Our last Patreon-supoorted commentary podcast of the year has us listening to the sophomore (?) record from Ontario’s The Birthday Massacre. The record’s combination of darkwave and broader rock and pop sounds made it a huge hit in 2004: how does it hold up? How were the band’s enduring sounds and themes cemented here? Can we talk about a band like TBM without using ugly words like “branding”? And what do they have in common with bands as far ranging as The Cure, Blink 182, and Deadsy? Find out as we close out the year’s album commentaries in spooky fashion! Don’t forget to rate and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, or download directly or stream from Spotify or the widget down below.