Twist, the pop band fronted by Toronto songwriter Laura Hermiston, recently announced their sophomore LP, Distancing (out December 7th on Buzz Records). The follow up to her 2016 debut Spectral, and the Benefits EP from last year, the release sees Hermiston continue her partnership with producer Brian Borcherdt of Holy Fuck, while bringing her touring bandmates, including members of ZeusBiblical and Michael Rault's backing band, into the studio for the first time. 

Her first album, a collection of primarily bedroom recordings made with Borcherdt over the period of two years, marked Hermiston out as a promising songwriting voice, earning plaudits from publications like FADERNoiseySpinExclaimNylon among others, and seeing her tour across North America, playing with artists like Half WaifChastity BeltDilly DallyJimmy Eat WorldThee Oh Sees and TOPS, before releasing Benefits, which launched a surprise streaming hit with the track "Going Home." Her latest single, "Places," (premiered via Stereogum), provides a sense of the more adventurous production choices made on her newest release, eschewing guitars entirely for a forest of backing vocals and synthesizers, and a rhythmically complex drum machine part.