Listen to the multi-movement suite “The Fire” from Lemon Twigs’ upcoming musical LP Go To School

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Beloved Long Island rockers Brian and and Michael and D’Addario, better known as the Lemon Twigs, released a 6-minute multi-movement epic “The Fire”, the third single from their upcoming 15 track “musical” Go To School. 

The album “tells the coming-of-age story of Shane, a pure of heart chimpanzee raised as a human boy” and features contributions from Todd Rundgren, Big Star’s Joey Stephens, and the D’Addario brothers’ mom and dad. Rundgren is an obvious point of reference on “The Fire”, which feels something like a montage of 70’s styles from AOR singer-songwriters to the theatrics of Elton John and Queen. How exactly the song’s narrative fits into the larger plot is a mystery yet to be known, but the story of “The Fire” alone is satisfying and even a bit moving in its absurd drama. 

Go To School will be released August 24th via 4AD. Lemon Twigs launch a headlining North American tour in October that will come to Union Transfer on January 15th. Full tour dates are listed below, information on the Philly show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.

Tour Dates
October 19 – SAN DIEGO, CA – Music Box
October 20 – TUCSON, AZ – 191 Toole
October 23 – AUSTIN, TX – Antone’s
October 24 – HOUSTON, TX – White Oak Music Hall, Upstairs
October 26 – NEW ORLEANS, LA – One Eyed Jack’s
October 27 – TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Wilbury (via CDU)
October 28 – BIRMINGHAM, AL – Saturn
October 30 – NASHVILLE, TN – The Basement East
October 31 – OXFORD, MS – Proud Larry’s
November 2 – ATHENS, GA – Georgia Theatre
November 3 – SAXAPAHAW, NC – Haw River Ballroom
November 4 – WASHINGTON, DC – U Street Music Hall
November 7 – ASBURY PARK, NJ – Asbury Lanes
November 9 – PAWTUCKET, RI – The Met
November 10 – NORTHAMPTON, MA – Pearl Street
November 11 – MONTREAL, QC – Corona
November 18 – MEXICO CITY, MX – Corona Capital 2018
January 14 – BOSTON, MA – Paradise
January 15 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – Union Transfer
January 18 – BROOKLYN, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
January 19 – BROOKLYN, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
January 22 – TORONTO, ON – Phoenix
January 23 – DETROIT, MI – El Club
January 25 – CHICAGO, IL – Metro
January 26 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – First Ave
January 29 – SEATTLE, WA – Neptune
January 30 – VANCOUVER, BC – Venue
January 31 – PORTLAND, OR – Wonder Ballroom
February 2 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Slim’s

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