Monday, February 1, 2010
The Twerps - s/t cassette
One of my favorite releases from last year! The Twerps, an Australian Lo-Fi Pop band featuring hollow drums, jangly guitars and soft spoken vocals with a bit of emotional bite in the lyrics. They have a really melodramatic, introverted feel. Definitely better suited for nights when you're alone rather than on the way to some party. Simple guitar rhythms weave in and out over muffled vocals and tape hiss. Some songs, like "Dance Alone", evoke a completely different time period with lyrics revolving around asking girls to dances and punching kids named "joe" - not to mention the spoken word verses with a 50's/60's twang to them. It's as if Ponyboy started making music instead of saving kids from burning buildings and inadvertently killing his friend as a result.