Gentry Densley – Guitar, Various Amps, Vocals
Tyler Smith – Ridiculously Loud Drums
Eagle Twin describes their music in one word—massive. “It’s so massive, you can feel the music,” Tyler Smith, drummer of Eagle Twin, says. Surprisingly it only takes two members to create massive music: Gentry Densley on guitar and vocals and Tyler Smith on drums. Sri Whipple introduced the two nearly a decade ago, and they’ve been playing together in some form ever since. Prior to Eagle Twin, the two played in Form of Rocket, Smashy Smashy and Elephantitus. “Through those [bands] we eventually became this,” Smith says. Both members have extensive experience playing without one another too. Smith was a member of Clear and Hammergun and Densley played with Iceburn, Forward and Red Bennies. “I stopped pimping myself out a while ago, I only do stuff I really like” Densely says, “I used to try too do way to much.”
“Heavy Hooves” captures Eagle Twin’s dark and primal sound, but also has a very infectious element to it. The band has taken the best elements of delta blues, doom and stoner rock and created something incredible. “In an age like his, if you’re a conscious musician, you take in everything musically,” Densley says or the band’s influences. Eagle Twin’s sound is a result of extremely dedicated and talented musicians playing their instruments so hard that they’re on the brink of busting apart. “The first time I heard [Tyler] play drums live, as he was warming up the kick drum, I thought someone had shot a shotgun right behind my head,” Densley jokes. Eagle Twin’s sound is magnified by Densley’s use of two outputs and multiple bass and guitar amps. An array of customized cabinets and other amps line the walls of the band’s practice space.
Although Eagle Twin hasn’t released a record yet, they’ve already had potential interest from Southern Lord to release an album. Eagle Twin spent some time this past summer recording, but the results weren’t to their liking. “We both have a pretty specific vision of what we want it to sound like,” Densley says. Eagle Twin has already written extensive material, have been recording their practices and are planning to do more self-recording for the eventual album.
While, Eagle Twin hasn’t played shows outside of Utah, Densley and Smith have toured at length with past projects. “As you get a little older you’re not as eager to jump in the van,” Smith says, “It’s always exciting, but you get tired of sleeping on concrete floors in puke and garbage.” Eagle Twin doesn’t have any tours currently planned, but they have opened for a handful of national bands like Wolves in the Throne Room and Weed Eater. –Jeanette Moses