Mr. Twin Sister, “Poor Relations”
New York quintet Mr. Twin Sister returns with “Poor Relations”. Eschewing the smoothed out, continental r&b and squelchy indie electronica of 2014’s self-titled album (which, btw, is fantastic) “Poor Relations” fires up a downtown, post-punk dub party. The band’s rhythmic sensibility, so strong through all of the prior releases I’ve heard, is more aggressive – more ESG than Sweetback. The lyrics, also, are more forceful, seeming to rail against the dangers of the acceptance of an abusive relationship. In the band’s own words: “[T]his song meant something else when we first wrote it years ago; recent events have made us hear it differently. We believe in compassion, empathy, and tolerance, and hope that you will join us in speaking out against the erosion of their importance in our world”.
In that spirit, Mr. Twin Sister will donate all proceeds from the download of “Poor Relations” to standingrock.org – do it at their Bandcamp page (linger, and browse through their catalogue). You know what to do…and, while you’re at it, keep up with all things Mr. Twin Sister on fbook and the twit.