Hi there folks, another few busy weeks here around Volar headquarters (my bedroom, mostly).
One of the things we've been gearing up for is the release of Window Twins' sophomore LP, Wish, the result of a years-long collaboration between Tim Cohen of Fresh and Onlys/Magic Trick and Jon Bernson of Exray's/Ray's Vast Basement. The album will be available to the world tomorrow via extremely-limited cassette and affordable digital download here, with the vinyl dropping Nov. 15, limited, mailorder-only color copies of which are available for $14 here, which come with an advance download, or both for $16 here, or you can just head over to Itunes if that's easier for ya.
Leading up to the album release, the group has seen plenty of good press. Most recently, the kind folks at Interview Magazine ran a nice interview with Jon and premiered the video for "The Sky is Black," by the Tearist. You can read the interview here and view the video below.
We've also had a couple of great remixes make their way into the world by Lord Tang (with two more on the way by Soft Riot and Uptown Sinclair). You can listen to those both below, and read Foxy Digitalis's write-up here.
And check the rest of the already-posted tracks and videos below, as well as the proper info from the press release. More to come soon!
"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 collabora- tion, 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.”