Twerps

Range Anxiety

Merge

Feb 11, 2015 Issue #52 - January/February 2015 - St. Vincent Bookmark and Share


On their second official full-length, which is a notch or two below their fine 2011 self-titled LP, Melbourne chime-and-jangle poppers Twerps attempt to stumble casually into brilliance like The Bats, Pavement, and Yo La Tengo have before them. Vacillating between perfectly mellow and totally ambitionless, Ranger Anxiety is unerringly pleasant, and the slowly avalanching slacker anthem "I Don't Mind" is potentially Twerps' best moment on record. But highlights are too rare here, and not entirely impressive in and of themselves; such instances tend to stand out mostly because after a spin of Range Anxiety, one doesn't exactly expect much from Twerps. (www.facebook.com/Twerpsmusic)

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