Watch Richmond, Virginia based shoegaze/noise rockers Twin Drugs performing »Dust Worship«, »Sazerac« and »The Sun While You Can« from their debut full-length album, »In Now Less Than Ever«, out now via Crazysane Records.
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Using harsh noise to induce a turbulent trip and soothing vocals for an indefinite high, Twin Drugs take you on a hallucinogenic voyage, combining the dreamy atmospheres of My Bloody Valentine and A Place To Bury Strangers with the punishing riffing of Metz.
“Covid is just one grain of sand in the hourglass of general existential anxiety,” Melton continues, referring to the increasing complexity and ambiguity of our lives in an age of mass-deception, proxy wars and global panic. Inspired by cosmic horror and the near-psychedelic archival footage compilations of British documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis, Melton, together with bandmates Alex Wilson (drums, live-electronics) and Christian Monroe (bass), collages the band’s own image of a world in decay. Mastered to perfection by Cult Of Luna’s Magnus Lindberg and with cover art by Christopher Royal King (Symbol, ex-This Will Destroy You), »In Now Less Than Ever« is a complete experience that creeps up on you like only existential dread can.
»In Now Less Than Ever« merges two distinct approaches to distortion (shoegaze and noise rock) to create a mind-altering experience that is as much about dreaming on as it is about waking up. The familiarity of found audio extracts, ranging from Indian flute players to obscure Japanese jazz bands, blends with subtle shifts in rhythm, creating a fitting experience of the world’s structural ambiguity.
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“Whether it’s shoegaze, dreampop or noise rock, they have come to ruin your party.” — Visions Magazine (DE)
“Such an excellent mix of gaze and noise…” — Everything Is Noise (US)
“A Sonic Youth-ian vision of post-everything noise…” — The Obelisk (US)
“A hallucinatory journey through dream-end…” — Scream Magazine (SE)
“A powerful widescreen sound of their shoegaze variety.” — Legacy Magazine (DE)
“The way the record intertwines and undulates is fascinating, as if you’re staring out on the ocean and losing yourself in the endless waves of sound.” — Two Guys Metal Reviews (UK)
“A three-quarter hour hallucinogenic whirlpool.” — Ox Fanzine (DE)
FFO: Autolux, Pixies, Nothing, MBV, Metz, A Place To Bury Strangers