A Dream Is All We Know: Ice Cream Coloured Vinyl LPCT375LPC1
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Label: Captured Tracks
Release Date: 3rd May
Another Lemon Twigs album and only a year after their career high 'Everything Harmony'! This is the best news I've had all year, have you heard the first single 'Golden Years'? The best song of the 1960s. It's the jangle of the Byrds, Beach Boys harmonies and shifts into the darkness of Big Star and all that in one song? Imagine what the Brothers of Perfect Melodies are gonna pull out over the course of 12 tracks? I AM LOSING MY HEAD!
Since the release of their debut studio album Do Hollywood (on 4AD) in 2016, The Lemon Twigs—the New York City rock band fronted by brothers Brian (27) and Michael D’Addario (25)—have waved the same revivalist torch as Alex Chilton and his Big Star crew, working to prove that archaic music from the ‘60s and ‘70s can still be relevant in digital world. Alongside peers like Foxygen and Drugdealer, The Lemon Twigs have explicitly documented a synchronistic blend of contemporary narrative motifs, old-school recording techniques, and flawless, consistent attitudes collaged from various crucial stages of rock ’n’ roll. After a whirlwind 2023, the D’Addarios are continuing the momentum of their own evolving vision and voice, distilling a history lesson of baroque and power pop into A Dream Is All We Know (out May 3 on Captured Tracks).
Garnering the top-to-bottom critical acclaim the brothers have long deserved, their 2023 LP Everything Harmony was spearheaded by an impressive string of singles, including “Corner Of My Eye” and “Any Time of Day.” It was the kind of record that put all of Brian and Mi- chael’s talents on display, be it the former’s multi-instrumentalist gifts
or the latter’s boyish, explosive pop-rock charisma and eye for engineering and vocal layering. But A Dream Is All We Know is not the acoustic, nylon string-based project that Everything Harmony was. Instead, it’s a return to the form the Lemon Twigs first introduced on Do Hollywood—an electric guitar-centric, anthemic assemblage of, really, everything the band does great. These two companion records are an immediate example of a band capitalizing on their fire-in-the-belly appetite to make tunes that boast ubiquitous chemistry.
A Dream Is All We Know is grandiose yet grounded; meticulous, yet wild and glowing. Made with analog precision, the album was finished in the immediate months after the band completed Everything Harmony during a vibrant, prolific period split between three studios on separate coasts. A Dream Is All We Know is a profoundly dense and charged album, rife with string arrangements and a sonic thesis statement that has quaked through phases of glam, conceptualism, baroque, and Mustang-loud, stone-cold rock ‘n’ roll for more than half-a-century. A Dream Is All We Know sounds like it’s lived a thousand lives already.