November 2, 2015
Dystopian punk-rockers Narc Twain are set to release their debut self-titled mini-album this winter, December 4th, 2015. The Brooklyn based band is fronted by international recording artist and multi-instrumentalist Tommy Siegel (Jukebox the Ghost, Drunken Sufis) and is rounded out with guitarist Aaron Leeder, keyboardist Dave Cohen, bassist Brett Niederman,
and drummer/producer John Thayer (Sri, Drunken Sufis). The album was written over just six months and tracked live at Greenpoint’s Thump Studios. John Thayer and Keith Rigling oversaw engineering for the recording for Thump, and the record was mixed by Thayer.
In the spring of 2015, Siegel caught a glimpse of a book of poetry in a recycling bin near his Brooklyn apartment. The book was poet Jeremy Schmall’s The Cult of Comfort, a limited pressing of the formerlylocal poet's dystopian musings, packed with darkly funny observations on hyper-capitalism and postmillennial tension. After numerous reads, Siegel became increasingly enamored with the collection and discovered a common thread between his own lyrical voice and Schmall's sardonic observations on the American corporatocracy.
Out of that infatuation, the idea for Narc Twain was born. In April of 2015, the band released single “Downhill” via Noisey, who liken them to a crossing of “the millennial angst of D.C. math rock veterans the Dismemberment Plan with the moody atmospherics of post-punk progenitors Wire...” The 6 song sampling showcases Siegel’s quick-wit, something which he’s become known for in his decade-long career in Jukebox the Ghost.
Shortly after the release of “Downhill,” the band played their first show at Manhattan’s famed Mercury Lounge. This month, the band made their CMJ debut in gearing up for the release of Narc Twain. Narc Twain is set to headline a release show on December 3rd at the Knitting Factory with Philadelphia bands Lithuania and Norwegian Arms.