Before this week, it was largely radio silence from the Long Island-based group Twin Sister
. Aside from a handful of sporadic live shows in the past few years, the band's first official stirring since 2011's In Heaven
was their feature on the soundtrack for the Veronica Mars Movie
, released back in March.
On Tuesday, they took to their Twitter
to officially punch out of their cocoon, announcing a slew of live shows with The Antlers, a name change (Twin Sister is now Mr. Twin Sister), as well as a new single, "Out of the Dark." And it would seem that they've taken some of the darkness with them. The track sees front-woman Andrea Estella's breathy, stylized vocals blacklit, pitched down and layered over, awash in shadowy, house-like synths and a predatory bass line.
The sound's a departure for the band -- less misty-eyed reverie, more space-alien sex nightmare -- and looking back doesn't seem likely. Estella sings without nostalgia: "Whatever happened to poor dear me / never see that face again ... funny how things have to end."