Some bands, just by their names, can give you a pretty good idea of what their music will sound like. Such is NOT the case for the young Cincinnati trio Tweens. No, they are not tweens nor do they play those sugary poppy music that you get tired of so often from top-40 stations. Describing their music as trash-pop, Tweens instead embody the sort of rebellious, garage-pop sound that you would associate for a band that has grown beyond their tween years.
With their self-titled debut record, Tweens have filled their record with hissing distortions and gritty lo-fi punk noise. But underneath it all, there exists an anthemic melodic center that hooks you. The band first came to prominence when Kim Deal personally picked out from obscurity to open for The Breeders on their tour. It is that sort of promise that Deal saw in the band and from what we hard from their debut record that makes us think bigger things are in store for Tweens.
Watch the instructional video for first single Be Mean embedded below.
Tweens – Tweens comes out 4/8 via Frenchkiss (order here)