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Narc Twain

Twiga to release cassette of 'Million $$$ Dream' at The Gateway on 3/17

Physical media fans, rejoice: After releasing Million $$$ Dream online last October, Brooklyn's alt-pop quartet Twiga are about to drop that album in tape format via the label Effortless Crush. The glittering gold cassette comes with a digital download code for the album, so that regular people (i.e. those who don't own a cassette player) can actually listen to it. To celebrate the release of Million $$$ Dream on cassette, Twiga will play a show at The Gateway on March 17th. The event, called "Write Your Reps!" also features fellow Brooklyn bands Fat Heaven, Narc Twain, Medium Mystic, and Debbie Downer. - Will Sisskind

EDIT: A previous version of this article noted the location of this show as Shea Stadium. Due to the recent closure of Shea Stadium, this show has changed its location to The Gateway. - WS


Power Pop Brooklynites Narc Twain celebrate EP release at The Knit on 12.03

Trying to convey irony or sarcasm in the Facebook profile's "Short Description" box is one of Brooklyn bands' favorite hobbies. Indie rockers Narc Twain do so by wrapping the word band in quotes: ' Narc Twain is a "band" ' - they state. Well, quotes or no quotes, they certainly sound like a "band," and a rather tight and punhcy one for that matter. Yeah because "bands" don't always sound like bands (or viceversa), in particular when they are sloppy and unawarely out of tune. Something these guys are not. So, yes, NT "members": The Deli is ok with you removing those quotes! The quintet unveiled two singles from their upcoming debut EP, the release of which will be celebrated through a show at the Knit on December 3rd. Their sound seems to incarnate the paradox of a fast and furious - and sometimes dissonant - band led by a... "gentleman." After the fierce intro of "Downhill," we were all expecting the guttural scream of a rabid lead singer, but were instead surprised by Tommy Siegel's (of Jukebox the Ghost fame) rather polite delivery. This inconsistency kind of works though, shifting the band's sound towards a sonic terrain poppier than we had anticipated. Check out also second single Future Shock.


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