"Had Twin Library come out in the '90s they would have been one of the more popular indie bands. Whether they'd have been popular with the Sassy/Spin crowd or the Nirvana/Smashing Pumpkins set is hard to determine. Likely they'd be one of those obscure bands that curiously enough everyone knew about, like Sone, or Nothing Painted Blue, or Eric's Trip, acts precious to the tiny coterie of fans inclined to memorize every word, every twist of the melodic knife. There is much beauty here to balance the down-strummed tension. Vocals sweep in like warm breezes in April, melodies glide like magic lights, inspiring me to think of long forgotten faces and weird nights in my car. I wish they pressed vinyl for this stuff - it's perfectly analong music."
The Big Takeover, issue 69.
"It’s like the beach boys, no the Fleet Foxes, no, that’s not it. Twin Library’s March release is much more. It’s short but packs plenty of great songs in 15 minutes. Booming acoustic guitars and percussion, airy vocal melodies. This is an album to drink to sitting in woods on a summer day."
Noise Bread, June 2011
"As the summer rolls in, the lazy freedom begs for an appropriately hazy soundtrack. Twin Library’s newest release, The Heavy Drag, fits the bill, beach-themed cover art and all. The Edmonton band’s effects-laden sound combines the raw textures of garage rock with nostalgic psychedelia. Although straightforward acoustic guitars and breathy, harmonized vocals drive the music, the songs are interspersed with simply effective percussion, surf-rock guitar solos on 'There’s Nothing Out There,' and Velvet Underground-esque, blood-curdling feedback on 'Dark Maps.' The band also makes tasteful use of sampling, best demonstrated in the space-age radio conversations of album closer 'When I Was So High.' The tracks themselves are short and sweet, like fleeting summer moments (the album itself clocks in at just over 15 minutes). The Heavy Drag is available on Twin Library’s Bandcamp page, and makes for a quick but rewarding download that begs to be replayed once the spring rain finally recedes.
Discorder Magazine, May 2011
"Twin Library released a new 8-track album The Heavy Drag in mid-March, and I just got a chance to preview it over the weekend...and it’s absolutely brilliant. Most of the album was recorded right here in Edmonton (in someone’s basement) during January/February of this year (hell with as much snow as we got what else are you going to do, right), save for a couple of tracks which date back a few years. My favorite track on the album is called Why Did You Not Burn? but if you take a liking to it, you should definitely check out their bandcamp site."
New Music Michael, April 2011
[Translated from French] "Much folk but a pop sensibility, the latest album Twin Library is primarily guided by the voices. Like a breath, The Heavy Drag includes 8 songs for free on Bandcamp , inspired, led by mixing melodies and intriguing mystery unsolved. An autumnal atmosphere that you never get tired for anything even when everything indicates that summer is approaching."
The Discoverialist, April 2011
#1 CKXU Lethbridge, April 12 2011
#6 CJSR Edmonton, April 12 2011
#18 CFBU St. Catharines, April 26, 2011
#5 CFMH St. John, April 26, 2011
#4 CHMR St. John's, May 10, 2011