The Lemon Twigs Go To Kimmel

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The Lemon TwigsRetro-minded Long Island family band the Lemon Twigs are busy promoting their newly released album Go To School, a rock opera about a chimp raised as a human. Last night, that included a stop at Jimmy Kimmel Live! … More »

The Lemon Twigs – “Small Victories”

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Last week, Long Island’s the Lemon Twigs announced their upcoming sophomore album Go To School, which doubles as a musical. It’s set to be a 15-track coming of age tale that follows a pure-of-heart chimpanzee named Shane who happened to be raised as a human boy. They’ve already revealed the album’s theatrical closer “If … More »

The Lemon Twigs – “If You Give Enough”

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Lemon-Twigs-Go-To-School-CoverOver the last couple years, the Lemon Twigs have appeared poised for an ascension. The project of young Long Island brothers Michael and Brian D’Addario, the Lemon Twigs’ idiosyncratic mixture of garage, psych-rock, and theatrical orchestral-pop leanings quickly garnered the duo plenty of accolades, including from older artists like Todd Rundgren and Elton John. The … More »

The Lemon Twigs Tease New Concept Album Go To School

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The Lemon TwigsThe Lemon Twigs, the psych-pop duo made up of young Long Island brothers Michael and Brian D’Addario, have been working on the full-length follow-up to their 2016 debut album Do Hollywood for a while now. A year ago, during a conversation with Todd Rundgren for the now-defunct Interview magazine, Brian D’Addario revealed that … More »

The Lemon Twigs – “Foolin’ Around” & “Tailor Made”

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The Lemon Twigs, composed of Long Island brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario, are signed to 4AD, under which they released their 2016 debut, Do Hollywood. They followed that with an EP, Brothers Of Destruction, and today they’re back with two standalone singles. More »

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2017

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In this space in past years, I’ve usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It’s a variation of the auteur theory, as visionaries like Nabil and Hiro Murai have used artists as vehicles for their ideas and approaches. This year, though, it feels like the artists themselves who are driving things, and … More »

Watch The Breeders, Iron And Wine, & More Perform In Bed For Kids Facing Cancer

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Every year, the Children’s Cancer Association music program MyMusicRx puts on Bedstock, an online music festival of sorts where artists perform from their beds as a show of solidarity with kids forced to spend the holidays in a hospital bed. The roster of artists participating in the event this year includes the Breeders, Iron & … More »

The Lemon Twigs – “Night Song”

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Long Island brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario got signed to 4AD last year and put out their debut album for the label, Do Hollywood, under the name the Lemon Twigs. Today, during a Reddit AMA session, they announced that they’re releasing a new EP, Brothers Of Destruction, and shared the first track from … More »

Watch The Questlove-Approved Lemon Twigs Play Fallon

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The Lemon Twigs on FallonLong Island brother duo the Lemon Twigs are set to release their debut album, Do Hollywood, next month. They have retro-leaning sensibilities that bode well for ’70s singer-songwriter type ballads, but they also have a versatility that updates their sound. Their ability to switch things up was on full display for their television debut on … More »

The Lemon Twigs – “These Words” Video

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The Lemon Twigs - "These Words" VideoLong Island brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario are the Lemon Twigs. The new 4AD signees released their debut single for the label, “These Words,” a little over a month ago. Turns out the single is the first taste of Do Hollywood, out this fall. And today, the lo-fi, retro-leaning ballad receives an old-timey visual … More »