Once or twice every generation, Long Island introduces the world to artists of such singular originality that they change the very nature of their art: Lou Reed; Jim Brown; Robert Mapplethorpe; Andy Kaufman. With their debut album for 4AD, 'Do Hollywood, The Lemon Twigs have earned themselves a spot on that list.
Fusing tightly constructed pop, sophisticated orchestration, and British invasion melodies into a ten-song masterpiece, the DAddario brothersBrian (19) and Michael (17)are whipping fans and critics alike into an utter frenzy. NPR hailed them as fabulously weird, Brooklyn Vegan raved that they need to be seen to be believed, and The Line Of Best Fit dubbed their music near perfectthe best lo-fi rock & roll anthem youll hear this decade. The Guardian, meanwhile, crowned the album a triumph of detailed richness and sumptuous melody.
Born into a musical family, Brian and Michael grew up on The Beach Boys and The Beatles, whose albums and films played constantly in their house. As toddlers, they were already harmonizing on I Want to Hold Your Hand, and soon they were playing drums and mastering whatever instruments they could get their hands on. Ask about their childhood dreams and theyll tell you that they never aspired to do anything but make music together. It shows.