"As you're walking away That's when i learn what to say." — Mystery Twins - "Ghost" ᗣ
After over a decade of playing together as one half of Nashville based band The Clutters, a band that garnered public praise from the likes of David Fricke of Rolling Stone and film director Cameron Crowe, Doug Lehmann and Stephanie Brush are stripping it all back, opening wounds and letting it all bleed on Mystery Twins debut album, Ghost In The Ground.
The video for their almost-title track "Ghost", uses long-exposure photography to a hauntingly eerie effect. Directed by Doug Lehmann himself, with Art Direction by Leslie Stephens, and featuring clothing designed by Ola Mai, the dark, Black & White video serves to compliment the track with it's basic yet frenetic textures. The image of a young ghostly woman floats alone in the woods as Mystery Twins perform with choreographed lights. "Most of the camera exposures are 1 to 2 seconds long." Says Lehmann. "It's really a combination of long exposure and time lapse photography. It lets you show time differently, while also creating an image that looks otherworldly, and definitely not ordinary."
The debut album, "Ghost In The Ground", landed them a spot on the "Language Lessons: Volume 1" anthology, out Aug 2014, on Jack White's Third Man Records.
With just guitar, drums and voices, Mystery Twins are like a cynical, co-ed Everly Brothers brandishing razor sharp songs that cut to the bone with the simplest of strokes. With such a long tenure as bandmates Lehmann and Brush have developed a preternatural sense of song craft, a mastery of the streamlined and a push and pull delivery that not only makes them a phenomenal live show, but digs deep into your soul on record.