Twist, Yes We Mystic

spectrasonic presents

Twist

Yes We Mystic

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

8:00 pm

House of TARG

Ottawa, ON

$10.00

This event is 19 and over

tickets also available at Vertigo Records and both Compact Music locations

lineup, date, venue, times and ticket price subject to change without notice.

Twist
Twist
Toronto's Twist was first conceived in late 2013 as a collaborative project between songwriter Laura Hermiston and Brian Borchedt of Holy Fuck. The pair met as Hermiston's earlier band was dissolving and Borchedt was in a gap between releases with his other projects, and began with Borchedt working as a producer on a handful of Hermiston's songs until, owing to their mutual enthusiasm for the early results, their creative relationship deepened into something more like a partnership. Working primarily out of Borchedt's apartment the pair recorded and released a series of singles in late 2014 that garnered praise from VICE, Nylon, Brooklyn Vegan and Spin among others. Though touring briefly as a two guitar and drum machine driven duo, this early attention prompted a transition from a two-piece set up into a full live band, with Borchedt resuming a more behind-the-scenes role as the band hit the road more frequently, playing dates with TOPS, Crocodiles and Wreckless Eric.

Twist's newest single, "Soaked," is in part a result of the relationships forged during this period, as it features guitar work from Crocodiles member Charles Rowell. According to Hermiston the track came about as a result of her re-approaching some old recordings. "I was in the middle of mixing some tracks I'd worked on with Brian and I was struggling with re-mixing songs that were 2-3 years old to me and matching the vibe to newer songs, " she says. "I felt a bit lost and alone and was worried I was wasting time re-mixing tracks that didn’t need to be touched. I wanted to write something about that feeling and I had spoken to Charlie about working on songs together, so I wrote Soaked keeping in mind wanting to collaborate with him. I recorded in my apartment and then sent Charlie the song and he sent back a lead guitar track. A few weeks later I went to NYC and connected with Jennie Vee and Richie Rose in their home-studio and showed them this song. Pretty much right then and there Richie added some more percussion, Jennie added bass and backup vocals, and Richie did a final mix. It all came together effortlessly, stress-free, and was chock full of good vibes collaborating with musicians I respect and admire."
Yes We Mystic
Yes We Mystic
Yes We Mystic is a new band from Winnipeg, Canada, bursting with an honest, inspired energy. Influenced by traditional folk and contemporary indie rock, the five members create something fresh, something that can mellow and groove, but can climb in an instant to towering, frenzied heights. Sweet harmonies, delicate mandolin lines, and melodic strings are offset by distant guitars, complex rhythms, and powerful bass synthesizers. The band is a fickle animal, led by front men Adam Fuhr and Keegan Steele, capable of both quiet acoustic melodies and soaring, triumphant crescendos.

Their debut EP Floods and Fires was released in 2013 on Head in the Sand records. The five song cycle deals with the theme of loss, and yet there is something uplifting here; these songs refuse to get bogged down in joylessness. Rather they extol the strength that comes from sadness.

Floods and Fires was produced, recorded and mixed in 2013 by Head In The Sand's Michael P Falk. He was so enamoured with the young band's musicianship that he asked them to join his label. He mused: "Its a good sign when the guy who has already heard these songs thousands of times wants to keep listening to them".

These young faces are no stranger to the stage. Front man Adam Fuhr and drummer Jordon Ottenson have toured the globe with Falk in his cavernous indie-rock band Les Jupes; Cellist Jodi Plenert also performs with indie pop weirdos Boats. Solana Johannson, a classically trained violinist, plays intermittently with J.P. Hoe. Yes We Mystic themselves have enjoyed ever-growing success in their hometown, hitting the top spot on local campus radio charts and headlining a sold out show at this year's Big Fun Festival.
Venue Information:
House of TARG
1077 Bank St.
Ottawa, ON, K1S
http://www.houseoftarg.com/