Photo by Grady Mitchell
Prior to releasing their 2015 debut LP, Should the Light Go Out, Canada’s Twin River were on a bit of a self-imposed hiatus. The two creative forces behind the band, Andy Bishop and singer/guitarist Courtney Ewan, were in different cities in different provinces, with Bishop home in Vancouver and Ewan away at school in Montreal. Now that their big coming out is, well, out, however, the garage pop outfit is back in gear, already churning out new material for their forthcoming sophomore album.
Before that record drops later this year, they’ll preview the effort with a new 7-inch single. The A-side of the release, “Antony”, is a road warrior of an indie song, reverberating guitars echoing The War on Drugs as much as any jangle pop artist. The aesthetic comparison is a fitting road map for the song’s lyrical journey. “‘Antony’ marks a crossroads,” Twin River explain to Consequence of Sound. “It’s the culmination of difficult conversations and tough decisions. It’s about becoming unglued, but picking yourself up at the same time. It’s looking forward, while looking back.”
Take a listen below.
“Antony” and its B-side, the ballad “I Don’t Want to Be Alone”, are culled from 10 new tracks recorded with producer Colin Stewart (The New Pornographers, Black Mountain) that will make up Twin River’s second LP. The 7-inch is due out March 4th.