The second song on upcoming new album Range Anxiety is a slow-building marvel, beginning simply and unobtrusively, but growing in determination across its five and a half minutes. The song ends in a cathartic back and forth between singers Marty Frawley and Julia McFarlane, and you can already tell there’s something special about this new Twerps album.
Since Pitchfork’s post, I Don’t Mind has also been picked up by Stereogum, Indie Shuffle, Consequence Of Sound, the Awl, and a rich tapestry of other blogs.
This is Twerps’ second Best New Track, after the driving jangle of Coast To Coast, which closed their self-titled debut album in 2011.
Second album Range Anxiety is out on January 23 on Chapter Music in vinyl, CD and digital, with Merge Records releasing the album on January 27 outside Australia and New Zealand. Pre-order your copy from the Chapter webstore, iTunes or Bandcamp.
Twerps are playing a heap of Australian shows in the next couple of months, before heading off to the US for a tour that takes in SXSW and shows with Ultimate Painting, White Fence and more.
Here’s a pretty comprehensive list:
TWERPS AUSTRALIAN SHOWS
Jan 24 Melbourne – Sugar Mountain
Jan 28 Brisbane – The Tivoli *
Jan 29 Sydney - Enmore *
Feb 1 Melbourne - Palais *
Feb 3 Perth – Astor Theatre *
Feb 27 Melbourne - Melbourne Zoo #
March 7-9 Meredith – Golden Plains
* with Belle and Sebastian
# with Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
TWERPS US TOUR 2015
Mar 13 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade ~
Mar 14 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge ~
Mar 15 Washington DC – DC 9 ~
Mar 16 Durham, NC - The Pinhook ~
Mar 17 Atlanta, GA - The Earl ~
Mar 18 New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa ~
Mar 19 Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 20 Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 21 Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 24 Denver, CO - Hi Dive
Mar 26 Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest
Mar 29 Santa Ana CA – Burgerama
Mar 30 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill ^
Apr 02 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Apr 03 Vancouver, BC - The Fox Cabaret
Apr 04 Seattle, WA - The Sunset Tavern
Apr 05 Missoula, MT - Stage 112
Apr 08 Minneapolis, MT - First Avenue and 7th Street Entry
Apr 10 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
Apr 11 Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle
~ with Ultimate Painting
^ with White Fence