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Nashville-based indie-rock outfit Twen today make quite a first impression with debut single “Waste,” the lead track from their yet-to-be-announced first full-length studio album. The band, anchored by lead vocalist Jane Fitzsimmons and guitarist Ian Jones, have also signed to Frenchkiss Records and announced a tour in support of White Reaper.
“Waste” is an arresting introduction to Twen’s fully formed sound, blending elements of psych rock and dream pop to make a sunny and energetic mélange, like surf rock a la Sunflower Bean. Theirs is the kind of timeless rock that leaves room for introspection and escapism both, conjuring infectious hooks without ever sacrificing texture. Fitzsimmons asserts her worth by way of her androgynous vocals, singing, “I make you want to waste it, I make you wanna be someone / I make you want to waste it, I make you wanna waste some time.”
Twen, who came up through the Boston DIY punk scene, have been a hard band to find thus far, at least online: A search of streaming services returns only a self-titled 2017 live EP, recorded during the band’s debut performance in a Beantown basement. Twen have been honing their live show on the road ever since, taking their DIY approach across the country while piecing together their first album. Stay tuned for more on that front, as we can expect the album’s announcement and release both sometime in 2019.
Listen to “Waste” below and find Twen’s tour dates further down.
Twen Tour Dates:
13 – Toledo, Ohio @ Ottawa Tavern*
14 – Lansing, Mich. @ The Loft*
15 – Lakewood, Ohio @ Mahall’s*
16 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Rec Room*
18 – Lancaster, Pa. @ The Kaleidoscope*
19 – Asbury Park, N.J. @ The Wonder Bar*
21 – Amityville, N.Y. @ Amityville Music Hall*
23 – Baltimore, Md. @ Ottobar*
25 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Kings*
26 – Asheville, N.C. @ The Mothlight*
29 – Louisville, Ky. @ Headliners Music Hall*
(* – with White Reaper)