Now, if you’ve been frequenting this site over the past few years, you’ve likely come across a handful of posts either on or mentioned Louisville, KY-based trio Twin Limb. Comprised of Lacey Guthrie (accordion, keys, vocals), Maryliz Bender (drums, guitar, vocals), and Kevin ‘Twinderella’ Ratterman (guitar), the Kentucky-based dream pop trio initially caught the attention of the blogosphere, including this site with the release of several singles including the slow burning and dreamily atmospheric dirge “Long Shadow,” “Don’t Even Think,” a brooding single which subtly expanding upon their sound while sounding as though it drew from Caveman‘s “Great Life,” and “The Weather,” the latest single off the band’s recently released full-length effort Haplo, a single that possesses an understated yet dreamy and gauzy quality, which helps evoke the aching longing and anticipation at the heart of the song.
Interestingly, to celebrate the release of their full-length effort, the trio of Bender, Ratterman and Guthrie released a swaggering, moody, sensual and shoegazer rock-leaning cover of the legendary German experimental rock/prog rock cover of Can‘s “You Doo Right” that the Louisville, KY-based trio recorded live in their studio — and as you can hear, their cover possesses a towering yet cool, self-assuredness.
As the band’s Kevin Ratterman explained to the folks at CLRVYNT: “When I was building my recording studio, La La Land, Can was one of the constant soundtracks blazing through the speakers day in and out. The meditative, flowing, ever-changing rhythms and melodies were a perfect backdrop for [not only] the monotony of construction, but the excitement of building something where so much creativity was about to be captured. When Twin Limb was a duo before I joined the band, they came in to La La Land to record an album not long after construction was finished. Through working on their record, I most excitedly joined the band and I immediately heard similarities between Maryliz [Bender]’s tribal drum style and the song ‘Yoo Doo Right’ once we started working on their album. I had a fantasy of us doing a cover of that song, and was so excited to hear both their voices together singing it; Michael Karoli’s guitar playing has always been an influence on me, and [I] was so excited to play those anthemic guitar hooks. It’s scary to cover a song by a band that carries so much integrity among some of the most influential experimental musicians of our time, but the first time we played that song, it was so apparent it was going to be so free and fun to play live, especially in a small room packed to the gills of sweaty human creature people.”