Published Oct 30, 2014Twin River have undergone lineup changes, sonic shifts and a partial move since delivering their debut EP Rough Gold in 2012. Ready to take their next step, the band have now revealed the details to their first full-length, Should the Light Go Out.
The 10-song set arrives February 17 via Light Organ Records, with a press release noting that while Courtney Ewan Bromley and guitarist Andy Bishop (White Ash Falls) had previously played with folk structures, the current five-piece lineup "favours noisy pop-rock and atmospheric synth textures over quiet laments."
It's further explained that this sonic evolution began in 2011 when Malcolm Jack (Dada Plan), singer-keyboardist Rebecca Law Gray (Mode Moderne) and drummer Dustin John Bromley came into the fold, with the additions pushing the project in a new direction. Furthermore, vocalist Ewan Bromley added that her headspace is different than it was when Twin River began in 2009.
"This might sound pretty cheesy, but I think it was a case of growing up and not wanting to write sad music," she said in a statement. "I don't really listen to a lot of slow, sad stuff anymore. It's more fun to play in a synth-y rock band, and more fun to listen to."
With this in mind, the new album is said to showcase garage-styled arrangements on "Anything Good" and flirt with Disintegration-period Cure on the 10-minute "Golden Man." The previously revealed "Laugh It Off" also appears on the record, and you can watch that track's video below.
Should the Light Go Out was tracked between Kelowna, BC's Bottega Studio and the since-shuttered Burnaby, BC iteration of the Hive Creative labs, with Ladyhawk's Darcy Hancock and Colin Stewart (Dan Mangan, the New Pornographers, Black Mountain) handling production duties.
Ewan Bromley and Bromley moved out to Montreal this past summer, while the rest of the band still resides in Vancouver. Concert dates supporting Should the Light Go Out have yet to be announced.
Should the Light Go Out:
1. Bend To Break
2. Secret In A Séance
3. He's Not Real And He Ain't Coming Back
4. Get Gone
5. Anything Good
6. Golden Man
7. Word To The Wise
8. It Won't Be Long
9. Laugh It Off
10. A Thousand Times