Album Review: Shook Twins

What We Do (Curlypinky)

Album Reviews
[INDIE FOLK] Shook Twins’ latest release, What We Do, doesn’t capture the hazy pleasantness between wakefulness and sleep so much as the emotional instability of the dream. It rises and falls    More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 KAITIE TODD

The Girls With the Golden Egg

When the folk gets going, Shook Twins get weird.

Music Stories
The phrase that gets tossed around most often when publicists and writers talk about the music of Portland’s Shook Twins is “quirky folk.” It’s a simple enough descriptor that’s great to   More
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Live Review: Ben Darwish and the Shook Twins Present "The Clear Blue Pearl" at the Alberta Rosa Theater, 1/19


Thursday evening marked the debut of The Clear Blue Pearl, a 10-song musical epic about the hunt for an aquifer amidst a punishing drought. The highly imaginative piece was scored last winter by Portland jazzsmith Ben Darwish during his Caldera residency just outside Sisters, Ore.For a guy familiar with collaboration, the concept still felt like a stretch. How could Ben Darwish’s jazzy, cerebral ...   More
Monday, January 23, 2012 MARK STOCK

Cut of the Day: "Geyser," Ben Darwish & the Shook Twins


In the current edition of Willamette Week, Jonathan Frochtzwajg spoke to local instrumental virtuoso Ben Darwish about his "fantasy folk-step" collaboration with folk trio the Shook Twins, The Clear Blue Pearl. Frankly, the whole concept made me a bit nervous. All those words fill me with a bit of dread. I mean, generally speaking, I'm cool with folk music, and I don't have the vehement, kneejerk dislike ...   More
Thursday, January 19, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER


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