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The Lemon Twigs’ new album, Go to School, is a musical about a chimpanzee

on July 10, 2018, 1:19pm

The Lemon Twigs, the rowdy rock outfit of brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario, has announced a new album, Go To School, the follow-up to 2016’s Do Hollywood. Described as a musical about a “pure of heart chimpanzee,” it arrives on August 24th via 4AD.

Written, recorded, produced, and mixed at their home in Long Island, the 15-track effort follows the aforementioned monkey, Shane, as he “comes to terms with the obstacles of life” after being raised by his parents as a human boy. The brothers’ real-life mother, Susan Hill, plays Shane’s mother on the album, with journeyman musician Todd Rundgren stepping in as the father. Other contributors include Big Star’s Jody Stephens and the boys’ father, Ronnie D’Addario.

“Something now, then, big, small, bleak, and hopeful. All in under an hour,” the band says of the album in a press release.

The album’s lead single is also its closing track, “If You Give Enough”, a theatrical and heartfelt piano ballad that imparts the wisdom that “life’s only good as love, if you give enough.” Hear it below.

Go To School Artwork:

lemon twigs go to school

 

Go To School Tracklist:
01. Never In My Arms, Always In My Heart
02. The Student Becomes The Teacher
03. Rock Dreams
04. The Lesson
05. Small Victories
06. Wonderin’ Ways
07. The Bully
08. Lonely
09. Queen Of My School
10. Never Know
11. Born Wrong/Heart Song
12. The Fire
13. Home of a Heart (The Woods)
14. This Is My Tree
15. If You Give Enough

The band will also hit the road in August for a slew of festival performances, as well as solo gigs in London and New York City and a slot opening for the Arctic Monkeys. See their full tour itinerary below.

The Lemon Twigs 2018 Tour Dates:
08/08 – Oslo, NO @
08/09 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West Festival
08/11 – Rees, DE @ Haldern Pop Festival
08/14 – London, UK @ The Lexington
08/15 – London, UK @ The Lexington
08/17 – Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival
08/18 – Biddinghuzen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
08/19 – Saint-Malo, FR @ La Route Du Rock
08/23 – New York, NY @ Baby’s All Right
09/06 – Manchester, UK @ Arena ^
09/07 – Manchester, UK @ Arena ^
09/09 – London, UK @ The O2 ^
09/10 – London, UK @ The O2 ^
09/12 – London, UK @ The O2 ^
09/13 – London, UK @ The O2 ^
09/15 – Birmingham, UK @ Arena ^
09/16 – Birmingham, UK @ Arena ^
09/18 – Sheffield, UK @ Flydsa Arena ^
09/19 – Sheffield, UK @ Flydsa Arena ^
09/21 – Sheffield, UK @ Flydsa Arena ^
09/22 – Sheffield, UK @ Flydsa Arena ^
09/24 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena ^
09/25 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena ^
09/27 – Newcastle, UK @ Metro Radio Arena ^
09/28 – Newcastle, UK @ Metro Radio Arena ^
10/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl ^
11/18 – Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital

^ = w/ Arctic Monkeys

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