Twin Foxes aren’t afraid to get a little dirty. There’s an audible layer of fuzz that hangs over their debut self-titled EP, each crash of the kit hanging around for about a half-second longer than more cleanly produced work, the vocal work taking on a live feel, while still retaining the emotional nuance needed for a song like “Year On A String,” which exclaims, “I’m conditioned to feel this way.” It’s that balance that makes the Providence-based outfit so appealing; they’re a little grimey, but it’s not a contest of who can play the loudest, they’re still playing music you can directly relate to, can understand. And while “Summer’s Halo” is the standout track — those vocals just remind me of bands around in my youth — it’s the exclamation that they’re going to “Shed” their skin in that final track that knocked me back a bit. When they finally say “end,” you’re allowed to stop listening. Very excited about this premiere.
You can also check them out on tour.
1/23 – Providence, RI @AS220 (release show)
1/24 – Philly, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie Upstairs
1/26 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs.