Twin XL, Nick Santino
815 V St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Doors 7:00 PM
Seven albums in, and The Maine’s new release You Are Ok is arguably the band’s most considerable sonic leap in their twelve-year career. What makes The Maine, The Maine is their ability and inspiration to take risks, all while staying tuned in and consistently exceeding the expectations of their fans. 2019 is shaping up to be another milestone year for these desert dwellers, which kicked off with their second ever headlining music festival in their hometown. You Are Ok marks The Maine’s first top 10 album in its premiere on the charts (peaking at #8), and also came in at #1 independent record, #2 rock album, #2 vinyl album, and #3 alternative album. Known for their live show, The Maine is taking You Are Ok around the globe this year including stops on their home continent, across South America, Europe, and more. The band will spend their summer on the Sad Summer Festival, co-headlining the inaugural year of a touring music festival in the US.
The Maine is John O’Callaghan, Pat Kirch, Jared Monaco, Garrett Nickelsen, and Kennedy Brock.
Los Angeles trio Twin XL is the creative brainchild of songwriters and producers, Cameron Walker-Wright (vocals) and brothers Stephen Gomez (bass) and John Gomez (guitar). Walker-Wright is part of the synth-pop band Nekokat and the Gomez brothers rose to international fame in The Summer Set. Collectively, the three have written and produced for artists such as All Time Low, Lindsey Stirling and Life of Dillon, as well as having their music featured in commercials and trailers such as Disney's "Christopher Robin" and ABC's "Lucifer."
Though Walker-Wright and the Gomez brothers have been working as full-time writer/producers, a part of similar social circles and often ran into each other at random gigs across the country for years, it wasn't until early 2017 after another serendipitous meeting at a LA house party, that they decided to try a day in the studio together.
The synergy between the three was clear and Twin XL was born -- a perfect storm of the glistening retro synths, catchy bass-lines, memorable melodies and Walker's smooth vocal. The EP, entirely written and produced by the band, is a balanced dichotomy of bright and summery and dark and mysterious, fusing together an infectious anti-pop sound.
From top-class performing musicians each in their own right, writers, producers, friends, and now band mates, TwinXL are paving their way to the top turning a night out at a party into a nostalgic and distinctive musical sequel full of indelible anti-pop glory.