Swingin’ song from rockin’ duo’s upcoming new album literally breaks the mold for them.
By Blurt Staff
It’s called Volume and it arrives Feb. 26 via Ugly Sugar Records: that would be L.A. garage-thump duo Two Tens, and in the proverbial stroke of serendipity (or just dumb rock ‘n’ roll coincidence, take yer pick), we at BLURT get to premiere a new track from the Two Tens on the actual date two-ten. That’s 2/10/16 in case you don’t have a calendar handy. Check it out, devoted readers—the tune is “Dreams,” and it’s one of the best tracks ever by guitarist/vocalist Adam Bones and drummer Rikki Styxx. Who, we might add, previously premiered a none-too-shabby video right here last summer.
Notes Adam, of the track, “’Dreams’ is one of the more unique songs on the album. It’s the only one that swings and it’s the only one with a ‘bass’ line. I put bass in quotes because a bass guitar was not used in the recording. While we weren’t planning on using bass on the album at all, I had written a bass line when I first wrote the song and when it came down to deciding on whether we should add ‘bass’ to any song on the album, we figured we should break the mold and include it in ‘Dreams’. I’m really glad we did.”
Adds Rikki, “It’s my one of my favorite songs to play live in our set. The breakdown in the song makes it very high energy and I get to beat the crap outta my drums when we play it!! Definitely one of my faves!”
The above-mentioned video, incidentally, was a track that originally surfaced on one of a series of four EPs from the Two Tens. Meanwhile, they wowed everybody at SXSW last year as well. So the new full-length is the culmination of the band’s evolution, additionally boasting the production savvy of Bruce Duff (Prima Donna, Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs), the studio ambiance of Paul Roessler’s (Screamers, 45 Grave) Kitten Robot joint in Los Angeles, and the mixing wizardry of Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Dirtbombs) in Detroit. The record cover art, incidentally, was created by Stephen Blickenstaff, well-known for his iconic cover art for the Cramp’s Bad Music for Bad People.
Stay tuned for touring dates. You know we will keep you posted.
Photo credit: Oly Kaz
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