Vancouver, BC - It's been a long time coming but the day has finally arrived! Toronto-based dream pop duo Twin Rains are excited to announce the release of their debut album Automatic Hand on November 18th and today you can listen to the Premiere of the first single 'Flash Burn' exclusively on Live in Limbo. Twin Rains will also be touring in support of Automatic Hand and will kick off a string of Canadian tour dates starting on November 3rd in Victoria, BC. See below for full tour listings.
Twin Rains is Jay Merrow and Christine Stoesser. The pair met as roommates in 2009 and within weeks were making music together. They were founding members of Make Me Young, a Toronto indie band that released a critically acclaimed album in 2010, and licensed music to Degrassi: The Next Generation. Make Me Young disbanded not long after the release of the album, but Jay and Christine continued writing music together for film and television. They talked endlessly about making another album, but they couldn’t seem to find the inspiration. So, in 2012 they packed up and flew to Vancouver, bringing only two suitcases and an assortment of instruments with the intention of spending a year on the west coast. One year stretched into four, and somewhere between teaching music (Jay guitar, Christine piano) and exploring a newfound passion for spending time in nature, Twin Rains was born.
Twin Rains' debut album, Automatic Hand, is full of slow to mid-tempo grooves (or 'west coast dance music', as they like to call it), ethereal soundscapes and penetrating poetry. Automatic Hand is about love, but more essentially it's a reflection on the idea that sometimes our hands act faster than our brains and hearts, especially with today's communication technology. Recorded almost entirely by Jay, a self-taught engineer and producer, and produced entirely by Twin Rains, Automatic Hand is the spellbinding result of the duo’s longstanding musical collaboration amidst years of change and introspection. The first release from the album is the haunting and unforgettable 'Flash Burn'', a song that leaves the listener wanting more.
"'Flash Burn' is a sad party song about the fear of being burned in love or friendship," Christine explains. "I wrote and recorded the first rough version after hearing some bad news about a friend, as a way to work through my emotions. The song has been through several different incarnations, but that opening synth line has been there since day one."
Twin Rains' debut album Automatic Hand will be available on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and other digital retailers/streaming services on Friday, November 18th. Please visit Facebook.com/TwinRains for more information and the most up to date tour listings.
TWIN RAINS // UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES
November 3 - Victoria, BC - Copper Owl
November 4 - Nanaimo, BC - The Vault
November 6 - Duncan, BC - Duncan Showroom
November 11 - Vancouver, BC - LanaLou's
November 23 - Guelph, ON - DSTRCT Lounge
November 25 - Toronto, ON - ROM (Friday Night Live)
November 26 - Peterborough, ON - The Garnet
*More dates to be announced soon!
TWIN RAINS - AUTOMATIC HAND TRACK LISTING
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 18th, 2016 (Independent)
2. A Swim
4. Flash Burn
5. The Ground
6. Ghost Bird
7. Automatic Hand
10. Break The Crown
11. Green Screen