Review: The Lemon Twigs – Do Hollywood (4AD)

the-lemon-twigsAlthough they haven’t even yet cracked the age of 20, Long Island sibling duo The Lemon Twigs have crafted what is arguably one of the best throwback records in recent memory.  Not so subtle hints of the brothers’ infatuation with The Beatles is obvious throughout the album’s 10 tracks, but they also display a keen sense of Queen-inspired background harmonies, Wings-quirkiness and Elton John-like eccentricity. For almost every chill-inducing moment such as The Beach Boys inspiration that dominates “How Lucky Am I?” the band spins an upbeat, tongue-in-cheek tale of murder (“Those Days Is Comin’ Soon”), but also embraces 70’s-inspired pop, as heard on “These Words,” “As Long As We’re Together,” and “I Wanna Prove To You.”