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The Lemon Twigs

Buzz Alert: The Lemon Twigs sign to 4AD + unveil new single "These Words."

We highlighted Long Island's The Lemon Twigs in our recent Best of NYC 2016 issue, and it looks like the Long Island duo is set for an exciting year. The D'Addario brothers just announced their signing with legendary British label 4AD (now part of the Beggars' Group), and unveiled vaguely Supertramp-esque new single 'These Words' - streaming below. The upcoming full length will be produced by Jonathan Rado, co-founder of Foxygen, who seems to be specializing in producing albums that offer a new take on the sound of the late '60s and early '70s. This is definitely a record we are looking forward to. Check out The Lemon Twig's other recent single (also produced by Rado) "As Long As We're Together."

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best mellow songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

The soft psychedelic pop of The Lemon Twigs

I'm not sure how we missed the fact that Long Island's band The Lemon Twigs opened for Deli favorite Foxygen this past summer. The songwriting nucleus of the group is comprised of brothers Brian D'Addario and Michael D'Addario (we wonder if they are in any way related to the famous LI based manufacturer of guitar strings!). The two obviously share a passion for pop and psychedelic records of the '60s, and have put together a group of like minded musicians to help them recreate those vintage sounds. This past summer they released a debut LP in cassette and streaming format, entitled "What We Know," that plays like a colorful rear mirror image of the dreamiest of musical decades. Their overall approach to the retro thing, although similar to Foxygen's, is a lot softer and chilled, trading rock'n'roll's tension and attitude with a more whimsical approach, reminiscent of the Beach Boys at their most psychedelic. The album, although rather DIY sounding, is amazingly consistent, featuring a noteworthy number of enjoyable tracks arranged in imaginative ways. We stream below "Soothe," which features one of their best melodies.

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best Psychedelic songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!


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