L.A.-BASED DUO THE TWO TENS TO RELEASE THEIR HARD-HITTING DEBUT STUDIO ALBUMVOLUME FEBRUARY 26TH
THE TWO TENS (photo credit: Oly Kaz)
Buzzing guitars, big thumping drums and sheets of skysaw vocals… this is The Two Tens. Barely a year old, The Two Tens consist of guitarist/vocalist Adam Bones and drummer Rikki Styxx. Inspired by ‘60s garage and ‘70s punk along with all manner of modern buzz ‘n’ fuzz, Bones and Styxx are ready to bring The Two Tens sound and style to you and your mama.
Shortly after forming, the band quickly wrote 12 songs and recorded them with producer Bruce Duff (Prima Donna, Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs) at Paul Roessler’s (Screamers, 45 Grave) Kitten Robot studio in Los Angeles. Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Dirtbombs) mixed the recordings in Detroit. The cover was created by Stephen Blickenstaff, well-known for his iconic cover art for the Cramp’s Bad Music for Bad People.
The Two Tens played an official showcase at SXSW 2015 Saturday Night, were picked as one of six L.A. bands to see at SXSW by Los Angeles Magazine, and had a song in Showtime’s Shameless at the start of the 2015 season. They’ve supported the Sonics, Naked Raygun, Electric Six and the Misfits, toured the West Coast, played festivals Echo Park Rising, Viva Pomona and HiFi Rockfest.
The Two Tens new debut album Volume will be available on CD and digital formats February 26, 2016 via Ugly Sugar Records.
2. Ella Don’t Like My Hat
3. Watching Me
4. Sweet As Pie
6. Rush Out
7. Care At All
9. I Cant Win
10. You Want It All
11. Can’t Pull Through
HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY BEEN SAYING ABOUT THE TWO TENS:
“The Two Tens’ genius together is evident from the first crashing cymbal and mind-blowing guitar riff. Garage punk at its best.” – THE HUFFINGTON POST
“Styxx ‘n’ Bones will never hurt you, but they sure will leave your ears ringing for a few days… As The Two Tens, though, they’ve apparently found their calling and have been compared to everyone from Ramones to White Stripes to sundry Nuggets combos. Have they got it going on, or what?” – BLURT MAGAZINE
“Nothing over-thought or overwrought here: The Two Tens serve up lightning-quick garage rock that turns the clock back to first-wave punk. The single ‘Scene’ persistently asks ‘Where’s your scene?’ and delivers an answer in just over two minutes: Wherever you’re keeping your old Ramones vinyl. As adrenaline rushes go, this is just about perfect.” – BUZZBANDS LA
“Dynamic Los Angeles rock duo The Two Tens originally played together in the band Adam Bones but when that band began to falter, they realized that it was time for a change. With a similar sense of humor, work ethic and musical chemistry that just clicked, they knew that they could put their punk rock influences and penchant for having fun to good use. And boy are we glad they did!” – GRIMY GOODS
“The Two Tens exude a ferocious sound live and we don’t see any signs of them letting up.” – LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
“….an intensely raw performance.” – L.A. RECORD
“While most rock ‘n’ roll duos with a male guitar player and a female drummer invariably draw lazy comparisons to the White Stripes, Los Angeles’s The Two Tens are committed wholeheartedly to power-punk, and have more in common with the Mr. T Experience and the Briefs. Frontman Adam Bones and drummer Rikki Styxx fervently espouse the philosophy of short, fast, and loud. With songs rarely passing the three-minute mark, the Two Tens summon the frantic, f**k-all energy of the Ramones, if the Ramones had smiled a lot more and sneered a lot less. If these two are as fun to watch live as they are to listen to, tonight will be the most dumb fun you’ve had since pogoing at your first all-ages show.” – THE PORTLAND MERCURY
THE TWO TENS LIVE DATES:
Jan. 22 – Yucca Tap Room – Tempe AZ
Jan. 23 – Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 20 – Howl – Long Beach, CA
(more dates to be announced soon)
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