Tom Christie, the New York songwriter who releases mellow rock as Fraternal Twin, has a new full-length. It's called Homeworlding, and it's coming out on Ghost Ramp, the little label founded by Nathan from Wavves. With its shaky mix of laid back guitars and introverted poetry, "Big Dipper," debuting below, is a solid introduction to Christie's half-stoned-sounding, existential aesthetic. The track also features the very pretty voice of Leslie Bear from New Jersey dream-pop band Long Beard. They make a good team, too — both skilled at composing music that feels cozy, songs you want to curl up with.
"'Big Dipper' was written when I was living in New Brunswick, New Jersey last year," Christie told The FADER via email. "The song wound up being a bit of a pseudo-treatise on the failings of communication and words. So much of our experience can be so subjective, it can feel totally impossible sometimes to convey the truth as you see it. I often doubt my ability to be articulate. It can feel very defeating and silly, how we are forced to act within personal lexicon." On "Big Dipper," it sounds like he can articulate just fine to me. Homeworlding is out October 14.
9/30 - BSP (Kingston, NY) w/ LVL UP, Battle Ave
10/1 - All Nite Diner (Philadelphia, PA) w/ Yohuna, Sitcom, Harmony Tividad
10/19 - Homeworlding Record Release w/ Half Waif, Romantic States, Rhea