Before embarking on their European tour, and their massive sold-out show at Das Bunker, Darkwave duo Twin Tribes spent some time in Los Angeles to collaborate with famed video production team Muted Widows for the filming of “Fantasmas”—a single featured on the band’s critically acclaimed second studio album Ceremony.
“Fantasmas”, the Spanish word for Ghost, is the perfect October soundtrack. Led by Luis Navarro’s tenebrous vocals enveloped in spectral vocal reverb—the song is overlaid with a spine-tingling cascading guitar line that perfectly captures the mood of a haunted house—a forsaken place whose psychic scars are anguished scenes caught in an infinite replay.
Though the song may be about ghosts, lyrically the song is not referring to anything supernatural, as Navarro explains:
“In Mexican culture, there’s a saying, “Ver fantasmas”, that roughly translates to “See ghosts”, but not necessarily in the literal sense. It’s a metaphor for seeing someone’s dark past.”
Watch the video for ‘Fantasmas”, with its brilliant callbacks to classic horror films such as The Shining, Poltergeist, and more, below:
Ceremony is out now through Negative Gain (North America), Manic Depression Records (France), and Young & Cold Records (Germany) on CD, Vinyl, and digitally. Order Here.
Twin Tribes’ European tour continues on October 20th at Urban Spree in Berlin, and wraps up on November 1st, (Dia Des Los Muertos), at Sinner’s Day Festival in Belgium.
Find tickets for all remaining European dates here.
After returning from the old world to the new, Luis Navarro and Joel Niño, Jr are set to resume touring in the Eastern part of the US in late November and are scheduled to perform with She Past Away for several shows in December. Twin Tribes are also slated to perform at Substance Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 27th.
Twin Tribes US Tour Dates:
Sat, Nov 20 – New Orleans LA @ The Goat w/ Vision Video
Sun, Nov 21 – Nashville TN @ East Room w/ Vision Video
Mon, Nov 22 – Richmond VA @ Fallout
Tue, Nov 23 – Millersville PA @ Phantom Power
Wed, Nov 24 – Baltimore MD @ Metro Gallery
Sat, Nov 27 – Los Angeles CA @ SUBSTANCE at Belasco Theatre
Mon, Nov 29 – Minneapolis MN @ Hook and Ladder Theater
Tue, Nov 30 – Milwaukee WI @ Cactus Club
Wed, Dec 1 – Chicago IL @ Thalia Hall w/ She Past Away
Thu, Dec 2 – New York NY @ Le Poisson Rouge w/ She Past Away
Fri, Dec 3 – Tampa FL @ Crowbar w/ She Past Away
Sat, Dec 4 – Houston TX @ Numbers w/ She Past Away
Sun, Dec 5 – Dallas TX @ Three Links
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