Polyvinyl has announced the signing of Psychic Twin aka Erin Fein. In advance of the forthcoming album release this fall, Psychic Twin and producer Chrome Sparks have combined on a new mixtape, Chrome Sparks Meets Psychic Twin, premiering today. Chrome Sparks captures elements of Erin Fein’s story by tearing out a few pages of Psychic Twin’s Strange Diary. Jeremy Malvin’s arpeggiated landscapes and beautifully crafted beats ride above and below samplings of Fein’s vocals and synths. It is a combination offering the listener the unique opportunity to explore the terrain of both Psychic Twin and Chrome Sparks.
Fein elaborates, “When I was finished recording these songs I dreamed up this beautiful idea of teasing them out to the world by letting another like minded artist reinterpret them and hide bits and pieces of them within their own creation. I thought about a lot of different artists that could re-imagine the music, and hold on to the emotional depth that exists in it for me. Chrome Sparks immediately came to mind, I had actually very randomly received a ride home from Jeremy a year ago in Greenpoint, but other than that had just been a fan of his music. Perhaps some line of energy brought us together, because luckily he connected to the project and understood the vision we were attempting to accomplish. In the end, it turned out to be as good of a match as I had hoped. When I hear the mixtape I feel as emotionally connected to it as I do the original compositions.”
Stream the Chrome Sparks Meets Psychic Twin mixtape below. Catch Psychic Twin on tour later this month with Ladyhawke. A full list of dates is below.
PSYCHIC TWIN TOUR DATES:
Tue. June 21 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall (w/ Ladyhawke)
Fri. June 24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (w/ Ladyhawke)
Sat. June 25 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall (w/ Ladyhawke)
Sun. June 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle (w/ Ladyhawke)
Tue. June 28 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas (w/ Ladyhawke)