Somewhere along the thin line that separates rock music from punk is where the new album from Cedar Valley, IA quartet Twins resides. Their last record, Tomboys On Parade, was a stark reminder that true rock and roll can survive. On Square America, it thrives. Built on the foundation provided by The Heartbreakers, The Kinks, and The Stones, Twins usher in a new kind of rock set to remind a new generation that some things sound better without autotune and a Charlie Puth cameo.
“Teenage Grenade” sounds just polished enough that it’s finished without losing any of its raw energy thanks to producer Patrick Tape-Fleming. When Joel Sires lets out his Daltrey-esque wail it acts as both a fitting tribute to the past and a startling testament to the power of music.
The new record is out July 1 on Maximum Ames Records. You can pre-order it here.