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Rising alt-pop trio TWIN XL announces today that they will be joining The Maine on the entirety of their ‘The Mirror’ Tour hitting 27 major markets nationwide this fall. The tour kicks off on October 21 in San Antonio, TX and wraps on November 30 in Phoenix, AZ and includes stops in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, and Portland. Tickets are available now for purchase on the band’s official website HERE. To kick off today’s announcement, TWIN XL has launched a contest for fans to win tickets to see them perform with The Maine this fall. CLICK HERE to enter.
During these shows, TWIN XL will perform songs off their 7-song debut EP How To Talk To Strangers, out now via RED MUSIC/Position Records, which includes the catchy and critically-acclaimed lead single “Good.” Described by Nylon as “very, very good,” and by MTV News as “a Certified Bop™,” “Good” has seen success on Alternative Radio reaching a new peak of #24 on this week’s Mediabase Alternative Airplay chart. The track is currently #27 on Billboard‘s Alternative Songs chart and featured on Apple Music’s Alternative Radio Station and Spotify’s The New Alt (850K followers) and It’s ALT Good! (358K followers) playlists.
In under a year, the hypnotic hybrid of alt-pop band TWIN XL has generated 2 million-plus streams for the Los Angeles-based trio comprised of Cameron Walker-Wright [vocals] and brothers Stephen [bass] and John Gomez [guitar]. Not to mention, the band has toured alongside the likes of lovelytheband, The Maine, The Mowgli’s, Jukebox The Ghost, and I Don’t Know How But They Found Me and scored high-profile syncs on FOX’s The Resident, Hulu’s Light As A Feather, and MTV’s Ex On The Beach, to name a few. Along the way, the band has received acclaim from the likes of Nylon, MTV News, The 405, Alternative Press, and Substream Magazine.
A mélange of analog synths, guitars, and iridescent production drives the group’s 2019 debut EP, How To Talk To Strangers [RED MUSIC].
“Sonically, we wanted to work in classic instruments, synthesizers, and vintage drum machines,” explains John. “At the same time-because we love hip-hop-we blended these timeless elements with modern rhythmic tendencies. Our music is the result. It’s a mix of lo-fi and hi-fi with retro feels.”
“When you can achieve that warmth, it’s like listening to a tape or a record,” Cameron adds. “That classic feeling is the goal.”
In late 2018, the musicians congregated for a casual songwriting session in Los Angeles. Over the past decade, their paths had previously crossed with John and Stephen in The Summer Set and Cameron in Nekokat. However, they decided to collaborate for the first time for fun. Simply put, magic happened…
Rallying around shared inspirations such as Foster The People, CHVRCHES, MGMT, and The Cure, they unlocked a singular sound by striking a balance between old school and new school stylings. An early session yielded the breakout hit “Good,” which has clocked over 1.7 million Spotify streams within a few months and has soared at Alternative Radio.
Stream the band’s debut EP How To Talk To Strangers HERE.