28 June, 2012

Window Twins--"Thunder and Lightning" video/Beaters unreleased live track


The great No Fear of Pop was nice enough to premiere the Window Twins video for "Thunder and Lightning", and Impose Magazine had some kind words to say about them as well.  WT consists of Tim Cohen (Fresh and Onlys/Magic Trick) and Jon Bernson (Exray's/Ray's Vast Basement).  Video and info below.




“Though Tim Cohen (The Fresh & Onlys, Magic Trick) and Jon Bernson (Exray’s, Ray’s Vast Basement) have been long-time collaborators, Window Twins is the primary outlet for their shared visions; a cyclical partnership, struck up when the animus moves both Bay Area staples. With the support of close friend and visual artist Kevin Earl Taylor, the duo advances on the strength of two distinctive voices at play in their recordings. Though the two musicians’ equally distinctive vocals have a central role, they act in tandem with meticulously orchestrated loops and potent but minimal instrumentation.

Wish is the group’s second album together and it deftly focuses the parameters of its predecessor, I’m This Tall City, released in 2009. Famous genre-busters, Cohen and Bernson conjure an endless range of sensation in their collaboration, their dry wits finding outlets in drowsy psych-soul, shambolic rhapsodies; anxious meditations given further character by Warren Huegel’s layered percussion, Aaron Rocker’s moody horns and Amanda Hallquist’s solitary wurlitzer. To all of this, add an experimental beat sensibility, beyond and often in tandem with live drums, that really seems to define the collaboration and the core of its shared experiment.”



Also, No More Than a Big Crashing Beat posted a nice show review and download for their May 30th set at the Soda Bar here in town opening for Pop. 1280.  Head on over here to read and download, and head on over to the Volar Tumblr page to check out "Jester," the properly-recorded 7" of which will be out in the next few months on Volar.

--co

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