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Premiere: Stream the New Album from Twinsmith - “Stay Cool”

Out Friday on Saddle Creek

Jul 10, 2017 Twinsmith Bookmark and Share

Longtime friends Jordan Smith and Matt Regner from Omaha, Nebraska began their band Twinsmith as DIY tinkerers, writing a pair of records starting with 2013’s self-titled debut and then 2015’s Alligator Years before recruiting bassist Bill Sharp and others to reinforce their live performance.

Now, Twinsmith is returning with their third album, Stay Cool, out this Friday via Saddle Creek. The title offers instruction that its songs carry out. The new album delivers the clean, sparkling refinement of their new sound, as clear as day and with an immediacy that is completely catching. Honed with the assistance of friend and Omaha neighbor, producer Graham Ulicny (Reptar, The Faint), the emphasis this time around was to simplify things by stripping away the excess, allowing the essential parts to come forward.

The retooled sound of Stay Cool was actually found through a rediscovery of their original approach. “When we first started the band, Matt and I used an 8-track recorder and made all our demos in the basement of my parents’ house” recalls Smith. “For this new one we drew back a lot (from the first two albums). We recorded it like when we first started— (this time) in the dining room at our house, with old synths and ’80s drum machines. We wanted to drop back and do what was comfortable..”

“The main goal was to make something a bit more personal to us.” continues Smith. “The last album was kind of in-your-face pop music and that’s why we made this so short and sweet; we wanted listeners to hear the small, distinct sounds we were working on. Because there were only a few people involved, we could make our decisions more directly.”

Stay Cool sees Twinsmith’s sound evolving from hazy surf rock to a fuller, more dynamic guitar-and-keys pop appeal. The fresh, slick new direction produces results that will have you bopping, hopping and electric sliding with glee. Clear out some space in your basement, dining room or wherever and get ready to feel good. Stream Stay Cool below.

Here is the link to the pre-order of Stay Cool:


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