Mr Twin Sister have shared “Tops and Bottoms,” the first single off their forthcoming third album Salt, out Oct. 25 through Twin Group. Salt is the band’s first new album in four years, following their 2014 critically acclaimed self-titled release.
Salt is both the name of the album and the name of the marionette featured on its cover—Salt, the marionette, was created by lead singer Andrea Estella. The album is an examination of “hopelessness, isolation, missed connections, loss of self, insolvency, the surveillance state, American consumerism, body image, gender variance, porn and secular spirituality,” according to a press release.
“Tops and Bottoms” lives in a world of voyeurism and objectification. It twists the electronic and dance influences of the band’s previous album into uncomfortable, shifting grooves and modulating vocals from Estella. “End up wearing the same old top and bottoms / there are some men I don’t want lookin’ at my bottom / the same, same old top and bottoms,” she sings, squeezing up against the walls of the song in either desperation or disgust.
The band will be touring through the rest of the year—find those dates further down.
Listen to “Tops and Bottoms” below, and take a look at the Salt album art and tracklist further down.
Salt Album Art:
01. Keep on Mixing
02. Alien FM
04. Buy to Return
05. Tops and Bottoms 03:02
07. Taste in Movies
08. Jaipur 04:48
09. Set Me Free
Mr Twin Sister Tour Dates:
18 – Allston, Mass. @ Great Scott
19 – Providence, R.I. @ Fete Lounge
20 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Boot & Saddle
21 – Washington, D.C. @ DC9
25 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Elsewhere
02 – San Diego, Calif. @ Soda Bar
03 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Valley Bar
04 – Tuscon, Ariz. @ Club Congress
05 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sister
07 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Urban Lounge
08 – Boise, Idaho @ Neurolux
10 – Seattle, Wash. @ Barboza
11 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Biltmore Cabaret
12 – Portland, Ore. @ Holocene
14 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Rickshaw Shop
16 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Zebulon
17 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Zebulon