After a brief music career as a teen in Mexico City, a homeless season in Vancouver paying for an EP instead of rent, and a stint in London as the lead singer of a fictional band in a video game, Silver Twins’ frontman Alex Marin chose Los Angeles as the city where he would finally focus on the music he always wanted to play.
Armed with a guitar and a hard-to-place accent, Marin fell in quickly, forming bands with various configurations of new friends to play his notebook’s-worth of songs, under the name Silver Twins. One of those friends, Will Gardner, seemed to always be in the rotation, holding things down on bass. Shows followed, including a NASCAR race, Soho House,Hotel Cafe & more. After three months of playing across Southern California, Marin, Gardner, and the rest of the makeshift band headed down to Mexico for a mini-tour, and to lay the groundwork for the recording of their first EP.
Upon their return, plans fell through, and Marin moved into a garage across town in Venice Beach where he polished up the songs as they figured out a plan B. It was during this period of that Marin crossed paths with producers Enrique Tena (Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Houndmouth) and former co-worker Misha Hercules (Wavves, Twin Shadow, Never Shout Never), who enthusiastically joined the project, producing and recording Silver Twins in downtown LA, Highland Park and Mexico City.
After another move and a few more gigs,the time had come to find a permanent drummer, placing an online ad, It was love at first sight with Grant Van Amburgh, a recent transplant from Austin, Texas with a discarded music career of his own, and the kind of chops that make him the perfect fit behind the kit. Van Amburgh officially joined the Silver Twins at the beginning of 2018, just in time for the ramp up to the band's first release. With lead single, “Bruce Lee” set to premiere in May, and the EP shortly after, the Silver Twins are prepping to take the band’s next big step—wherever it winds up taking them.
- Apr 10, 2018 The Love Song Bar Apr 10, 2018
- Mar 19, 2018 State Social House Mar 19, 2018
- October 2017
- Jul 12, 2017 – Jul 13, 2017 Now Boarding Jul 12, 2017 – Jul 13, 2017
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- December 2016