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The soft psychedelic pop of The Lemon Twigs

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!

Published: December 21, 2015 |

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