Twin Crystals "Two Girls"

Twin Crystals "Two Girls"
Here I was thinking Vancouver’s 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 that’s not common knowledge… Let’s say it’s not and you’re dying to know that it’s 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 they’ve 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?), they’ve 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 Sergeant’s 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.