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Weekly Feature: Twintapes co-headline The Deli's Northside Electro Stage on 06.14 at Spike HIll

Brooklyn trio Twintapes doesn't take the easy way out. Although their bread and butter is plush, danceable electro-pop, they perform sans laptops. And it's clearly something they're proud of -- the lack of computers is one of the first things mentioned on their social pages. Performance-wise, this laptop-free commitment takes the form of a collaborative chain reaction: singer/frontman Pavel Rivera initiates sounds to all-analog synth player Landon Knoblock. From there, Benny Reiner adds rhythm with an electric/acoustic melded drum set. This unique DIY-electro approach has paid off. Twintapes celebrated the release of single and subsequent video “Everyday Chemical” (streaming) in mid-March.

LINKS: Read Corinne Bagish's interview with Twintapes
EVENTS: Twintapes live at Spike Hill Hill with Leverage Models, Zula, Wolvves, Psychic Twin + more on 06.14

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Live Review: Jeremy and & Harlequins, Twintapes, paris_monster and The Bothers at Mercury on 04.05

The Mercury Lounge hosted a show last Saturday (April 05) involving three NYC bands we have been following closely in the last few months - and a fourth one called Jeremy & the Harlequins that (having generated 80k+ views with the recently released video streaming below) SHOULD have been under our radar. Well, better late than never!

Twintapes got the Mercury Lounge audience to put on dancing shoes at their show this Friday, with another Deli favorite, paris_monster as the opener. Both bands pride themselves on playing rather complex electronic music without relying on the help of onstage laptops - although paris_monster’s “third member,” a sultry analog sequencer, often fills out their sound with an arpeggiator pulsing behind their live drums. Twintapes transported the audience with their peculiar tunes that sound a little like a chilled-out version of disco, drenching their synths in effects, and combining them with soulful, wise sounding melodies and up-tempo but sparse drum grooves.

After the synth bands had their say, a radical change of scenario: two groups of guys with slick back hair, aviators, leather jackets and plain white T-s (recent Deli Artist of The Month The Bothers and Jeremy & the Harlequins) strolled in and begun to set up for their anachronistic set. Both devoted to revisiting the Rock & Roll and Rockabilly sounds and antics, the bands recycled the genres' signature tricks, stop-times and familiar chord progressions, revitalizing them with a punk-esque attitude in the drumming and vocal departments. For those who like me stayed through the night, the aforementioned dancing shoes came handy for a friendly round of moshing! - Paul Jordan Talbot

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





A Deli Premiere: Twintapes' Everyday Chemical

Usually discussions of chemical compounds are limited to physicists, chemists and other ner... ahem... mad scientists. But NYC's electro-pop trio Twintapes has found a romantic synergy in the elements that might make you think differently about beakers from now on.

The sans-laptop band has always sounded at once experimental, melodic and danceable, but for latest track 'Everyday Chemical,' they may have released their catchiest song yet. With themes of addiction, dreams and strange trips blasting from Nord Leads and Tempest keyboards, the song gives science brand new rules to follow. Listen to the track premiere below (and to the Benny Reiner remix here), and see the band live when they play Mercury Lounge on April 4. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets) 

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

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THIS FRIDAY! Small Black, Twintapes, Brothertiger and Lip Talk play The Deli's Bklyn Bazaar show

Here's a Deli show that should not be missed!

WHAT:
The Deli Presents... an electro night at Brooklyn Bazaar!
WHERE
165 Banker St., Brooklyn (Greenpoint)
WHO:
10.15: Small Black
9.30: Twintapes
8.00: Brothertiger
7.00: Lip Talk

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