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Jerome of the Snake

Scene: a workshop.
Sawdust rises through the beams of carpenters lamps. An air of concentration and intensity pervades, cut through by the the whine of saw blades and the whack of hammers. Your eye is drawn to a shining Ouroboros, a snake eating it's tail, taking on the form of a necklace, lying on a table in middle of a stage.
Also upon the stage, The Twilight Hours, perched over and against a tableau of a rock theatrical. Something that looks frighteningly like a hangman's scaffolding looms behind, Chimes shadow at crazy angles and mirrors cast light wiggling across the room. The band members guide actors into positions and lead them through a script describing one character's ascent into legend and another's...
Wait! Don't let me tell too much!!
We have been working away making this thing that we don't even fully understand. It's taking on a life of it's own, guided by the craft of artists the likes of filmmaker, and director of all of Low's videos, Phil Harder as well as Guggenheim Fellow and set designer, Chris Larson working hand in hand with Matt and John, Dave, Steve and Jacques, as well as a cast of actors: Dane Stauffer, John Catron and Lillian Noonan.
Together we are trying to summon forth something you have not seen before. Come see it this March.
March 8th in Detroit Lakes at the Historic Holmes Theatre
March 29th in Red Wing at the Sheldon Theatre 
This activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Scene: a workshop. Sawdust rises through the beams of carpenters lamps. An air of concentration and intensity pervades, cut through by the the whine of saw blades and the whack of hammers. Your eye is drawn to a shining Ouroboros, a snake eating it’s tail, taking on the form of a necklace, lying on a… Read more »

The visual genius of John Munson brings us “Sioux City Swinger”!

Sioux City Swingers

John Munson has stitched together another mini masterpiece rock video from royalty-free or only-lightly-stolen footage – this one for our favorite song on the new album Black Beauty, “Sioux City Swinger”. That’s mighty Dan Wilson taking us all up into the sky with stacks and stacks of his perfect voice. We had to mix that… Read more »

Heavyweight “Black Beauty” LP Steps into the Light

The Twilight Hours Black Beauty Album
The Twilight Hours Black Beauty Album

The band is brimming with pride at the release of their new album, Black Beauty. The record is broad in its styles and themes, but united through out by emotional threads of chord and melody. Black Beauty can be purchased on audiophile-weight black vinyl, CD or as a download. The album’s debut was marked by… Read more »

“Burnt, White & Blue” Re-issued on Audiophile-weight Vinyl

Burnt, White & Blue audiophile-weight white vinyl re-issue
Burnt, White & Blue audiophile-weight white vinyl re-issue

Twilight Hours singer Matt Wilson had a bit of a rough patch in the late 1990s. His band Trip Shakespeare had broken up, and from the rubble of that group, two band members, John and Dan, had launched a new project, Semisonic, that was now topping the Billboard charts. Musically, Matt was on his own… Read more »

Maybe, maybe, maybe this is the sweetest video ever?

The Twilight Hours Maybe Video is the sweetest thing ever.
A scene from The Twilight Hours video for the song "Maybe"

Editor’s Note: This song, “Maybe,” and it’s 12 melodious brothers are assembled for you on our new album, Black Beauty, available now in all forms including audiophile-weight black vinyl. As we have been making Black Beauty, as tracks have been coming in and going out, I’ve been making little films to accompany the mixes for… Read more »

Never Too Much Drama: Our Black Beauty Theatrical

Chris Larson sculpture.
Sculptor-beyond-belief Chris Larson (as seen in such venues as the fucking Walker, where Pablo Picasso once had a brief run) will build the sets for this towering production.

As Matt and I have been talking about our big record release for Black Beauty, I personally just could not quite stomach the idea of a “record release show.”  Not that there is anything wrong with anyone else’s “record release show” or RRS, but something about the appellation rubbed me… not right. Besides, Matt was… Read more »