Free Music Friday! Voltaire Twins - "Animalia"

Originally a side project of sorts, twins Jaymes and Tegan Voltaire became the Voltaire Twins after winning the Triple J Unearthed Parklife competition in 2008 and receiving a personal invitation to support Ladytron.

Last fall, the indie/electric/disco foursome released the Romulus EP throughout Sydney and Brisbane. Australian critics describe the EP as “darker than the previous Cabin Fever EP with Lord of the Flies-esque themes of chaos and detachment from humanity in the wilderness.” Stream the EP here:

MP3: "Animalia" -

The lead track from the EP, "Animalia," has already been added to rotation on Triple J, FBI, and Radar Radio, and its accompanying music video, directed by Ben Young and David Le May, was recently awarded a Gold Award at the Australian Cinematography Awards. The video tells the dark, twisted tale of a taxidermist's latest acquisition - a pair of feathered twins. Watch the video here:

Voltaire Twins is singer/synth-players Jaymes and Tegan Voltaire, synth/samples-player/percussionist Jack Doepel, and drummer/producer Matt Gio. For a taste of Voltaire Twins live, check out a recording of “Animalia” live in Perth earlier last year: