SOF' SIKE on LIMITED EDITION CLEAR VINYL w/ CD INCLUDED AVAILABLE NOW!
ALSO AVAILABLE: SOF' SIKE + CONTEMPT! + DERELICT DIALECT VERNACULAR VIOLENCE Vinyl Bundle
Sof' Sike, set for release on August 21st, 2012 is a dramatic left (er, make that a right) turn follow-up to 2009's Contempt!
and replaces analog drum machines and scratched record samples with the
psychedelic rumblings of live instrumentation: pianos, organs, guitar,
of the murky and demented inspiration of Slim Twig's previous releases
we can now hear the sound of a promising young songwriter. Although as
idiosyncratic as ever, these new songs showcase an interest in classic
songwriting, a fondness for psych-era Rolling Stones, an affinity with the queer power pop of R. Stevie Moore - in short, an odd friendliness (of sorts). Sof' Sike
is a diverse collection of songs, and with its restless approach to
genre and uncontained enthusiasm for pop, can be viewed in the lineage
of records like The Who's Sell Out, or Spark's A Woofer In Tweeters Clothing.
Twig has torn through enough ideas and styles to finance a fistful of
bands since releasing his first EPs in 2008. These earlier explorations
include the prescient flirtation with an avant-rockabilly sensibility on
Vernacular Violence (2008), and his full-length debut, Contempt!, a re-appropriation of off-kilter sampling techniques gleaned from the RZA and Madlib,
and presented in a decidedly un-Hip Hop-like format. The latter record
stands out as one of the most strangely singular records released on a
major Canadian indie label, and as an unsung pre-cursor to the solo,
sample-based, oddball pop that by 2012, has become commonplace.
also sees the release of a wealth of new Slim Twig material.
Appropriately for an artist as diversely prolific as Slim, the coming
months will see two full-length album releases, as well as a 12”-split
on Clan Destine Records with blog-favourite pals, Dirty Beaches, Ela Orleans, and U.S. Girls.
Available on LIMITED EDITION Vinyl, CD and Digitally August 21st, 2012
Sof' Sike Tracklisting:
The Shortest Path To Hell
Still The Same
Madeline Has A Body
The Golden Rule
I'll Always Be A Child
Bold Is The White Ship
Love You As I Lay