The Lemon Twigs Share New Song “The Fire”

Go to School Due Out August 23 via 4AD

Aug 14, 2018
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The Lemon Twigs (aka brothers Brian and Michael D'Addario) are releasing their sophomore album, a concept musical entitled Go to School, on August 23 via 4AD. Previously they shared its the string- and piano-backed closing track, "If You Give Enough" (which was one of our Songs of the Week), as well as "Small Victories" (which was an honorable mention on our Songs of the Week list). Now they have shared another song from the album, "The Fire." Listen below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

Michael had this to say about the song in a press release: "With any musical, you've gotta first believe that people breaking into song every five minutes is normal-there are no rules. You've gotta believe it in order to enjoy the music and absorb the weight of the lyrics. The 'why' is just because it gets you to the next part. It's supposed to make you feel something. Go to School is not meant to be taken literally outside of the context of the art. It's what they call a 'movie for your ears,' and this scene is called 'The Fire.'"

The Lemon Twigs released their debut album, Do Hollywood, in 2016 on 4AD. Last month the band shared a teaser video for something called Go to School, which was at the time simply described as "a musical by The Lemon Twigs."

The Lemon Twigs recorded the album in their Long Island house. It features Jody Stephens (Big Star) and their father Ronnie D'Addario. A previous press release said Go to School "tells the heartbreaking coming of age story of Shane, a pure of heart chimpanzee raised as a human boy as he comes to terms with the obstacles of life. Todd Rundgren and their real life mother Susan Hall play Shane's parents."

The band had this to say about the album in the previous press release: "Something now, then, big, small, bleak, and hopeful. All in under an hour."

Last year The Lemon Twigs followed up Do Hollywood with the Brothers of Destruction EP and back in March they shared two new songs, "Foolin' Around" and "Tailor Made," neither of which is featured on the album.

Read our 2016 interview with The Lemon Twigs in our Pleased to Meet You section.

The Lemon Twigs Tour Dates:

August 14 - LONDON, UK - The Lexington
August 15 - LONDON, UK - The Lexington
August 17 - BRECON BEACONS, UK - Green Man Festival
August 18 - BIDDINGHUIZEN, NL - Lowlands Festival
August 19 - SAINT-MALO, FR - La Route Du Rock
August 23 - NEW YORK, NY - Baby's All Right **SOLD OUT**
September 6, 7 - MANCHESTER, UK - Manchester Arena +
September 9, 10, 12, 13 - LONDON, UK - O2 Arena +
September 15, 16 - BIRMINGHAM, UK - Birmingham Arena +
September 18, 19, 21, 22 - SHEFFIELD, UK - FlyDSA Arena +
September 24, 25 - DUBLIN, IE - 3Arena +
September 27, 28 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UK - Metro Radio Arena +
October 15 - LOS ANGELES, CA - The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever **SOLD OUT**
October 16, 17 - LOS ANGELES, CA - Hollywood Bowl +
November 18 - MEXICO CITY, MX - Corona Capital
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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