EAGLE TWIN SHARE “THE HEAVY HOOF” FROM THEIR NEW ALBUM,
THE THUNDERING HEARD (SONGS OF HOOF AND HORN);
INCOMING VIA SOUTHERN LORD ON 30TH OF MARCH
Salt Lake City-based duo Eagle Twin share “The Heavy Hoof” from their incoming and third album, The Thundering Heard (Songs Of Hoof And Horn). Due out on March 30th via Southern Lord.
About the track Gentry Densley comments,”The Heavy Hoof is the first Eagle Twin song we ever wrote so it has been something we have played throughout the years but never properly recorded until now. Its a simple ditty, that has only gotten heavier over time, all about death and the devil and all that good stuff! Its also about, you know, leaving your particles tingling, dancing in space, after your consciousness has been trampled.”
Eagle Twin’s commanding sound delivers like a tectonic force, where doom and blues collide. Gentry Densley’s dominating low-end vocal tone is like an instrument in itself, rumbling alongside towering riffs, and Tyler Smith’s powerful rhythmic propulsion. It is a compelling combination, particularly when you add melodious bluesy romp to the equation.
Equally prevailing are the stories that shape Eagle Twin’s musical output, drawing upon folklore, and also strongly informed by recent happenings in the world. Observing our relationship to nature, and the band’s own surroundings in the dead salt seas of Utah are themes that feature frequently across their musical canon. The Thundering Heard continues where the previous album, The Feather Tipped The Serpent’s Scale ended. In the band’s own words…
“As the great snake grew giant fractal antlers of snakes and turned in upon itself creating a new world, the mountains rise, and the antlers stab through like trees across the landscape. The record begins with the hoofed and horned animals of our world running from mountains and forests on fire. Eerily harkening to the recent events in California and the massive devastation by fire across the land.”