Bootleg Theater Presents
Drum & Lace, TWINKIDS
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
This event is 21 and over
‘You’ll adore these muffled melodies and dolorous, drifting elegies.’ – The Guardian
‘Lovely dream pop.’ – The Fader
It’s not so often that a band’s name truly reflects their sound, but when it comes to Swedish solo pop act Summer Heart (David Alexander), you can expect just that; hazy, sun- bleached tracks that are the perfect anthem to remembering hot July nights filled with skinny dipping and sleeping in.
Following the release of countless EPs and singles, including the most recent release, 2016’s Colours EP, Alexander wrote a lot of music, including two full-length albums that he eventually decided not to release. Now, he is set to release second full length 101 in August 2017, a piece of work that is decidedly, uniquely, confidently Summer Heart. Recorded in Malmo and Stockholm, Sweden early 2017, the record was inspired by Alexander’s time in NYC, discovering the city and observing the city’s residents.
“The record can be seen as a ten track love story, with ups and downs and all the in- betweens... never being satisfied, always wanting more, grass is greener on the other side." Alexander says. With inspirations being taken from more than just music (think style, photography, literature, nature,), 101 feels a lot like the soundtrack to a home video from a long ago roadtrip or a summer barbecue with friends. While you might get the dream pop vibe, (akin to bands like Washed Out, Blood Orange, and Toro y Moi), Alexander’s sound is familiar yet all his own.
Drum & Lace
Composer & trip hop advocate
Music for film, fashion and media
Live set coming soon in a city near you
Queer pop duo TWINKIDS is pianist-producer Matt Young and Tokyo-native singer-songwriter Gene Fukui. After meeting at Oberlin College & Conservatory in northeast Ohio – the same rural campus that spawned the likes of Teengirl Fantasy, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Liz Phair – the two quickly discovered a mutual reverence for electronic music and began writing, producing, and performing as one. They went on to study at the renowned Banff Centre in Canada under Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene.
TWINKIDS bring together Gene’s experience as a J-pop songwriter and Matt’s background in classical piano, delivering genre-bending tunes with catchy hooks and lush harmonies. Following releases on Cascine, Yellow Year Records, a collaboration with Australian singer-songwriter Sophie Lowe, and official remixes for Dawn Richard and Ghostly International, the LA-based duo has garnered support from Rolling Stone, NYLON, The Fader, Stereogum, OUT Magazine, & Sirius XM.
TWINKIDS released their debut EP “Boys Love” this summer on Om Records, with the EP title paying homage to the gay romance manga genre of the same name. Drawing influence from 80’s J-pop and artists like Imogen Heap and Bjork, the EP’s five songs tell coming-of-age stories about falling in love.