Thursday, October 18, 2012

Single "Work It Out" by Twerps

Twerps is the second act from Melbourne that we are highlighting this week.  No, we're not in a rut, we're mining a vein of great pop music.  Twerps have a delicious guitar sound that evokes Yo La Tengo, Go-Betweens and the Flying Nun label bands.  They have followed up their fine 2011 release with the Work It Out 7".  The vinyl version is available October 23rd, but the digital is available now.

The 7" has three tracks, the title track and two B-sides.   The title track is a brilliant bit of guitar pop that stands up well to repeated listens.  I've provided the Soundcloud link and a Vimeo video for the track.  The Soundcloud link is reliable, but the video link only loads sporadically.  Here is "Work It Out" --

Twerps - Work It Out from Chapter Music on Vimeo.

Twerps are Marty Frawley (guitar and vocals), Jules MacFarlane (guitar), Rick Milovanovic (bass) and Pat O'Neill.  Rick also plays bass in Boomgates, which we featured a couple of days ago.

The band is touring the United States at this time.  I've provided the tour schedule below.

Here is one of the two B-sides:

Tour dates:
10/14 – Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase*
10/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie*
10/16 – Baltimore, MD ­@ Baltimore, MD*
10/17 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat*
10/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Public Assembly !
10/21 – Montreal, QC @ Le Cagibi *
10/22 – Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar *
10/24 – Gambier, OH @ Horn Gallery-Kenyon College
10/25 – Chicago, IL ­@ Empty Bottle
10/26 – Northfield, MN @ The Grand Event Center †
10/27 – St. Paul, MN ­@ Turf Club
10/29 – Missoula, MO @ Ole Beck VFW Post
10/30 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
10/31 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar$
11/02 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
11/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
* = with Alex Bleeker
† = with Gap Dream
$ = with White Fang, Dignan Porch
! = Panache CMJ Showcase w/ Turbo fruits, Dent May, Dignan Porch, Mac Demarco, Vockah Redu

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