NOTE: ALL ORDERS placed between JAN 28-30 will receive a free copy of the band’sÂ HonestlyÂ 7″ single.
Saddle CreekÂ recently signedÂ Twinsmith, released a 7″, and are nowÂ up and live with pre-orders for the band’s sophomoreÂ LP (and first on Saddle Creek),Â Alligator Years!!
Known for their “deep retro pop” sound, these guys have been up and coming in the Omaha area for quite some time now. With the recent recognition from Saddle Creek Records, and subsequent signing, the future looks bright for this bunch as they’ve now got a full scale U.S. tour to coincide with the release of this record. For further information, or to simply hear the first single, scroll on down!
TheÂ Yellow variant of this album is limited to 100 copies and is only availableÂ via Saddle Creek’s Online shop.Â OrdersÂ will begin shipping on April 21st (street date is May 5th).
“Thereâs a youthful sense of longing and exploration that permeates the album, which reflects on the highs and lows, advantages and disadvantages, hopes and fears of 20-something life with crafty, unassuming depth. Not just any band can examine anxiety, uncertainty, and commitment through tales of homicidal girlfriends and zombie apocalypses with such aplomb.”
Twinsmith - Alligator Years *PRE-ORDER*
CD (w/ MP3) LBJ-215-2 (05/05/2015) $11.00
LP (w/ MP3) LBJ-215-1 (05/05/2015)
Includes download card $15.00
Deluxe LP (w/ MP3) LBJ-215-11 (05/05/2015)
Yellow vinyl includes download card. Limited to 100. $19.00
320 Kbps MP3 LBJ-215-3 (05/05/2015) $9.00
All VINYL orders placed between January 28 and January 30 will receive a free copy of the Honestly 7â single!
Alligator Years is now available for PRE-ORDER from our online store! The album is not in stores until May 5, but if you order from us, weâll ship it to you on April 21! On April 21, your account will also be updated to allow for a full album download.
Please Note: Anything ordered with Alligator Years will be held until the April 21 ship date. We cannot split up orders.
Alligator Years expands upon the charming surfy haze of Twinsmithâs 2013 eponymous album and âHonestlyâ single, with the band pushing themselves musically while moving toward a more dynamic pop sound. Each diverse track is imbued with an individual voice and style, and ranges from propulsive, melodic rock (âSeventeenâ) to buoyantly playful pop (âAlligator Yearsâ) from soaring, sing-along retro pop (âIs It Meâ) to sumptuous, evocative new wave (âConstant Loveâ); from shimmery, summery pop (âSaid and Doneâ, âHauntsâ) to moody, slowburning ballads (âDustâ, âCarry Onâ).
Thereâs a youthful sense of longing and exploration that permeates the album, which reflects on the highs and lows, advantages and disadvantages, hopes and fears of 20-something life with crafty, unassuming depth. Not just any band can examine anxiety, uncertainty, and commitment through tales of homicidal girlfriends and zombie apocalypses with such aplomb.
Written throughout 2014, Alligator Years was recorded in Omaha, NE and Des Moines, IA, with the production team of The Envy Corpsâ Luke Pettipoole and Brandon Darner, whoâs also worked with Imagine Dragons, as well as Micah Natera.
1. Seventeen 2:34
2. Alligator Years 2:49
3. Is It Me 2:39
4. Shut Me Out 4:18
5. Constant Love 4:16
6. Said and Done 4:18
7. Lost Time 3:23
8. Haunts 3:50
9. Dust 4:09
10. Carry On 5:22
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive