Twin Atlantic have more in common with Lethal Weapon actor Danny Glover than you might think. The Scottish rockers told me in an A-Sides interview earlier this week that they're getting -- to paraphrase -- too old for this "expletive" when it comes to rocking out all the time. Yep, sometimes all the Glasgow quartet of Sam McTrusty, Barry McKenna, Ross McNae, and Craig Kneale want to do is chill and play their rocking songs acoustically in, say, a classroom? I don't believe that for a second, but earlier this week the band, who are currently touring in support of their acclaimed debut album Free, performed the title track stripped down in a studio at the Music Conservatory of Westchester in White Plains, NY. Enjoy the show and watch the band who is definitely not old by any standards. How do I know this? They're playing the Warped Tour this summer. As for me? I'll be changing diapers.
Free then Speech:
Roughly around the time Twin Atlantic take the Warped Tour stage, Long Island, NY native JB Baretsky will release his debut album entitled Less is More. The singer/songwriter has performed throughout the Tri-State area with his jazzy throwback crooner sound, and has already been featured in a variety of publications including Pulse magazine. Last week, he performed his version of the famous Sinatra track "That's Life" for A-Sides and spoke about its importance to him. Listen while you watch...
About A-Sides with Jon Chattman
Jon Chattman's music series features artists (established or not) from all genres performing a track, and discussing what it means to them. This informal series focuses on the artist making art in a low-threatening, extremely informal (sometimes humorous) way. No bells, no whistles -- just the music performed in a random, low-key setting followed by an unrehearsed chat. In an industry where everything often gets overblown and over manufactured, I'm hoping this is refreshing.