Orphantwin will release their new record Future Classic on June 3 via Solid State Records. Pre-order it HERE.
Orphantwin are a band of brothers — quite literally.
The blood bond between Norma Jean vocalist Cory Brandan and his brother Matthew Putman operates as the beating heart of this Arkansas-based duo.
Today, the duo has shared the double single “Deathsurf” and “Headphones or Die.” Listen HERE.
They also dropped the video for “Deathsurf.” Watch it HERE.
“‘Deathsurf’ was the song that birthed Orphantwin,” says Matthew. “Cory and I started experimenting in the studio, writing shorter, hyper-focused songs based on the music we grew up with, filtered through the lens of our current songwriting and production aesthetic. ‘Deathsurf’ draws inspiration from bands like Angel Hair, Voivod, Burned Up Bled Dry, and Slayer.”
Cory furthers, “I had an incredibly vivid dream a few years ago. I saw a giant wave rising up over the tree line. I saw myself trying to get everyone inside before it reached us, I looked over again and I saw a much larger second wave behind the first. It covered the sky, and when it crashed, it consumed everything in its path. orphantwin is a studio project with my brother, Matthew. We talk about everything, but especially the ways our brains process things and how our lives together are a wealth of inspiration. We wrote some songs about cataclysmic waves, and we wrote some songs about how, in hindsight, I should have surfed that shit.”
Regarding “Headphones or Die,” the duo states, “orphantwin at its heart is a studio project. Using the studio as an instrument allows us the freedom to take a 2-piece garage band and fill the gaps with sampling, sound design, copying, pasting, stretching audio, finding sounds we want from the space around us, and piling it on. Garage pop.”