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Four years after Ghost Twin’s debut for Artoffact Records, the Winnipeg, Canada-based duo returns with Love Songs for End Times, an album that promises to bring some much needed cathartic release through a prism of pop hooks, romantic ballads, heavy anthems and club stompers. Ghost Twin explores the darkness of nostalgia on the new album, due out on Artoffact on June 4th, an approach that signals a turning point for the band. Karen and Jaimz Asmundson, longtime artistic collaborators and husband-and-wife, take turns crooning fatalistic lyrics as elements of 80s synthpop, Industrial, German Techno, French House, and a knack for writing earworms, competing for your attention. The new album is familiar baroque territory for fans of the band’s debut, but things are simpler on Love Songs for End Times, perhaps simple because these times really are apocalyptic. perhaps simpler because these times call for a revolt against the decadence of the baroque. Either way, the results are spectacular, evoking the light touch of contemporaries Boy Harsher, the knack for melodious synth hooks a la VNV Nation, and the irresistible back-and-forth of The Human League’s “Don't You Want Me.” Love Songs for End Times is available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats on June 4th.

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