Comprised of Lacey Guthrie (accordion, keys, vocals), Maryliz Bender (drums, guitar, vocals), the Louisville, KY-based trio Twin Limb first caught the attention of the blogosphere 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. It was a song that managed to be both psychedelic and foreboding — and in a way that struck me as being reminiscent of London Grammar, The Raveonettes, and others. They quickly found themselves with a rapidly growing national profile after playing a number of highly acclaimed sets during last year’s SXSW.
“Don’t Even Think” is the first single off the Louisville, KY-based trio’s sophomore EP, Anything Is Possible and Nothing Makes Sense, which was released last month — and the single will likely further cement their burgeoning reputation for crafting brooding and atmospheric dirges. In this case, the arrangement features droning accordion chords, shimmering guitar chords played through gentle layers of reverb, swirling feedback and a percussive rhythm paired with Guthrie’s plaintive and ethereal vocals. Sonically, the song strikes me as drawing deeply from Caveman‘s work — in particular, I’m reminded of “Great Life” but filtered through Phil Spector‘s Wall of Sound and with a scorching guitar solo towards the song’s coda. In other words, it’s a moody and hauntingly gorgeous song that posses an aching vulnerability, and that shouldn’t be terribly surprising as the song focuses on the longing that comes up both at the beginning and the end of a romantic relationship.
The recently released music video features the band performing the song in an empty studio — but through kaleidoscopic and colorful filters that give the video a psychedelic tinge.