New York City's The Twees play energetic pop'n'nroll featuring the clean, two-guitar-attack made popular by early 2000’s bands like Interpol and The Strokes.
The fact that Jason Abrishami's vocals are reminiscent of the casually relaxed style of Julian Casablancas further invites said comparisons. What matters most, however, is that this band writes some extremely hooky rock songs.
Their recently released album "These Girls" is chock full of instantly likeable tunes.
"On The Spot" recounts the travails of going out and partying every night. "I don’t think I can descend to this anymore," is the lament.
"Fan Fiction" partners rat-a-tat snare drumming with sinewy guitar hooks. "You’re a fan of love, but you’re no lover. If it wasn’t me, it would be another," is the all too familiar tale of relationship shoppers.
The title track finds "These Girls" who "all seem like one" possibly covering the same sentiment Iggy Pop did, when he wrote "all the pretty girls, well they look the same."
Additionally, catching a live Twees show (which I did recently at The Knitting Factory) is something of a transformative experience.
Not content to merely deliver tightly crafted, energetic tunes (which they admirably do) the band invites anyone in the audience who wants (and I did) to come up on the stage with them and dance with reckless abandon while they play their generational anthem "Wishful Thinking Youth."
Popular Web Vloggers can be spotted in the audience
"these girls" apparently like "these boys"
and the "reckless abandon" of both fan and band.
Printed setlist - not your usual beverage soaked back-of-a-bar-napkin.
Jason appears to be enjoying himself
Lazer light reflections
Bassist David Kaplan and drummer Dan Edwards play
with skill and precision.
You know things are getting serious when the pedal twisting begins
"what's this button for?"
Handheld recording devices make everything better.
Its an all out party on stage.
Jason and Cromwell, having a chat at the show
Get their EP at http://www.thetwees.com/ and see them live in NYC at The Studio at Webster on 03.31
All generations are welcome.
It's crazy fun.
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