Cincinnati, OH has been my home for a little under a year at this point. While there have been a smattering of bands that have really captured my heart (here's looking at Gazer, Mardou, Zijnzijn Zijnziijn, Mephetic Husk and the indomitable Pete Fosco) nothing quite captures the burnt-over core of the Queen City (who has recently been wearing lipstick again with some large scale gentrification projects) as the latest local-band-makes-good trio Tweens. Following a tour with the Breeders fueled by a word of mouth recommendation to Kim Deal, Tweens have released their proper debut on Frenchkiss. The record is full of these unabashed brawny, saccharine power-pop tunes that create new neural pathways for command hallucinations. Triggers include: Tweens. Symptoms include: involuntary fist-pumping, recreating adolescent deviant behaviors while over 30.
Bridget Battle sells me records at Black Plastic.
How could you listen to this song and NOT imagine a prom-like setting?