Twin Tribes are a darkwave post-punk band from Brownsville, Texas. They formed the band in
the summer of 2017 and have released 2 studio albums to date.
Creem Magazine Feature Story – June 2022
John Peel reportedly coined the term “darkwave” during his radio show while describing the
sound of Dutch band Clan of Xymox. There is no actual record of this - I asked the band’s
frontman Ronny Moorings if he recalled when the term originated, and he didn’t know either. No
matter the origin, the term “darkwave” as a description of dark post-punk music—or dare I say
“goth” - is more popular than ever. Mexican-American band Twin Tribes is certainly one of the
best darkwave bands worldwide right now. Frontman Luis Navarro is said by some to resemble
Michael from the South Park but come on guys, don't be a poser! it’s just the hair.
With their new brand of modern darkwave, Twin Tribes have brought things full circle, even
influencing Clan of Xymox’s sound on the band’s past few albums. Their single “Fantasmas”
from their second studio album Ceremony went viral, with over a million listens on YouTube,
nearly a year before the band was able to film their diabolically macabre haunted house music
video for the song.
Harsh Symmetry is the synthesizer driven solo project of the California based musician Julian Sharwarko. Blending 1980s post-punk and new wave influences with more contemporary genres like dark wave and minimal wave, Harsh Symmetry paints a refreshing and danceable picture while maintaining a good sense of revivalism.