The Next Stage Bandwagon Summer Series and Twilight Music present an evening of brass-fueled, swinging music of New Orleans by the Soggy Po’ Boys, on Sunday, October 8 at 3:00 pm at West River Park in Brattleboro, VT.
Mr Twin Sister formed in 2008 under the name Twin Sister, quickly garnering critical attention from the dense homemade pop of their early EPs – Vampires with Dreaming Kids in 2008 and Color Your Life in 2010. They have been a quietly influential fixture of independent music ever since. The group released their debut LP In Heaven (2011) via Domino, and in 2012 their song Meet the Frownies was sampled by Kendrick Lamar and Dr Dre on The Recipe. Having left Domino and changed their name to Mr Twin Sister, the group re-emerged in 2014 with the low lit disco and funk of their self-titled Mr Twin Sister. The record appeared on best-of-year lists from Pitchfork, Gorilla vs Bear, TIME, and many others. In 2018 the group released Echo Arms, their most popular track to date, and Salt, their third and most diverse album yet. 2021 saw the release of the group’s fourth full length LP Al Mundo Azul, a vibrant, surreal record that swaps the group’s restrained cool for something wide awake and grinning. Mr Twin Sister has made a habit of swerving the expectations of their devoted following and critical outlets alike, recombining musical styles and dodging easy categorization as a matter of course.
Psymon Spine’s latest album ‘Charismatic Megafauna’ explored complicated feelings and catharsis through a singular approach to left-of-center indie, electronic and dance sounds. The release earned praise from publications such as Paste, FLOOD, Brooklyn Vegan, Under The Radar, and NME, and saw playlist support from NPR Music (New Music Friday), Spotify (All New Indie, undercurrents, Fresh Finds), Apple Music (Midnight City, Today’s Indie Rock), and TIDAL (Rising: Indie/Rock), as well as notable airplay from KEXP, KCRW and the BBC.
The core members of the band—Noah Prebish, Peter Spears, and Brother Michael—grew up in the ‘00s and ‘10s with a deep appreciation for the art of “the remix,” and after the release of ‘Charismatic Megafauna’, the group found themselves craving longer and more dance-floor friendly versions of their songs to play at their recurring party Secret Friend. Introducing ‘Charismatic Mutations’: a remixed cornucopia of tasty new sounds, running the gambit from slow-burner headphone journeys, to mid-tempo sunset-and-white-suit head nodders, to 3am deranged apocalyptic club heaters—out April 1 on Northern Spy, featuring selections by Joe Goddard (of Hot Chip, HARD FEELINGS, and the 2 Bears), Love Injection (mixed by Nick Millhiser of LCD Soundsystem and Holy Ghost), Dar Disku, Each Other (Justin Strauss and Max Pask), Safer (of the Rapture and Poolside), Bucky Boudreau, and Psymon Spine’s own Brother Michael.