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Radio K Premiere: Twinsmith

Posted on 10/9/2013




Saddle Creek

"Honestly" is the first studio track featuring the band in its permanent form, with Bill Sharp on bass and Oliver Morgan on drums. 

Just a few months removed from their eponymous debut album, Twinsmith is back with Honestly, the band’s new 7” (available on tour and out November 19th on Saddle Creek). Though Jordan Smith (vocals/guitar) and Matt Regner (guitar/keys) have been playing together since 2007, only recently did they form Twinsmith. "Honestly" is the first studio track featuring the band in its permanent form, with Bill Sharp on bass and Oliver Morgan on drums. 

Recorded and produced by Matt Carroll and J.J. Idt at Omaha’s Little Machine Studio, “Honestly” – with its fuzzed-out guitars reminiscent of Blue Album-era Weezer – shows off the evolution of a band still in its infancy. The 7’’ also re-releases two tracks off their debut album, with “1' 30”" and “Big Deal” both showing a range of influences on the band’s recent emergence. Omaha's Twinsmith is finding their new sound both geographically and sonically situated between the clever complexity of New York bands like The Walkmen and The Strokes and the shimmery West Coast ease characterized by the recent surf-pop revival. They will be doing a fall tour in support of the new 7’’ starting Oct. 25th.


Twinsmith Tour Dates

Thu-Oct-24, Omaha, NE, O'Leavers

Fri-Oct-25, Northfield, MN, The Cave

Sat-Oct-26, Minneapolis, MN, Cause

Sun-Oct-27, Cedar Falls, IA, The Hub

Mon-Oct-28, Fairfield, IA, Beauty Shop

Tue-Oct-29, Columbia, MO, Blue Fugue

Wed-Oct-30, St. Louis, MO, Foam

Fri-Nov-01, Hot Springs, AR, Maxine's

Sat-Nov-02, Austin, TX, Hotel Vegas

Sun-Nov-03, Tulsa, OK, Soundpony

Tue-Nov-05, Kansas City, MO, Record Bar

Wed-Nov-06, Lincoln, NE, Vega

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Weekly Release Spotlight: Ty Segall

Posted on 11/19/2012


Ty Segall

[Drag City]

He does it once again, Ty Segall is back for the third time this year with Twins.  Under his own name this release is keeps it quick just at 36 minutes filled with aggressive garage rock distortion while still dabbling in fuzzy punk love ballads.  A strong hold between echos of sweet and crushing ring true for Segall and his prolific psychedelic San Franciscan rock.  Hes the kind of artist that you don't expect a continuation of what you've heard before, instead always trying something new and never failing to produce material that drives many listens.
Opening hard with 'Thank God for the Sinners' this release brings great promise of pure and heavy rock, however as the album progresses it strays towards more acoustic tracks about love, or lack there of.  An extremely solid set of tunes follows from the opener onward with rapid 'You're the Doctor' repeating "There's a problem in my brain" and with 'Inside Your Heart' bringing a familiar taste of what Ty is all about -- drenching guitar solos pounded with a killer phrase to haunt you. 'The Hill' is the first single and borrows Thee Oh Sees' Brigid Dawson providing beautiful vocals before kicking it right back into that reckless sound.  Teetering on a coy side 'Love Fuzz' gives a peak into a softer edge while still remaining sexy.  With the longest track piquing off at just over four minutes, Twins reads incredibly concise while drifting into slower battling numbers before culminating at 'There is No Tomorrow'
And with Ty's closing words -- "Won't you come, come away, with me" he expresses the general motif of this release.  One part pleading, two parts long hair, and twelve parts rock inducts Twins with a memorable product for the year.  It leaving fans wondering where he is going to take his sound next and who he will be accompanied with.  Seemingly unstoppable, we can be promised of more sweet garage rock in the near future from Ty Segall.

Written by Jenny Ackerson, Radio K volunteer.

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