Today, Twist are premiering a Smashing Pumpkins-inspired video for their single "Can't Wait" to celebrate the release of their debut album, Spectral, on Buzz Records. The video, which premiered on She Shreds, was directed by Benjamin Dabu who has recently worked on videos for Weaves' "Tick" and Dilly Dally's "Desire," and the video deals with themes that are central to Spectral as a whole, casting a nostalgic lens on youth, loss, and the experience of growth.
"The video was inspired by Smashing Pumpkins 1979 and Today" Twist's Laura Hermiston, who appears in the video, told She Shreds. "Those have been my favourite videos since I saw them on Much Music when I was a kid. The director Benjamin Dabu and I wanted the scenes to speak to different emotions and experiences that I think we’ve all had or wanted to have. There’s a degree of youthful naïveté to many of the characters in the video. They’re portrayed as young people in intimate scenarios - hanging out with close friends, preparing for important opportunities, living in the moment - but the video is showing the way we remember these moments differently than the way they actually were."
09/01 San Francisco, CA - The Makeout Room
09/03 Seattle, WA - Werewolf Vacation
09/04 Victoria, BC - Copper Owl
09/05 Vancouver, BC - The Matador
09/08 Calgary, AB - Broken City
09/09 Regina - Vangellis
09/10 Winnipeg, MA - Sherbrooke Street Festival
09/11 Minneapolis, MN - Kitty Cat Klub
09/12 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
09/16 Toronto, ON - Baby G