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 “Long Shadow,”a slow-burning, dreamy and atmospheric dirge with droning accordion, shimmering guitar chords fed through layers of effects pedals, a brief but gorgeous string arrangement and equally gorgeous vocals — and in a way the song reminded me quite a bit of the likes of London Grammar and The Raveonettes. Building on the buzz they received from “Long Shadow,” the trio then wrote, recorded and released their sophomore EP Anything Is Possible and Nothing Makes Sense, and the EP’s first single “Don’t Even Think” further cemented the trio’s reputation for crafting dirges that managed to be simultaneously brooding and atmospheric while subtly expanding on their sound; in fact, that single reminded me quite a bit of Caveman‘s “Great Life” but filtered through Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound and with a scorching guitar solo towards the song’s coda.
“The Weather” is the latest single off the Louisville, KY’s soon-to-be-released effort Haplo and much like the other material I’ve written about over the years, it possess a gauzy, dreamy quality — as though the song’s narrator has just been awakened from a pleasant reverie; however, where the previous singles were towering, “The Weather” is much more understated as undulating and droning keys are paired with shimmering guitar chords played through gentle amounts and reverb and sultry pop belter-like vocals in a song that focuses on a growing sense of anticipation and aching longing.
The recently released music video employs the use of kaleidoscopic filters and effects to create a trippy and mind-bending psychedelia that further evokes the song’s gauzy feel.