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Following on from the recent release of their stunning sophomore album, On Repeat, The Two Tens have now followed this up with the release of their spooky new single, Looney Bin. The single was released via Man Della Records on October 27th, just in time for Halloween, and it features the all new title track, Looney Bin, and on the flip side there’s a Screamin’ Lord Remix of Mean Spirit, the original version of which appeared on their sophomore album.
Looney Bin leans towards the punkier side of The Two Tens style, it carries the spirit of the Ramones along with their own ragged garage energy to produce a perfect single. The Screamin’ Lord Remix of Mean Spirit is awash with Halloween sound effects, doors creak and ghosts and zombies moan in the background, all with a decidedly b-movie set of sound effects that compliment the track perfectly, and I find myself actually preferring the spooky remix to the original version that appeared on On Repeat. Looney Bin is another release from The Two Tens that borders on perfection, the brand new title track and the seasonal remix of Mean Spirits are the perfect release for this creepiest time of year.
Seasonal releases can be hit or miss, the urge to cover an overly familiar standard or pressure to try write something that fits into the time of year has resulted in many a substandard Halloween single over the years, but The Two Tens have hit the nail on the head, or hammered it into the coffin if we’re looking for Halloween metaphors, with Looney Bin. This is a single that sits happily alongside their back catalogue, and will also be a perfect addition to your Halloween playlist.
Looney Bin can be ordered via Man Della Records here
Happy Halloween from The Punk Site
Following on from the recent release of the stunning On Repeat album The Two Tens have released their spooky new single Looney Bin. The single has been released just in time for Halloween, and it features the all new title track and a Screamin’ Lord Remix of Mean Spirit. A review of Looney Bin will appear on The Punk Site on Halloween.
The Punk Site review of On Repeat can be read here
You can download and stream Looney Bin here
Following on from the recent release of the stunning On Repeat album The Two Tens have announced pre-orders for their new single Looney Bin. The single will be released on October 27th, just in time for Halloween, and it features the all new title track and a Screamin’ Lord Remix of Mean Spirit. You can stream the singles title track via Bandcamp here
The Punk Site review of On Repeat can be read here
You can pre-order Looney Bin, and order the On Repeat and Volume albums, here
The Two Tens have just released On Repeat, the follow-up to their acclaimed debut album Volume. Not only have the themes of heartbreak, heartache and depression reared their heads again on the LA based duo’s new studio LP, but the pile-driving rock that dominates these thirteen original tracks, along with a bludgeoning cover of the Unknown Mortal Orchestra track Nerve Damage, are an equal and familiar punch in the gut. On Repeat builds on the raw garage-punk that dominated their previous effort, the duo have also expanded their musical palette to include a poppier edge to some of the tracks.
The Punk Site‘s five star review of On Repeat can be read here
On Repeat can be ordered via Man Della Records here
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The Two Tens are set to release their new album, On Repeat, on the 18th August via Man Della Records, there’s a theory that a band’s second album is the hardest as they’ve previously spent years developing and refining the material that populates the debut release, and as a result making the process of delivering a sophomore album that lives up to their debut an impossible task. If this theory is correct then no one has told The Two Tens, I adored their 2016 debut Volume and I will admit to some trepidation as On Repeat has followed so quickly on it’s heels, but any concerns I had were blown away as they haven’t equalled their stunning debut, they’ve surpassed it.
From the opening fuzzed out garage of the title track I start to get the feeling that this album is going to be something very special, this is borne out as every single track carries the infectious hallmarks of their debut, but it all sounds more focused and polished but crucially this is achieved without sacrificing their relentless energy and enthusiasm. Tracks such as Keeping Hope Alive, Stuck In My Head, Burden and Streetlight are perfect rough edged pop gems that no one else does as well as The Two Tens, but these sugar rushes are counterbalanced by fuzzier darker numbers and frantic blasts that carry the insistent hooks and infectious choruses that have become The Two Tens trademark.
The Two Tens are a perfect blend of old school punk energy, snotty garage attitude and sweet sixties pop, and it would seem the duo that make up The Two Tens, Adam Bones and Rikki Styxx, have formed a perfect partnership as they have now released two flawless albums in as many years. The Two Tens have delivered an album that I can’t fault on any level, and I doubt that I’ll hear a better album this year, On Repeat is a prophetic album title as that’s exactly what has happened since I first played it and if The Two Tens keep up their current trajectory then I’m going to have to add another star to our rating system for their next album.
You can pre-order On Repeat via Man Della Records here and Bandcamp here
The Two Tens are set to release the follow up to their stunning debut album, Volume, later this summer, the familiar themes of heartbreak, heartache and depression have reared their heads again on the LA based duo’s new studio LP, On Repeat, but the pile driving garage rock that dominates the thirteen original tracks are an equal and familiar punch in the gut. The Two Tens also plan to hit the road hard later this summer in support of On Repeat, and promise a number of music videos to accompany the high octane tracks that fuel this new release.
On Repeat can be pre-ordered on physical formats via Man Della Records here
You can stream the title track from the forthcoming album here
The Two Tens have released their new single, Keeping Hope Alive, on vinyl and digital formats, the new release also features a Little Richard cover, Bama Lama Bama Loo, on the b side. Keeping Hope Alive is taken from The Two Tens forthcoming sophomore album, that is due for release in July 2017 on Man Della Records. The Two Tens will be performing a series of headline shows before touring with The Dollyrots and Go Betty Go
Keeping Hope Alive can purchased and streamed here
The Video for Keeping Hope Alive, and the band’s tour dates, can be viewed below Read More…
The Two Tens
have racked up a lot of accomplishments since the release of their first EP, Volume 1
, including three additional EPs, the full-length LP Volume
, and four US tours. Since then, The Two Tens
have signed with Man Della Records
for the release of their as-yet-untitled second album, due July 14th. They’ve already tracked three songs in Minneapolis with producer John Fields
, including Keeping Hope Alive
, the lead-off single which will be released in advance of the album on February 10.
Keeping Hope Alive
can be pre-ordered on vinyl and digital formats here
The video for Keeping Hope Alive can be viewed below
The Two Tens have released Keeping Hope Alive as a single ahead of their, as yet untitled, sophomore album that is being released later this year on Man Della Records, the track is backed up on the b-side by another new composition, Bama Lama Bama Loo. As well as being available for download there are a very limited number of mixed colour vinyl singles, that are available on a first come first served basis. These are all uniquely coloured, ranging from maroon tints in the vinyl to marbling of colours, each one is different and there are only 75 of the mixed colour vinyl singles available and each one is hand numbered.
You can stream and purchase Keeping Hope Alive here
L.A. punk duo The Two Tens start their summer tour tomorrow, July 15th, the #VOLUMETOUR is in support of acclaimed debut album Volume. The album will now be released on limited edition clear vinyl from July 15th on Man Della Records and is currently available for download and on CD from Ugly Sugar Records
You can read thepunksite.com review of The Two Tens debut album here
The Two Tens have also released a video about the making of Volume, the video can be viewed below