Twist shares new track Places, which is lifted from their ‘Distancing’ LP. This take provides a sense of the more adventurous production choices made on her newest release, eschewing guitars entirely for a forest of backing vocals and synthesizers, and a rhythmically complex drum machine part. Take a listen to the track via YouTube below.
Twist, the indie pop band fronted by Toronto songwriter Laura Hermiston, recently announced their sophomore LP, ‘Distancing’ (out December 7th via Buzz Records). The follow up to her 2016 debut ‘Spectral,’ and the ‘Benefits’ EP from last year, this latest LP sees Hermiston continue her partnership with producer Brian Borcherdt of Holy Fuck, while bringing her touring bandmates, including members of Zeus, Biblical and Michael Rault’s backing band, into the studio for the first time.
Hermiston explains the genesis of the electronic textures on Places: “Two summers ago in Toronto I found an old Juno 106 and a Yamaha TX7 module collecting dust in my Dad’s home studio. “Places” started with me recording at home with these new synths. Getting to write on what was my dad’s old gear was really cool for me, and I’m sure, in part, helped me to channel a grounded energy into the track.
I wanted to write about a very specific moment where you are just being. You are not fixating on the past. Not giving into anxious thoughts about the future. Just taking in your surroundings. Feeling at peace for a brief moment. My bandmate Matt and I evolved the demo together over a few days, using his DX100, and adding the Moog bass line which I love. The demo served as a ghost track we used when recording last fall at Union Sound where we recorded live drums and guitars.”
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In support of ‘Distancing,’ the band will head out on an East Coast in December, before a longer run in the new year. The first phase of those dates can be found below.
12/04 – Ottawa, ON – Black Squirrel
12/05 – Montreal, QC – Turbohaus
12/06 – Boston, MA – Lilypad Inman
12/07 – Asbury Park, NJ – AP Brewery
12/09 – New York, NY – Alphaville
12/10 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge
12/12 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s Locker Room
12/13 – Hamilton, ON – The Casbah
12/14 – Toronto, ON – Northern Contemporary