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The Lemon Twigs - 'Go To School' Out Now
The Lemon Twigs : 'Go To School' Out Now
24th August 2018

"Cherish The Lemon Twigs because they are a rare proposition in today's conformist pop culture." The Independent (4/5)
"Go To School is a blast, a joyous, ridiculous journey that treads a perfect line between silly, funny and heartbreaking." Uncut (8/10)
"Brilliant. A glorious mix of cheerful pop innocence, vaudevillian musical theatre and progressive-rock complexity with a touch of punk attitude thrown in for good measure." The Times (5/5)
"A once-in-a-generation epic." The Line of Best Fit (9/10)
"A rich wall of sound, all intricately arranged orchestration and sublime, multi-layered harmonies, you’re left swooning to a gorgeous swoop of lush instrumentation." Q (4/5)
"In a world of safe-playing career rockers, this kind of arrant insanity is more than welcome." PROG
"Brian and Michael D'Addario prove themselves capable of pulling off the preposterous." Dork (5/5)

The Lemon Twigs’ new album, Go To School, is released today.

Go To School is a musical that tells the coming-of-age story of Shane, a pure of heart chimpanzee raised as a human boy.  Conceived by brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario, the 15-track opus was written, recorded, produced and mixed by the pair at their home in Long Island.  Todd Rundgren and D’Addario’s mother Susan Hall play Shane’s parents, with further contributions on the album from Jody Stephens (Big Star) and their father Ronnie D’Addario.

The band will host a Reddit AMA today on the Indieheads sub, head here from 3:30pm EST to join in. They are also confirmed to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on September 4th, which is broadcast on ABC in the US (11:35pm EST).

You can buy the album from the 4AD Store here.
You can stream the record, and buy, on all platforms here.

Having just completed a run of European festivals, the band returned to the US to launch the album last night with a special show at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, complete with a school bus pop-up shop.  They start touring the album in earnest next week supporting The Arctic Monkeys on their UK arena tour throughout September, touring North America extensively afterwards. Tickets available here.

6th - Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK*
7th - Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK*
9th - O2 Arena, London, UK*
10th - O2 Arena, London, UK*
12th - O2 Arena, London, UK*
13th - O2 Arena, London, UK*
15th - Birmingham Arena, Birmingham, UK*
16th - Birmingham Arena, Birmingham, UK*
18th - FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield, UK*
19th - FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield, UK*
21st - FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield, UK*
22nd - FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield, UK*
24th - 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland*
25th - 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland*
27th - Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK*
28th - Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK*

15th - The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles CA, US **SOLD OUT**
16th - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA, US*
17th - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA, US*
18th - Music Box, San Diego, CA, US
20th - 191 Toole, Tucson, AZ, US
23rd - Antone’s, Austin, TX, US
24th - White Oak Music Hall, Houston, US
26th - One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, US
27th - The Wilbury, Tallahassee, FL, US
28th - Saturn, Birmingham, AL, US
30th - The Basement East, Nashville, TN, US
31st - Proud Larry’s, Oxford, MS, US

2nd - Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA, US
3rd - Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw, NC, US
4th - U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC, US
7th - Asbury Lanes,  Asbury Park, NJ, US
9th - The Met, Pawtucket, RI, US
10th - Pearl Street, Northampton, MA, US
11th - Corona, Montreal, QC, Canada
17th-18th - Corona Capital, Mexico City, Mexico

14th - Paradise, Boston, MA, US
15th - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, US
18th - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, US
19th - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, US
22nd - Phoenix, Toronto, ON, Canada
23rd - El Club, Detroit, MI, US
25th - Metro, Chicago, IL, US
26th - First Ave, Minneapolis, MN, US
29th - Neptune, Seattle, WA, US
30th - Venue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
31st - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR, US

2nd - Slim's, San Francisco, CA, US

* w/ Arctic Monkeys

The Lemon Twigs - Go To School

1. Never In My Arms, Always In My Heart
2. The Student Becomes The Teacher
3. Rock Dreams
4. The Lesson
5. Small Victories
6. Wonderin’ Ways
7. The Bully
8. Lonely
9. Queen Of My School
10. Never Know
11. Born Wrong/Heart Song
12. The Fire
13. Home of a Heart (The Woods)
14. This Is My Tree
15. If You Give Enough