Published Jun 03, 2008Here I was thinking Vancouvers Twin Crystals merely grabbed two fancy "band words and slapped them together for the sake of a name, but no, there is actually a process called crystal twinning - I hope thats not common knowledge Lets say its not and youre dying to know that its where two crystals share the same lattice points essentially two crystals growing together in different directions. Okay, enough with the science class, on to these VanCity dudes.
Formed out of the tumultuous meltdown of synth punks Channels 3 X 4 (who themselves have a new album out before the end of the year called CHRISTIANITY), Twin Crystals are Jesse, Jordan and Jeremiah, a trio that may be surrounded by bubbling synths, crystalline guitar lines and rolling drums but with unrighteous abandon and a will to actually create instead of imitate, they eschew the bullshit post-punk/new wave/synth pop tagging that comes with having such facets. Rumour has it theyve also never even looked at a computer.
Having sold out the uber-limited No Clinics ten-inch LP (only 50 made with a lathe cut how sweet is that?), theyve just released another classic on the fucking primo Summer Lovers Unlimited label. New seven-inch "Two Girls envisions Suicide if Alan Vega swapped his nihilistic street poetry for Will Sergeants shimmering guitar and then recruited a proper singer full of the same passionate menace but who could also actually carry a tune. And still, it sounds so much better than that.
Expect a proper full-length before the end of 2008 produced by the man of the moment, Glass Candy and Chromatics producer/studio magician Johnny Jewel.