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twin thousands

New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
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"Twin Thousands - Live Review"

In incredibly intimate surroundings, it was hard not to realise that you were a part of something pretty damn special, and selfishly I was glad there were no more people to share it with because it may not have been the case otherwise.

Tonight, you could hear a pin drop within the audience, and on the rare occasions where someone other than Ryan Smith could be heard, glares of death were darted towards offending members of the crowd (one of which was unfortunately standing directly behind me).

Despite the absence of their drummer due to unforeseen circumstances, the sound didn’t seem to suffer at all. In fact, there were times when I had to keep reminding myself that they were ‘going without’ tonight, which led me to imagine if it was possible this band could sound any more epic.

Frontman Ryan Smith (The Silent League) charmed the audience in between songs and matched with the voice of Gretta Cohn (ex-Cursive), the sound was nothing less than spectacular. Cohn’s electric cello added to this more depth and a haunting element as she used the instrument to depict shattering glass in one of the songs.

The influence of Kelly Pratt (Arcade Fire) was particularly apparent in “Pirate Song” with its crashing drums (the only percussion we had all evening) and chanting, whilst a more ‘delicate’ side was shown in forthcoming single “Like You A Lot”.

This side to Twin Thousands, I believe is what made them all the more enchanting as you could see that Ryan Smith believed in every single word he was singing.

Amazingly, Twin Thousands are unsigned and although it’s only a matter of time before they’re snapped up and everybody’s hot on their toes to see them (because they really are that good), I’m quite happy for them to be my dreamy little secret.



Various Compilations
Like You A Lot - Single
EP (released 11/2009)
LP (released 3/2010)
*available for streaming here:*



By the time cellist Gretta Cohn left Nebraska in 2005, she had made a lasting impression with emo heavyweights Cursive, in addition to almost every other band calling Saddle Creek Records its home.

Having spent the previous four years on the road and in the studio with friends and labelmates including Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley and The Faint, she moved back to Brooklyn with vague notions of pursuing a solo project, but mainly looking for new collaborations.

Happily under the radar, Ryan Smith had been quietly studying the toy piano, crafting cleverly orchestrated pop songs and releasing music under the name A Million Billion, when he and Gretta shared the stage at a New York venue.

A couple of chance encounters later, the two found themselves with a batch of homeless songs, a handful of battered and beautiful old instruments, and a brand new band - Twin Thousands.

Not the types to waste any time, Ryan, Gretta and a few friends went straight into the studio to start tracking the Twin Thousands debut.