On the eve of the release of their debut album Do Hollywood, The Lemon Twigs have shared a new video to their single ‘As Long As We’re Together’. You can watch the video below, or via YouTube/Vevo here.
Directed by Autumn de Wilde and filmed in California, the brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario run a technicolour riot in the desert channelling a retro-futuristic quality.
“First, I listened to the song 100 times... as I do, eyes closed.... except when driving.
I kept ending up in an empty golden landscape. I'm obsessed with the space-age future once described by the past... now lost and forgotten. I talked to production designers, Adam Siegel and Tina Pappas about creating a colorful apocalyptic barren universe. They came back to me with this amazing car. It was the car that Catwoman fake-kidnapped the Joker in on Batman the tv show AND Captain Kirk's hotrod on Star Trek. Shirley Kurata dug for colors and textures to compliment the car and found this amazing vintage pink satin wings jacket. Vanessa Price jumped in the van with us and brought all her favorite dusty desert makeup. The Lemon Twigs are unbelievable live.... so I knew I wanted to do a performance video, but still place them in an electric surreal dream world. The wind picked up and howled through us. The car wouldn't start. My bare-bones camera department was DP Matt Lloyd, producer Saul Germaine, two shitty folding chairs me and a camera. The dust and wind became a monster we were battling all day, but we all had a blast.... and damn it looked good.” - Autumn de Wilde
“Autumn and her team really went out of their way to make this video possible. Thanks Autumn de Wilde, Matt Lloyd, Adam Siegel, Tina Pappas, Shirley Kurata, Vanessa Price, Saul Germaine and Miky Wolf for doing a great job!” - The Lemon Twigs
To celebrate the release of their new album The Lemon Twigs will play a free instore show at Amoeba Records in LA tonight, where you'll also be able to pick up the record a day early. All details below.
Released tomorrow, on 14th October, Do Hollywood is the D’Addario brothers’ debut album, and features the singles ‘As Long As We’re Together’ and ‘These Words’. It was recorded in Los Angeles, California with production by Jonathan Rado of Foxygen. Brian (19) and Michael (17) have been playing rock music since they were old enough to walk and talk, mastering every instrument they could get their hands on and writing and performing everything together (they alternate writing credits and instruments on Do Hollywood). Mining inspiration from every era of rock, they have crafted richly sophisticated baroque-pop songs into a ten-track tour de force – the perfect introduction to the world of The Lemon Twigs.
“A beautiful, mad jigsaw of ideas.” - Loud And Quiet - Album of the Week
“Do Hollywood is a special little record with surprises around every corner that constantly thrill and excite.” - The Line Of Best Fit – Album of the Week
"A triumph of detailed richness and sumptuous melody, of anthemic chants and winsome ballads.” - The Guardian
“The Lemon Twigs have created their own world, and it was exciting to witness it for the first time.” - The Times ****
“A hugely entertaining, hyperactive romp crammed with lush, Beatles-y harmonies, vaudeville pop and histrionic rock opera flourishes.” - Q
“Baroque and power pop splendour.” - MOJO
The Lemon Twigs return to Europe next month, with live members Megan Zeankowski (bass) and Danny Ayala (keyboards). Catch their sensational performance at the following cities in November and December.
20th – Mahall’s 20 Lanes, Lakewood OH, US ^
21st – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL, US ^
22nd – The Frequency, Madison WI, US ^
23rd – Grinnell College: Gardner Lounge, Grinnell IA, US ^
24th – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MA, US ^
27th – Chop Suey, Seattle WA, US ^
28th – The Fox Cabaret, Vancouver BC, US ^
29th – Analog Theatre Upstairs, Portland OR, US ^
31st – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA, US ^
2nd – The Echo, Los Angeles CA, US
4th – Billboard Live!, Salt Lake City UT, US ^
5th – Larimer Lounge, Denver CO, US ^
8th – Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS, US ^
11th – The Pinhook, Durham NC, US ^
12th – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC, US ^
21st - Les InRocks Festival, Paris, France [TICKETS]
22nd - Artheater, Koln, Germany [TICKETS]
23rd - Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, Germany [TICKETS]
24th - OT301, Amsterdam, The Netherlands [TICKETS]
25th - The Witloof Bar, Brussels, Belgium [TICKETS]
28th - Moth Club, London, UK [TICKETS]
29th - Moth Club, London, UK [TICKETS]
30th - Hare And Hounds, Birmingham, UK [TICKETS]
* w/ Car Seat Headrest
^ w/ Sunflower Bean