Slim Twig’s rich, twisted art-rock dances with a leer between gorgeous and hideous. Like St. Vincent, the Toronto native has a quizzical approach to rock songs, and a seemingly irresistible urge to pull at their ends to stretch them into odd shapes. His new song “Hover on A Sliver,” a clustering build of bleeping synths and The Shining-strings, has a new video, which takes the form of an eerie short film Repulsion Revisited. Starring a coolly creepy LuLu Turnbull as a Stepfordian blonde borg wandering around a darkened house.
His most recent album, A Hound At The Hem, is out now on DFA Records