The Black Twig ready Whompyjawed 12" for Thrill Jockey

Hot off the heels of their Record Store Day Yellow Cat 7″, the Black Twig Pickers will release the Whompyjawed 12” via Thrill Jockey.  The Twigs work up propulsive and mesmerizing versions of two side-long songs. “Merry Mountain Hoedown” is an old-time rocker with Mike Gangloff and Sally Morgan’s duo fiddles sawing atop a careening bed of pounding feet and furiously locked-in banjo, guitars and bass, while “Brushy Fork of John’s Creek,” with Sally fiddling and Mike banjo-ing, wanders more spectral — but no less ferocious — territory, with Nathan Bowles’ washboard and Isak Howell’s guitar and mouth harp guiding a long and shifting mix of clattering drone.
They have a regular residency at the Floyd Country Store in Floyd, VA.  You can watch them perform “Yellow Cat” (from the previous 7″) here: