Take a listen to Merge Records new signing, Melbourne, Australia's Twerps. The band and label have released a preview of the brand new EP "Underlay," and for one week, starting today you'll be able to stream the release online via soundcloud.
From the label:
Listen & share the Underlay digital EP via Soundcloud now for the next week, and get excited about Twerps' new full-length album coming in early 2015. Underlay is available for purchase at iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, or Google Play now.
Upon signing to Merge, Marty from Twerps said, "Great minds think alike' that is straight up why we have decided to release records with Merge. Along with having a bad ass catalogue they also are musicians, and know how musicians think. They are lovely, talented and awesome. Thanks Merge. We love ya xx"
If you have a soft spot in your heart for Hilarie Sidney (Secret Square, The High Water Marks) and the songwriting of Dan Treacy (Television Personalities), you'll be in very good hands here. The band's sound is so similar that even we had to check the liner notes to make sure that this wasn't just a relocation super group - the band has been together for close to five years now. It's also not surprising then that the band's label in Australia (Chapter Music) also houses other similar genre tastemakers in groups like Tenniscoats and The Cannanes, to name a few. Take a listen to Twerps, and we can promise that you'll love these songs just as much as we do.