Toronto’s Slim Twig returns with new music, videos and shows.
Toronto’s shape-shifting performer and visionary song-sculptor Slim Twig has released a string of new videos in support of his recent musical efforts for Fat Cat imprint, Palmist Records, who will release a U.S. Girls/Slim Twig 12″ in North America on August 16th. Watch Slim Twig’s self-directed video for ‘Priscilla’ here.
Southern Souls recently recorded an intimate live performance of ‘I’ll Always Be A Child’ which can be viewed here.
Both tracks will be available on the new 12″.
To showcase the new tunes and provide a glimpse of what we might expect on his next album currently being completed, Slim Twig will unveil his new band next month starting with a show at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern on August 18th (full list of dates below). Slim Twig’s second full-length album is scheduled for release in early 2012 on Paper Bag Records. While his work thus far has been dominated by a collage-based style of production — crate-digging and snatching moments of pre-recorded music for re-interpretation – Slim’s new project will emphasize live production with diverse instrumentation and an exciting list of collaborators on board.
Slim Twig’s artistic vision is born from a twisted landscape of pop and experimental music and avant-garde film. Besides his great hair, this vision has given many critics a lot to write about since being introduced with his two-part EP series, Derelict Dialect and Vernacular Violence. His debut album Contempt! was a self-made exercise in resourcefulness where Slim experimented with whatever he could get his hands on. It leaned decidedly towards an innovative pop sound that places sampling and found sound firmly at its core. The result, pairing the artist’s “switchblade-sharp lyrics” (NOW Magazine) with a rawer, sample-based aesthetic, was unpredictable and highly original.
Paper Bag Records is one of North America’s finest independent record labels. Based in Toronto, Paper Bag Records has cultivated an exciting and diverse roster which includes both domestic and international talent. Recently, the label became the Canadian home for acclaimed electronic act Austra and the enthralling Rural Alberta Advantage, and the North American label for alt-folk stars Elliott BROOD and Cuff The Duke. In its eighth year of existence, Paper Bag Records is currently working with an exciting active roster of PS I Love You, Young Galaxy, Born Ruffians, The Acorn, Winter Gloves, Woodhands, Slim Twig. CFCF, Sally Shapiro and Under Byen.
Slim Twig Tour Dates
August 18 | Toronto @ The Dakota Tavern with U.S. Girls & Sun Ra Ra Ra
August 19 | London @ Brennan’s Beer Bistro with U.S. Girls & Zacht Automaat
August 20 | Peterborough @ The Loft @ 448 George Street with U.S. Girls & Zacht Automaat