Premiere: Hear a Track from Twin Talk’s Upcoming ‘Weaver’


Twin Talk is set to issue its second full-length, Weaver, through the online platform PEOPLE on Feb. 8.

(Photo: Maren Celest)

Twin Talk, a Chicago-based trio, is set to issue its second album, Weaver, through PEOPLE on Feb. 8.

Reedist Dustin Laurenzi, bassist/vocalist Katie Ernst and drummer Andrew Green can be found contributing to recorded works or live performances across Chicago that alternately adhere to the strictures of jazz or simply seek to explode them—Ernst make’s an appearance on bassist Matt Ulery’s recent Sifting Stars (Woolgathering). But on “Human Woman,” the troupe finds a middle ground, one where Twin Talk expresses both it’s melodic rigor and appetite for adventure. The song, which premieres below, moves through pulsing rhythms and calming refrains as Ernst wordlessly vocalizes, weaving in and out of Laurenzi’s lines.

“There’s a power within a human voice that comes through even without words,” Ernst wrote in an email. “We create countermelodies between saxophone, voice, and bass that give us a wide palette of sounds and emotions to explore.”

It’s an approach that enlivens Weaver and turns what could have been a traditional trio recording into something much more.

For additional information about the band, visit Twin Talk’s homepage. DB

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