"Compact and filled with all the goodness that the low-fi sound has to offer, grit, creaks, and echos, Twin Library’s Softer Seasons will be a perfect addition to your summer listening.
Not quite punk or indie-rock (your typical culprits of using low-fi) and with a hint of folk, Twin Library brings together multiple music genres for a welcoming marriage. Underneath all of the sonic fuzz, you’ll discover beautiful and elegantly worded lyrics, an element you wouldn’t think could match a music style with such disarray.
Recorded this past spring, the lyrical verses are filled with descriptions of natural settings while the music style has a familiar and melodic retro-sound. The chorus in 'Soft Bungalows,' which is one of the more subdued songs, 'Soon the time will stay still like the summer/ Like radio and soft bungalows,' is a great example of the sort of lyrics found in Softer Seasons.
Tracks like 'Here Come Slow Ends' and 'I Dare You To Leave' feature a more up-beat tempo not to far from the sounds of Chicago based band, Smith Westerns. A standout from the album has to be 'I Asked Her To Build Me A Plane.' With the eight song album tracking in at around seventeen minutes, 'I Asked Her To Build Me A Plane' is appropriately short but with the best lyrical and instrumental hook off the album.
Even though it might be a short musical venture, Softer Seasons doesn’t lack any musical depth.
Greyowl Point, July 2011
"There’s just certain sounds that go better with the summer than others, don’t you think? I’m certain you’ll agree with me that 'I Asked Her To Build Me A Plane' by Edmonton’s Twin Library is perfectly suited for sunshine and sticky-hot summer nights with friends and alcohol. Its guitar jingle and jangle reminded me of early R.E.M.; the hazy vocals of Going Blank Again-era Ride. That’s a sweet combination in my books, one that’s at odds with the majority of music I’ve been listening to as of late. Softer Seasons, Twin Library’s new LP, was recorded this spring. There’s an extensive back catalogue available as well if you dig what Softer Seasons has to offer"
Quick Before It Melts, July 2011
It's summer time, the schools are out for summer and the world seeks out music that smells like cut grass, sun tan lotion and freedom. That's why god made bands like Canadians Twin Library. Their hazed up, laid back blend of Beach Boy harmonies, drugged up psychedelia and Velvet Underground cool is so summery it could give you a sun tan. It's perfect for those long, lazy summer days when all you want to do is pose on your sun lounger in your Ray Bans and soak up some rays.
The Devil Has The Best Tuna, July 2011
#7 CJSR Edmonton, August 2, 2011
#1 CHMR St. John's, August 9, 2011
#4 CKXU Lethbridge, August 16, 2011
#4 CIVL Abbotsford, August 16, 2011
#24 CFMU Hamilton, August 22, 2011
#2 CFBX Kamloops, August 30, 2011
#26 CHUO Ottawa, October 11, 2011
#20 CKUT Montreal, November 8, 2011