Album Reviews

Summer Twins – Limbo
Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 15:05
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Besides being a fun party game, limbo is also the place where souls end up that aren’t allowed to enter either heaven or hell. Musically things fit well with the party game part. It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to picture these songs being played at some 60ies cocktail party. Lyrically though, things get a bit darker and slightly depressing, kinda like how you’d feel when you end up stuck in limbo.

Produced by Chris Woodhouse (Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees), “Limbo” comes at you with a slight psychedelic buzz, hooky riffs and of course, the back-and forth vocals of sisters Chelsea and Justine Brown that rival any girl group’s from back in the day. At first, I found myself mesmerized by single “Demons”, the upbeat “Love Within” and “Blinds”, the latter of which starts off with cutesy, disarming vocals and staccato guitars before getting even better in the chorus.

Halfway through the album though, I found my interest waning. Not sure whether the songs just aren’t as good or because at this point you have kinda figured out the band’s sound. Either way, a little more variety certainly wouldn’t have hurt things. Especially the vocals start to blend together and I found it hard to tell the songs apart at this point. Things never get downright boring, but unless you pay attention a lot of these songs could very well float by without you even noticing.

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.