Slim Twig

Sof' Sike

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Sof' Sike, released 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, bass, drums.  

Out 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.
Slim 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.
2012 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
LaBeija Pen'Davis
Gun Shy
Madeline Has A Body
Marzipan Sands
The Golden Rule
I'll Always Be A Child
Vile City
Altered Ego
Bold Is The White Ship
Love You As I Lay