A Dream is All We Know by The Lemon Twigs album review by David Saxum for Northern Transmissions. The duo's LP is now out on Captured Tracks


A Dream is All We Know

The Lemon Twigs

The Lemon Twigs, the rock-pop duo from New York, have done it again with their latest album, A Dream is All We Know. This album is a nostalgic trip back in time, crafted with intricate vocal harmonies and a rich tapestry of instruments that make it an instant classic. Listening to this album feels like discovering a lost treasure from the 60s, a hidden gem that somehow slipped through the cracks.

The Lemon Twigs have a sound that seems to be plucked straight out of Studio 2 at Abbey Road and transported into the modern day. Their music is a delightful blend of The Byrds, California’s Beach Boys, and England’s The Beatles. This fusion is achieved through their meticulous use of analog recording techniques and their talent for layering harmonies. The result is a modern take on 60s rock that feels both fresh and familiar.

The entire album exemplifies their signature style, but a few tracks stand out. “Ember Days” and “In The Eyes of The Girl” are particularly noteworthy. “Ember Days” has a smooth, mellow vibe with vocal harmonies that ebb and flow, creating a soundscape reminiscent of the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds. Meanwhile, “In The Eyes of The Girl” is a beautiful love song with the poignant line, “In the eyes of the world I’m too far gone… in the eyes of the girl I’ve won.” This lyric tugs at your heartstrings and showcases their knack for writing emotionally resonant songs.

If you were to listen to this album without any context, you might believe you’ve stumbled upon a forgotten band from the 60s. Tracks like “Rock On” and “Church Bells” perfectly capture the essence of 60s pop rock with their catchy melodies and seamless instrument swaps. The Lemon Twigs’ talent is evident in their ability to play a wide range of instruments and build complex melodies. Throughout the album, you’ll hear everything from keys and strings to various horns, showcasing their versatility and creativity.

A Dream is All We Know is an album that transcends time. It’s a dense, nostalgic journey that allows listeners to experience a bygone era. For fans of 60s rock, this album is a dream come true, offering a glimpse into the past while maintaining a contemporary edge. The Lemon Twigs have crafted something truly special with this release, blending the old and the new in a way that feels both timeless and innovative.

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