Tom Christie started the recording project Fraternal Twin in 2013 in New Paltz, New York, as an umbrella to finally place over years of songs. Produced by Christopher Daly of Salvation Recording Co., Skin Gets Hot is his first studio release under the name, and features an all-star cast of performers including Leslie Bear, Silas Reidy and Aaron Maine. What started as a solo venture became a collaboration of friends from the New York, New Jersey, and Hudson Valley scenes. Skin Gets Hot is both intensely personal and faithfully shared.
Christie lives in New Brunswick, New Jersey, dividing his time between bass duties in New Paltz-based Quarterbacks and interpreting Fraternal Twin live with drummer Max Restaino and bassist David Grimaldi. Skin Gets Hot was originally released on CD by Apollonian Sound in May of 2015.