Twin Guns “Imaginary World”

New York City’s best dark garage band TWIN GUNS are back with a fourth album. They still use a lot of reverb and still mix pych and surf rock influences to 60s and 70s rock’n’roll. Opening song “Imaginary World” puts you straight into this film noir atmoshere they like so much, while “100 Teenage Years” has a Western movie/Ennio Morricone feel to it. The band’s darker side shows in “Cannibal Soul”, with its repetitive beat and haunted vocals, as well as in the gloomy bluesy “House On The Hill.”
You’ll also hear some STOOGES influences in “The Dark is Rising” or in “Blueberry Sugar”, and songs like “A Portrait in Black” or “Sad Sunday” bring the Californian 60s to mind. The CRAMPS‘ spirit also wander all around these songs, especially in “Sociopath”, while “The Endless Dream” reminds me of bands like BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB or The BLACK ANGELS. You’ll find 3 bonus tracks on the CD version, “My Baby”, a wild rock’n’roll song à la WAYNE COUNTY AND THE ELECTRIC CHAIRS, “Sick Theater’ (a song with a horrorish merry-go-round atmosphere) and “Late Night” (a dark psych track.)
I still wonder why TWIN GUNS aren’t bigger yet, and you’ll probably think the same after listening to “Imaginary World.” /Laurent C.

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