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Indie fans are no strangers to “difficult” music. Last year, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, and Wye Oak all put out challenging albums that were nonetheless met with near-universal acclaim. That’s all well and good, and those bands deserve all the attention they’ve received, but sometimes you just want music that’s fun to listen to on a visceral level. Luckily, the self-titled album by California dreampop duo Summer Twins is just that. Continue reading…
L.A.’s Rumspringa just released Sway, their debut full-length. Produced by Mannie Nieto (The Breeders, Los Lobos), the album works well to showcase the band’s brand of psychedelic-surf-garage-punk. And though Sway is reminiscent of David Bowie, T-Rex, and the Stones — with a little bit of The White Stripes thrown in for good measure — Rumspringa’s sound is wholly their own. With an abundance of original melodies, great lyrics, and solid musicianship, they are clearly going places.
MTV News has called Rumspringa “One of the best LA bands […] in a really long time,” and RCRD LBL has commended them for “running feverish, fast-paced rock-n-roll trails in our head.” We saw them at The Rumble back in August and had a hell of a good time.
Rumspringa will play the Soda Bar on 11/15, and Bar Pink on 12/4. In anticipation of the shows, lead singer Joey Stevens sent us a list of influences. Check it out below.