Tonstartssbandht Announce ‘Petunia’
Petunia out October 22!
Listen to lead single “What Has Happened”
Tonstartssbandht – the brother duo of Edwin and Andy White – have returned today to announce their new album Petunia. With plenty of time on their hands and no shows to play, the band set out to record Petunia in their home city of Orlando throughout 2020. The first Tonstartssbandht album to be written and recorded in a single place over a focused period of time, Petunia coheres the gentle headiness of Laurel Canyon and the sweaty pacing of Cologne, using little more than a 12-string guitar and a drum kit.
“What Has Happened,” premiered today by The FADER, comes alongside a video shot by director Case Mahan and set in the brothers’ native Orlando. With an arrangement lightly influenced by Talk Talk and a shaky guitar sounding like a sonar, Andy and Edwin perch at the edge of the self and stare out. “Honestly,” Andy sings, his voice breaking, “What has happened to me?”
“a shimmering and melancholic composition where guitar lines undulate across gently groovy drums and vocals as fluffy and heavy as storm clouds” – The FADER