Following a fruitful 2014 in which Twin Brother released its emotive coming of age record, Swallow The Anchor, the band that began as a folk trio started to move in a different direction. Amid departures, shifting roles, and member additions, singer Sean Raasch put out a solo record under the Twin Brother moniker. At the time, Raasch’s up-tempo and faintly electronic-infused release seemed to be a departure from anything his project has ever done. Looking back, it now seems like a sign of what was to come.
“Heywood” is the first single from the new, improved, and expanded Twin Brother. Since Swallow The Anchor, the band has expanded to a six-piece, with Lodewijk “Lodi” Broekhuizen moving from bass to lead guitar, Terry Hackbarth taking over on bass, Luke Rivard occupying the drum throne vacated by Tyler Nelson, Andrew Eshbaugh adding horns to the mix, Marlese Koehnlein supplying organ accompaniment, and Raasch setting down the guitar to focus on front man duties. This brawny, filled out iteration of Twin Brother is in the process of recording an album that Raasch anticipates will be ready by fall.
Until then, you can see the new look Twin Brother at Club Garibaldi on Saturday, March 18 and you can listen to “Heywood” below.