The Standard Presents
Levek, The Dewars
200 Anastasia Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL, 32080
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 10:45 PM)
Twin Sister create the kind of buzzy hypnotic pop you've been dreaming about since Galaxie 500 fizzled, cut with Tusk-era Fleetwood Mac thump, and a shot of Lynchian weirdness for good measure. They're slack yet focused, a spark in the dark distance on a desert highway where speed is relative.
More than anything, Twin Sister want to make music you could feel comfortable cheating on someone to.
I'm a bus driver that makes music. After a long day of elementary schoolers putting gum on my lovely pleather bus seats I enjoy a good space jam while sorting through the Disney VHS collection.
"The only way to describe The Dewars would be to imagine The Proclaimers and David Bowie getting together to write music for the circus... These Floridians traveled a long way to arrive in Vancouver, but clearly won over the unfamiliar early crowd. Their upbeat 70’s pop seemed to brighten the mood of the whole crowd and by the end of the set had everyone dancing." ~ Mitchell Black (Vancouver Music Culture)
"Twin brothers Anthony and Zachary Dewar led their six-piece group through dark-humored songs, whose lyrics ranged from “ Life is like a merry-go-round till the burial ground” to musings on the apocalypse, all set to an upbeat, Decemberists-like, old-timey folk sound. By the end of the performance, listeners might have walked away humming the catchy refrain to the group’s song “Pedophile Pete.”" ~ CMJ2010.com
"The Dewars mash feel good grooves with 60's Syd Barret/Pink Floyd and 90's style rock, convoluted I know, but they put on a great show. Especially with the banter between the space cadet twin boys." - Emmy Black (TheGetDown.com)
"The Dewars... casually took on serious themes in songs like the self-explanatory opener, "Life is Like a Merry-Go-Round Until the Burial Ground," and its anti-capitalist follow-up, "Bulls and Bears." The refrain of another song asks, "If the world was gonna end today/What would you say?" The Dewars, I'd imagine, would suggest that you just sing along while they provide the soundtrack with their indie-rock barnyard stomps." ~ Nick Murray (The Village Voice)