Twain Premieres “The Sorcerer” at Consequence of Sound

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 Twain Premieres “The Sorcerer” at Consequence of Sound

Twain has released the third single from his forthcoming full-length album, Rare Feeling, dueFriday, October 20 on Keeled ScalesConsequence of Sound premiered the track, describing, “Slow drums and leisurely, almost lethargic guitar plucks create a meditative blanket on top of which Twain lays down his rumination on love and death in an ego-centric society.” Songwriter Mt. Davidson provided the blog extensive insight into the exceptionally emotive song, thoughtfully exploring the influences of “Five Martyrs of Ego-Centric Society” upon his artistic perspective. Read the full feature.

Recently, Twain won Manhattan’s heart at a sold-out Bowery Ballroom show with Langhorne Slim. He’ll return to the city for an album release show at Union Pool on October 24, followed by select dates with Buck Meek of Big Thief and a full run with Americana favorites, The Deslondes. All shows are listed below.


Davidson said of the “The Sorcerer”: “I really enjoy hearing the varied reactions this song provokes. It was written from an intuitive place and so I am hesitant to try and explain what it means to me, as I think to do so would prevent the listener from having a real personal reaction to it… Just about the greatest thing about writing something is to have someone understand it better than you do yourself. All that aside, I can say that the title is critical in fully understanding the song, and that knowing the natural difference between magic and sorcery is critical in fully understanding the title.”

Support from artists, fans and press alike has flowed in, following Twain’s album announcement.Rare Feeling‘s opening track, “Solar Pilgrim,” earned over 100,000 streams in its first month and situated Twain as the #1 Most Posted Artist on Hype Machine.


a voice for the ineffable that must be heard.” – Big Thief

“‘cosmic folk, bright and sparkling, but with all the caterwauling and rough bits that the most stoic traditionalist might desire.” – Uproxx

“Twain is life. His words and presence are hard to deny… he’s kind of got this cult hero status now.” – Tyler Williams of The Head and The Heart

“amazing” – Dr. Dog

“Reminiscent of Jeff Buckley, his voice wavers over a wildly romantic guitar progression. Like Twain’s career, the song is young, but it’s filled with soul and has instantly become timeless.”

– Baeble

“Twain’s music is what feelings sound like.” – Impose 

“from an especially gifted stable of songwriters and is one of the best tracks of the year.”

– Blahblahblahscience

“one of my favorite bands” – Lucy Dacus

“marries beautiful, country-leaning musicianship with Davidson’s startlingly seasoned voice, so powerful and expressive it could cause storms to build from afar, enticing the wildest of elements as it broods, weighty and contemplative, filling all the surrounding space it can find.”

 Gold Flake Paint

“slow-paced beauty of a single that feels like a serenade to life itself” – Volume

“…one of my favorite musical beings of all time – including the dead ones” – Langhorne Slim

Rare Feeling


  1. Solar Pilgrim
  2. The Sorcerer
  3. Little Dog Mind
  4. Hank & Georgia
  5. Freed From Doubt
  6. Rare Feeling v. 2
  7. Black Chair
  8. Dear Mexico (Thank You for Joyce)
  9. Good Old Friend

October 20 | Keeled Scales

Tour Dates:

Album Release Show:

October 24 | Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool

With Buck Meek of Big Thief:

October 30 | New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine

November 01 | Burlington, VT @ Radio Bean’s Light Club Lamp Shop

November 02 | Portland, ME @ The Apohadion Theater

Supporting The Deslondes:

November 07 | Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle

November 08 | Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern

November 09 | Washington, DC @ Pearl Street Warehouse

November 10 | Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle

November 12 | Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall

November 13 | Cambridge, MA @ Middle East

November 15 | Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern

November 16 | Evanston, IL @ Evanston SPACE

November 17 | Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo Coffee Back Room

November 18 | Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

November 20 | Omaha, NE @ Reverb

November 21 | Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room

More on Twain:

Twain is the masterfully delicate creation of Mt. Davidson. Over the course of a young but eventful career, Davidson has contributed his virtuoso musicianship to the likes of The Low Anthem, Spirit Family Reunion, Deslondes and more. Now narrowing his focus to the solo project, Davidson maintains roots in indie folk and Americana while thoughtfully exploring sounds of psychedelia, making Rare Feeling a distinguishing, multi-textured beast. Without word of new release, Twain has secured support slots for Big Thief, Lucy Dacus and Langhorne Slim, as well as coveted sets at tastemaking festivals including Newport Folk, Nelsonville Music Festival and Whispering Beard. Demand for his devastatingly raw stage presence continues to build nationwide.

The new album was co-recorded by Adrian Olsen (Natalie Prass, Matthew E. White, Flo Morrissey, Foxygen) and Scott McMicken of Dr. Dog. Twain recently completed a run supporting Big Thief and Lucy Dacus and will open for Langhorne Slim on upcoming dates. Notable plays include New York City’s Bowery Ballroom on September 26 and Washington D.C.’s Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on September 27. Dates are listed below. More to be announced.

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