If you peer into the festival hero shot of Michael D’Addario leaping through the roof of The Lemon Twigs' SXSW showcase, you'll note the giant X on his hand: despite the fawning praise, D'Addario, brother Brian and company might be primed to break big this year (they won SXSW's Grulke Prize for Best New Act) -- but they're still not old enough to drink.
The D'Addarios, 17 and 19 at the time of the album's recent release -- spread their wings from a musical household in Long Island, fired up a couple of power mullets, and began sculpting the type of clever, influence-on-your-sleeve indie craft that turns heads and sets a band up to play undercards on the summer festival circuit. They're young, they're undaunted. But do they stick the landing?
Pull up a chair as we unpack their kickoff LP and sort out just what happens when a couple of upstarts Do Hollywood.
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