Oh boy, oh boy! Here at Ultra5280 we are revving and ready to head south for SXSW. With only a few weeks left to go, we've begun to narrow down our top "must-see" acts for 2014, and Twin Forks is sitting at the top of Maddie's list.
A relatively new project started by Chris Carrabba, the lead singer of Dashboard Confessional, this country-pop collective gives new breath to Carrabba's unique style of writing. I love Dashboard's music, and wholeheartedly believe that Chris Carrabba is one of the most underrated lyricists and musicians of our generation. It pains me to admit that I was never able to see him perform live with Dashboard Confessional, but i'm beyond excited to see Twin Forks this next month down in Texas.
Different from his work in the past, Twin Forks fits into the "pop folk/country" genre that's been picking up so much steam over the past few years. While it's still certainly Chris Carrabba lyrically, I feel like this departure from more alternative music has really given his lyrics the room they need to properly resonate; not to mention his continual harmonies with bandmate Suzie Zeldin are just lovely. If you've been loving The Civil Wars, Mumford & Sons, or anything else banjo-ladden, this is for you. Their newly released album aptly named "LP" has tons of great tracks on it. My personal favorites are "Back To You", Scrapping Up The Pieces", and "Plans". They will be playing a few showcases while in Austin, including the early morning KSGR Radio Sessions at the W Hotel. Take a listen to their first single off the album, "Back To You", and if you like what you here, hopefully we'll see you at their set too!