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New York's The Lemon Twigs Share Cheeky New Power-Pop Anthem For Living Up To One's Potential

By Stevie Connor.

New York’s sibling duo, The Lemon Twigs, beloved for their sophisticated pop, which aims to pick up where The Beach Boys left off — release “My Golden Years” on Captured Tracks, their first new release since their acclaimed 2023 LP, Everything Harmony.

Named among Paste, The Guardian, Mojo, and Shindig’s best albums of 2023 — and with “Any Time Of Day” as Anthony Fantano/The Needle Drop #1 most played song of the year — Everything Harmony was celebrated by Pitchfork, CREEM, SPIN, Stereogum, GQ, and more, with Paste defining the brothers as “one of the hottest rock bands in America right now.”

New single “My Golden Years” holds close the smooth harmonies of The Beach Boys, the energy and bombast of Raspberries, and shimmering 12 string textures of The Byrds — as the brothers describe it, “My Golden Years” is a power-pop anthem about “making every minute count and living up to your potential.” They continue, joking that, “in that sense I think that people like Mark Ruffalo or people who hike might like the song. Or it could be good while you’re working out.”

The video for “My Golden Years” is just as cheeky: between sun-drenched shots filmed across LA, the band traverses through moments of mischief and open fields.

Says director Ambar Navarro: "The "My Golden Years" video is about looking back at the good old days, and the highs and lows of trying to make it as a band. We wanted to incorporate situations like being broke and getting kicked out while being playful and humorous about it. When you're trying to make it as an artist there's this vulnerability of putting yourself out to constant rejection that can be tough, but the band finds their full peace and freedom in performing in an open field."

The band just completed a string of headlining shows across the West Coast, including a set at LA’s Regent Theatre.

Stay tuned for much more in store for The Lemon Twigs this 2024.


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