Top 10 Albums of 2015

10. So Many Dynamos – Self-Titled (Self Released)

9. Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment – Surf (Self Released)

8. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit (Marathon Artists)

7. Happyness – Weird Little Birthday (Bar None)

6. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly (Top Dawg Entertainment)

5. Andy Shauf – The Bearer of Bad News (Arts & Crafts)

4. Options – Driftwood Metaphor (Self Released)

3. Cloakroom – Further Out (Run for Cover)

2. Hop Along – Painted Shut (Saddle Creek)

1. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie and Lowell (Asthmatic Kitty)

New Music: Twin Cities – Missing Out On Nothing

 

Twin Cities is releasing our first full length LP Missing Out On Nothing. The songs were written over the course of five years and recorded in two marathon 12 hour sessions by myself, Will Erickson, and Caleb Drummond.

The album explores the themes of loss and aging existentially, ultimately expressing the concern that “I’m afraid I’m missing out on everything. I’m afraid I’m missing out on nothing.” This dichotomy (most clearly apparent in “Graduation,” the album’s title track) appears repeatedly through the lens of loves lost, unrequited, and impossible because of time.

Top 10 Albums of 2014

10. Cool Choices by S

9. Never Hungover Again by Joyce Manor

8. My Favourite Faded Fantasy by Damien Rice

7. Upside Down Mountain by Conor Oberst

6. You’re Gonna Miss It All by Modern Baseball

5. Keep Doing What You’re Doing by You Blew It!

4. Ultraviolence by Lana Del Rey

3. St. Vincent by St. Vincent

2. Benji by Sun Kil Moon

1. DSU by Alex G

“Everything Made Sense With You Around” by Twin Cities

This is a new song entitled “Everything Made Sense With You Around.” I wrote it 2 or 3 years ago during the most stressful moment of finals week. My guitar is my best friend during stressful times, and I often turn to songwriting during panic attacks. This was one of those instances. Will and I are hoping to release this song soon, but more details will be announced at a later time.

Twin Cities currently is giving our music away for free at twincitiesmusic.bandcamp.com. If you like what you hear, we’d love for you to download more!

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