The Lemon Twigs’ New Video Features Geriatric Make-Outs, Snowball Fights
Last year, brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario made their grand entrance as the Lemon Twigs with Do Hollywood, their 4AD-issued debut. So far, the album's associated visuals have kept it glam; the pair donned powdered wigs and feathered hats in the "These Words" video, while "As Long as We're Together" found the Long Island natives pulling off convincing David Bowie impressions. Their latest clip off Do Hollywood — for album highlight "I Wanna Prove to You" — is much more down-to-earth, but weird as fuck nonetheless.
Directed by Nick Roney, it follows the brothers back home to their grandparents' house in Utah, where they flip through photo albums, attend church, share a home-cooked meal — and unsuccessfully pry into the couple's sex life. Spanking, snowball fights and jam sessions ensue, because that's just what families do. Check it out below, and read on for Roney's hilarious report on how the whole thing went down — spoiler alert: not well — and the Lemon Twigs' upcoming tour dates.
The Lemon Twigs released their debut album, Do Hollywood, last year via 4AD. Get it here.
The song is about proving your love, which is something I can’t really fathom because of how generally self-centered I am. But I figured my grandparents knew something about it because they had been married for 50 years, so their relationship seemed to make an appropriate backdrop for the video. Overall, the experience was heartbreaking for me, and I never would have imagined that things would have gone south as they did. Now that my wounds have sort of healed, I wish the Lemon Twigs and my grandparents the best and hold no ill will against them. My aunt recently told me that the adoption process is underway, which I guess could make for a lively Thanksgiving.
THE LEMON TWIGS on TOUR
Feb. 14 — Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Indoor
Feb. 15 — Houston, TX @ The Raven Tower
Feb. 17 — Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Feb. 18 — Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
Feb. 21 — New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Feb. 26 — Tokyo, Japan @ Hostess Club Weekender – Studio Coast
Mar. 23 — Bristol, England @ Thekla
Mar. 24 — Nottingham, England @ The Bodega Social Club
Mar. 26 — Dublin, Ireland @ The Workingman’s Club
Mar. 28 — Manchester, England @ Gorilla
Mar. 29 — London, England @ KOKO
Mar. 31 — Paris, France @ Elysee Monmartre
Apr. 1 — Nantes, France @ Stereolux
Apr. 2 — Tourcoing, France @ Le Grand Mix
Apr. 4 — Hamburg, Germany @ Indra
Apr. 5 — Berlin, Germany @ Fraanz
Apr. 6 — Brussels, Belgium @ BRDCST Festival (AB Club)
Apr. 7 — Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso-Noord, Tolhuistuin
Apr. 8 — Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Motel Mozaique (Rotown)
Apr. 14, 21 — Indio, CA @ Coachella
Jun. 8-11 — Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
Jun. 28 — Ferrara, Italy @ Bands Apart Festival/Ferrara Sotto le Stelle
Jun. 30 –—St. Gallen, Switzerland @ OpenAir St. Gallen
Jul. 14-16 — Gräfenhainichen, Germany @ Melt! Festival
Jul. 28-30 — Niigata, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival – Naeba Ski Resort
Aug. 31-Sep. 3 — Salisbury, England @ End of the Road Festival