Tuesday, March 29, 2011
250 State Street
New Haven, CT
9:00pm - 21+ - $6
Forming late 2008 around charismatic guitarist/vocalist Marty Frawley (son of much-missed Paul Kelly & the Dots member Maurice Frawley) and bassist Rick Milovanovic, the Twerps have quickly risen to become one of Melbourne’s favourite lo-fi pop bands. They’ve recently scored support slots for the likes of Deerhunter and the Bats, with shows coming up in December supporting California’s The Oh Sees.
Their debut release features eight (or is that nine?) short, simple but incredibly infectious tracks, recorded to analogue tape by Eddy Current Suppression Ring guitarist Mikey Young. Marty’s cheeky but heartfelt songs are complemented by the crystalline guitar lines of guitarist Julia MacFarlane (ex Batrider) and the sympathetic percussion of drummer Patrick O’Neill.
And the both beloved Estrogen Highs and Medication
Estrogen Highs are doing a split set with Electric Bucket opening for Mike Watt + the missingmen, along with Thurston Moore, April 5, 2011. Head over to Manic's site for tix. I will be talking up Medication's Judgement Day along with the Estrogen Highs Cycles EP eventually. Both are fucking killer.