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Siamese Twins - Still Corner LP (Eunuch)

Siamese Twins Still Corner LP Eunuch
26 September 2014

Despite being spread throughout three cities across the US (Boston & Leverett, MA and Chicago, IL), Siamese Twins offer an astonishingly excellent dark dream pop debut that nods heavily to the early ’80s while remaining fluidly current.

Still Corner begins with a drum beat, followed by thunderous, chorus-laden bass when, finally, the keyboards and smooth, reverbed vocals come in together to tell the tale of childhood lost in “Wide Eyed.” Blending driving Ceremonial-era Savage Republic rhythms with The Jesus and Mary Chain’s pop aesthetics, Siamese Twins have created a feel-bad masterpiece of melodic depression to accompany the oncoming autumn weather. In many ways, it’s reminiscent of Blue Jungle’s brilliant 2009 debut, Baby Don’t Cry (AntiFiesta), particularly in the catchy morbidity of “Flashing Red,” though the closing “Not Sorry” bares shades of The Hobbes Fanclub’s recent Up At Lagrange (Shelflife). This is true darkness, that uneasy feeling when bad memories lurk in the shadows but the light just won’t drown them out.

Where a lot of dream pop comes across as psychedelic bubblegum, Siamese Twins delve into the unpleasant shades of gray that permeate our psyches. Blast Still Corner when you’re alone on a rainy day and remember…