Aero Flynn – “Twist” (Stereogum Premiere)

Maybe Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon was the first musician to emerge from the vibrant music scene of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, but he’s intently worked to help put on other local artists ever since. The latest is Josh Scott of Aero Flynn. While Scott’s tangled relationship to Vernon includes shared band members and some intertextual song lyric allusions (all of which you can check out here), the focus now is on the future. Today we’re premiering “Twist,” the second single off Aero Flynn’s self-titled debut, which is quickly shaping up to be one of 2015’s sleeper greats. His debut single “Dk/Pi” was an electronic, pulsing explosion, but the DNA of “Twist” leans decidedly toward folk. Scott’s smoky falsetto carries over a lull of acoustic fingerpicking and cloudy production until the funky guitar line around the one-minute mark emerges and separates this from your typical folk song. Aero Flynn is co-produced by Vernon, and its elevated groove is built off contrasts like the one between electronic funk and acoustic folk. Listen below.

Aero Flynn is out 3/10 on Ooh La La. Aero Flynn is also confirmed to perform at Vernon’s upcoming Eaux Claires Festival.