Shoegaze and classic gothic rock coalesce on this track by the Vancouver band.
Vancouver band Twin River should remind many of such bands as Lush and Swervedriver, who not only delved deeply into the hazy, psychedelic, pedal-heavy guitar sounds of the shoegaze movement, but were also mindful that they were also rock ‘n’ roll bands. An element of garage rock, post-punk, and goth creeps into their second album Should the Light Go Out, and on the highlight “Secret in a Séance” the shadows of both Lush and the Cure loom very large. The band has just finished a video for the track, which were more than happy to premiere at PopMatters.
“We turned to our local shaman (& guitarist) Andy [Bishop] for his vision of the video,” the band says about the kaleidoscopic clip. “He said, 'To the seven moons and beyond. Through the sacred deserts and the waterless oceans. Past all that was left in the ground. Jupiter is in the east. The sun well below my feet. Now look towards the west. I can see it in my ears.'”
That’s all the explanation you need, isn’t it? Let the electric yellow get you by the brain banana below.
Should the Light Go Out is out now.