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New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
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Somewhere Down The Road



New Twintapes EP will debut on April 15, 2013.

Indie artist Twintapes comes on strong with an evolved sound for their new EP WDWG

In preparation for their third album Twintapes has transitioned to a fully electronic sound. Pavel Rivera, the bands creator, was interested in experimenting and composing with a more synthetic approach. Therefore, instead of the bands more traditional melodic sound with guitars and drums, he replaced those instruments with synths and drum machines. Pavel said, In creating WDWG, we wanted to use analog synthesizers and random sound effects and samples from everyday life. Also, dispersed through the songs, the band added sounds from commonplace conversations and street noise around Brooklyn, Santo Domingo and Buenos Aires, all places that have had a major impact on the bands evolution. Pavel adds, We wanted to create a dynamic sound with a lot of depth, yet use a minimalistic approach to represent the current trends in music.

Twintapes' first single, Reverse from WDWG, tells the story of a teenage girl who finds out about an unplanned pregnancy. The video was selected among 800 short films, and was screened on opening night of the 11th Annual Miami Short Film Festival in November 2012. The follow-up single, WDWG, is slated for release on February 25, 2013. The upbeat focus of this song and video centers around close friends spending one last night together before they have to move on to the next chapter in their lives.

The shift to purely electronic music has been years in the making. In fact, the band began experimenting with electronic music while working on their second album, Pluto. It was this initial departure, which sparked an increased interest in exploring the use of synths in composition. The end result is a full collection of songs driven by synthesizers, minimalist art, and expanded use of space in arrangements combined with an overall labor of love for the electronic music genre.

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