The Faint at Crescent Ballroom, 11/23/12

The Faint @ Crescent Ballroom| 11/23/12
Dance rock favorites The Faint returned to Phoenix last night after a hiatus, armed with new songs, a Sonic Youth cover, and the band's enduring synth-punk classic, Danse Macabre, in its entirety.

Signs in the lounge warned about the band's "heavy strobe lighting," and in all caps urged, "please be aware and enter at your own risk." This show wasn't for the faint of heart (see what I did there?), as it used more strobes than your average rave. No wonder so many fans wore sunglasses.

See also: The Faint's Todd Fink on Danse Macabre: "We Wanted People to Either Love It or Hate It."