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Listen to This: The Lemon Twigs: "How Can I Love Her More?"

The Lemon Twigs, a sibling duo hailing from Lawng Island, ENYCEE - composed of Brian and Michael D’Addario - unveil "How Can I Love Her More?" - the thematic centerpiece of their upcoming album, A Dream Is All We Know (set for release on May 3 through Captured Tracks).

Exploring themes of love (both present and lost), "How Can I Love Her More?" represents a whirlwind of musical imagination and sets the way-back machine for a hot and gritty summer in the city circa 1968. The track commences with bold horns and strings, creating an atmospheric backdrop before transitioning into a lively shuffle, enriched with two drum sets, an adventurous bass line, theremin, flutes, and harpsichord - showcasing The Lemon Twigs' prowess as multi-instrumentalists. The accompanying music video, was directed and edited by The Lemon Twigs themselves, and takes viewers on a playful journey through Central Park, museum row, and various mischievous moments across New Yawk City; it's all grainy teenage dreams and foggy summer nostalgia.

Michael D’Addario reflects on the track, stating: “With “How Can I Love Her More?” we tried to bridge the gap between professional Brill Building writing and the more off the wall writing style of the post Sgt. Pepper psychedelic scene. There are a lot of musical ideas but it’s still a catchy pop song. We had a lot of fun with the recording of this one, overdubbing two drum sets, some theremin, and strings and horns (all played by Brian).”

Recorded entirely on tape and mixed and mastered by Brian and Michael themselves using vintage equipment, A Dream Is All We Know presents a tracklist that pays homage to historical accuracy while offering a fresh perspective. From the timeless influences of the Lennon-McCartney songbook - notably evident in "In The Eyes Of The Girl," co-produced by Sean Ono Lennon - to nods towards The Move, Big Star, The Association, Lovin' Spoonful, the Beach Boys and more, the album revisits the sound of 1968 that the D’Addarios hinted at nearly a decade ago with Do Hollywood.

The Lemon Twigs Album Cover for A Dream is All We Know

Recent accolades for The Lemon Twigs include praise from Questlove for their "full Debarge" approach on their 2023 LP Everything Harmony, as well as acknowledgment from Michael McDonald on Rick Beato’s show, describing their work as, "remarkably inventive" and "harmonically unlike anything that’s come before them." The band also performed "My Golden Years" and "How Can I Love Her More?" on WNYC All Of It, where the tracks were lauded for their "masterful pastiche."

The Lemon Twigs On Tour

April 25 - TV Eye - Brooklyn, NY (SOLD OUT)

May 2 - TV Eye - Brooklyn, NY (SOLD OUT)

May 4 - White Eagle Hall - Jersey City, NJ

May 5 - The Southern Cafe and Music Hall - Charlottesville, VA

May 7 - Kings - Raleigh, NC

May 9 - The Pour House - Charleston, SC

May 10 - Tuffys Music Box - Sanford, FL

May 11 - Heartwood Soundstage - Gainesville, FL

May 12 - Crowbar - Tampa, FL

May 14 - 40 Watt - Athens, GA

May 15 - Saturn - Birmingham, AL

May 17 - The Burl - Lexington, KY

May 18 - Rumba Cafe - Columbus, OH

May 25 - CCVF - Guimarães, Portugal

May 26 - LAV - Lisbon, Portugal

May 28 - Sala Copérnico - Madrid, Spain (SOLD OUT)

May 29 - Kafe Antzokia - Bilbao, Spain

May 30 - Sala Oasis - Zaragoza, Spain

June 1 - Primavera Sound Festival - Barcelona, Spain

August 29 - September 1 - End of the Road Festival - Salisbury, UK


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