Norma Jean’s Cory Brandan And His Brother Launch New Project orphantwin

Norma Jean’s Cory Brandan Putman has joined forces with his brother Matthew Putman for a new project called orphantwin. The band’s debut album, “Future Classic,” will be released on June 3. Two tracks from the effort, “Deathsurf” and “Headphones Or Die,“ can be found below:

Matthew said the following about “Deathsurf”:

“‘Deathsurf‘ was the song that birthed orphantwin. Cory and I started experimenting in the studio, writing shorter, hyper-focused songs based on the music we grew up with, filtered through the lens of our current songwriting and production aesthetic. ‘Deathsurf‘ draws inspiration from bands like Angel Hair, Voivod, Burned Up Bled Dry, and Slayer.”

Cory continued:

“I had an incredibly vivid dream a few years ago. I saw a giant wave rising up over the tree line. I saw myself trying to get everyone inside before it reached us, I looked over again and I saw a much larger second wave behind the first. It covered the sky, and when it crashed, it consumed everything in its path.

orphantwin is a studio project with my brother, Matthew. We talk about everything, but especially the ways our brains process things and how our lives together are a wealth of inspiration. We wrote some songs about cataclysmic waves, and we wrote some songs about how, in hindsight, I should have surfed that shit.”

They also commented on the project as a whole:

“orphantwin at its heart is a studio project. Using the studio as an instrument allows us the freedom to take a 2-piece garage band and fill the gaps with sampling, sound design, copying, pasting, stretching audio, finding sounds we want from the space around us, and piling it on. Garage pop.”

Cory added:

“This is a brothers project. Matthew and I look alike. Our voices and mannerisms are very similar. We’re only a year apart in age, so people have always referred to us as twins. orphantwin is the idea your reflection is a twin of you in another world. It’s about brothers.”