After months and months of writing, collaborating, recording, producing, mixing, and mastering… our new album, Twin Paradox, is now available online everywhere. The album is based on the time travel phenomenon with the same name that describes the effects of a person in near/faster-than-light travel in relation to another person at a stand-still. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_paradox)
This album has been a long time coming and without the help of our friends and fellow musicians we couldn’t have done it. We definitely want to thank the following people for their contribution and support for their roles to fulfill our dream album.
If you’ve seen us live, you KNOW that we take our lighting serious. We like to blast bright colorful lights to go along with the music. It makes it more fun all around! Well, if you’ve been wondering how you can make your own automated synchronized lights, we’re going to TELL you, … and give you some files to play with to start it up!
On Saturday, July 28th, 2012, we were part of an awesome event in Portland called THE BIG BUSK! We took to the streets in SW Portland and using only a battery-powered amplifier and our most trusty battery-powered synthesizers (Microkorg and Casio SK-1) and delivered some BUSK-worthy electropop. After 3 45-minute sets, we called it quits and prepped for the Big Busk after-party at Backspace, FULLY electro-powered.
We wanted to take some time to update some of our lovely fans about our progress as we write and record some tasty new tracks! Over the past few weeks we’ve been piecing together a lot of ideas into what will become our second album. We are taking time to refine themes and moods that we want to convey but a lot of other interesting and surprising things are popping into our heads with every recording session. In a time when the future is uncertain, with warfare, police brutality and the threat of the economy tanking for good, we haven’t allowed those topics to dissuade us from writing, but quite the opposite, we’re using their influence to create a dark undertone to our new songs. The emotions associated with these topics are definitely universal, so it’s interesting to take real feelings of fear and uncertainty and tell a story that seemingly has nothing to do with events in the real world. This, paired with the fun and high-energy electropop that friends and fans have come to expect, reaches for something familiar with past recordings but also something fresh and refined.
Another change we are making during this process is that we are incorporating a lot of talent from friends and sweet local bands. We are but two and it is definitely helpful and encouraging to know so many other musicians who are willing to collaborate and make great music with us. We are trying to have as much fun with this as possible and friends make everything more fun. Expect to see a list of credits and thanks in our album jacket and website when this is complete.
If you are excited to hear our new songs be sure to check out our website or Facebook regularly as we may post updates, previews or other relevant information about this record. We are so lucky to have the kind of support we are getting from a lot of you and we deeply appreciate it. Thanks for reading and stay tuned!