A New Generation
As the promise of spring seems, finally, just on the horizon, you may be looking for a soundtrack to the melting snow and blooming plants, and Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba may have produced just that with the first full-length, self-titled release from his folk rock super group, Twin Forks. Soft, sweet and catchy, Twin Forks has joined the ranks of the newly reunited Nickel Creek and their more rocking cousins The Decemberists as musicians who might be able to keep folk music alive as its earlier legends begin to pass on. Bringing together a number of indie rock musicians, Twin Forks is a perfect blend of their individual styles, forming a unique and enticing take on folk music.
Carrabba and fellow vocalist Suzie Zeldin of indie rock group The Narrative have voices matched perfectly for each other — both sweet, emotive and passionate that will make you fall in love with songs like “Danger.” It’s not just her voice that will draw you in, though; Zeldin’s cheery and bright mandolin is one of the first things you hear on the record, opening the track “Can’t Be Broken,”making you fall in love instantly. For all its upbeat moments, Twin Forks ends on a most heartbreaking note with “Who’s Looking Out,” a song that will stick with you long after you’ve turned off the record, and will make you want to play it again and again.
Fans of modern acoustic folk rock and Dashboard’s heavier style alike will find themselves enchanted by Twin Forks’ impressive debut LP. Whether you need the perfect pick-me-up song to welcome the end of winter or something to cry along to, Twin Forks is the record you’re looking for. With a record this good, one can only hope that there will be more to come from this project and maybe, if we’re lucky, this will inspire a new generation of young folk musicians to pick up where our beloved Pete Seeger and friends left off.