re-recorded, taken from the forthcoming The Revolution is Never Coming):

“Rain” (Mother’s Mix, taken from Your Tears are Warning Signs):

Tour dates and more info can be found at the band’s official website.





Omaha
02.26.13
I read this whole article, and I don't even know what genre this is! What kind of job is this, Jom?!

Electric City
02.26.13
the play button's your friend, noob

klap
02.26.13
^^^^^

Captain North
02.26.13
This album has been SO fucking long in coming. We Belong in the Sea is still one of my favourite songs.

Omaha
02.26.13
Pffft Adam, I wasn't elected here to actually listen to music. Let's not be ridiculous ;D

Cygnatti
02.26.13
I like the song, but the vocals are really gay. I'm okay with that.

Captain North
02.26.13
also, i've noticed you've got a pretty big thing for australian music considering you're not an aussie, jom.

Jom
02.26.13
I AM FUCKING TERRIFIED OF YOUR INSECTS AND SPIDERS

ESPECIALLY THEIR SIZE

KritikalMotion
02.26.13
been waiting far too long for this

i remember hearing the new version of the revolution is never coming on their myspace like 3 years ago when they had it up for one day. wonder how it's changed since then

robin
02.26.13
i read jom's posts in the voice of the guy from red paintings

mynameischan
02.27.13
i can't believe this is actually going to come out

Captain North
02.27.13
I still need to catch them live. Last gig I was aware of was with panic at the disco so ehh

Mookid
02.27.13
Hey Jom sweet write up. This is indeed a great band and i'm stoked for the album.

The song was great too, although it didn't 100% click quite yet.

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