SUMMER TWINS: LIMBO
Summer Twins have been teasing us with their gorgeous combo of nostalgia and street grit for some time, and now the band has unleashed the best of both with this album steeped in anger and grace. On one hand, some could say that what the band does is commonplace in an age of mix-and-match bands who try so hard to be different that they end up sounding the same as everyone else. What is truly different here, however, is that Summer Twins actually pull it off: there seems to be an honesty and true love and passion in these songs, more than apparent on tracks like “Our Word” or “Dreaming,” where they allow the vintage sounds and vibes to take lead. But it’s on the darker and brooding tracks like “Demons” where the real magic happens, with sharp lyrics about what happens when demons sneak up on you and you have to shut them up. It’s an unexpected moment that reveals the whole album in a new way—as something simple yet haunting, and remarkably executed.