For those of you who have not yet heard of Canadian artist Slim Twig (and that will probably be a majority of you), now is your chance to witness something truly special.
A refreshing mix of indie psych rock and 50s/60s retro pop (in both sound and style), Slim Twig’s newly announced, upcoming album Sof’ Sike is a perfect fit for a summer getaway, when all you wanna do is bop around on the beach.
One of the singles from Sof’ Sike, “Priscilla,” will immediately blast you back to the top of the 60s when Elvis-era music reigned supreme, right down to the jumping, psychedelic organ providing the driving force of the track.
And you have to admire him for the video, a one-shot, consistent zoom-out showing him atop a throne surrounded by stoic admirers. An indie artist’s gotta do what an indie artist’s gotta do to get the job done.
And doesn’t he look a bit like Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite? Vote for Slim Twig, y’all.
All jesting aside, I really dig his retro/mod voice, especially in 2012 when voices like that are rare. His newest single released today, “I’ll Always Be A Child,” shows him jamming out keyboard-style in his coiffed hair and bright pink collared shirt with rolled up sleeves.
He’s also a big fan of releasing 7″ and 12″ vinyls, where a majority of his music resides. Word is he’s releasing two albums this year, Sof’ Sike being one of them.
Dude’s got ambition. Give him a chance! Just a few listens and you’ll grow to love him.