The Sound of Leaving

by Twinstar

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"Their songs are pop of the best sort: superficially buoyant yet also, for those listeners who wish to dig deeper, emotionally and intellectually engaging. …the album channels the analog warmth of a bygone era. The Sound of Leaving will almost surely continue to sound great decades after its creation." Robert Dean Lurie, Blurt

"Twinstar know how to craft a gorgeous, long-lasting and triumphant record...The Sound of Leaving is a home run from start to finish. Struggling songwriters who want to expand their craft, should look no further than these 10 songs. If you want to know how to do it better, give yourself an hour and sit down with The Sound of Leaving. It just might change your life." - Gregory Robson, AbsolutePunk

"The combination of understated, ringing guitars, floating vocals, and soaring string arrangements come together to create a final product that is wonderfully thought out, skillfully executed, and blissfully gorgeous all at once." Quick Strike/Striker Bill

" the post punk sound of returning to Art of Noise and New Order when they were doing their great genre blending dance punk things 30 years ago. Not derivative and easily something today's kids can call their own." Midwest Record

"Twinstar make music that seems to encapsulate all of the hallowed traits of classic indie rock while also allowing for the band to put their own inspired spin on the material." Joshua Pickard - Beats Per Minute

"If there ever was an album born out of pure artistic integrity...this is IT. Hard to compare these songs to anyone else we've heard lately because of their slightly experimental nature. Highly recommended... TOP PICK." - Babysue/LMNOP


released March 26, 2013

Produced: Twinstar

Recorded: Rollercoaster Recording Burbank, CA, The Spangalow Highland Park, CA, Candelight Recording Los Feliz, CA, Stationhouse Recording, Echo Park, CA, 65 Pearl Street Studios Brooklyn, NY, Black Lodge Studios La Paz, Bolivia, Rollercoaster Recording Desert Pioneertown, CA

Recorded & Enginneered: David Newton, Chris Candelaria, Mark Rains, Don Piper, David Roland

Mix: Mark Rains

Master: Mike Wells

Design: Cristina Padron

© 2013 Darkling Music (BMI) except Nowhere, A Shadow Path, The Traveler's Dream © 2013 Cease & Desist Music (BMI)/Darkling Music (BMI)

All rights reserved 2013 Commercial Suicide Recordings

All instruments: Keith Joyner, Chris Candelaria and Joe Higgins except:

Electric Guitars, E-Bow, BVs The Man They Came For, Can You Walk Away With Nothing?, Young Junk, Sold: David Newton

Strings Lost Ends, Amazon Eyes, Young Junk: Chris Carmichael

Strings/Arrangements A Shadow Path, The Traveler's Dream: Chris Carmichael

Acoustic Guitars A Shadow Path, The Traveler's Dream: David Roland

Hammer Dulcimer Sold: Erin Barnes

Drums The Traveler's Dream: Konrad Meissner

Piano The Traveler's Dream: Matt Trowbridge

Bass Guitar The Traveler's Dream: Byron Isaacs

Oboe The Traveler's Dream: Pam Thurman



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Twinstar Los Angeles, California

Bridging a gap between the hazy days of the Wrecking Crew and cinematic 60s pop, and a current post-punk revival. It’s something you think you may have heard before, but then again—maybe you haven’t. A strange hybrid borne of the sometimes-competing musical interests of Joyner and Twinstar’s other main constant, multi-instrumentalist and co-producer, Chris Candelaria. ... more

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