Australia’s Twerps Releasing Merge Debut (Preview via Hype Machine), Touring US this Spring

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Australia’s Twerps are prepping the release of the second LP and Merge Records debut, Range Anxiety, on January 27, but you can preview the record via Hype Machine now. Comparisons to Real Estate and fellow Aussies the Go-Betweens aren’t too far off the mark, though with more of a lo-fi (but warm) 90s indie rock aesthetic. They sound a lot like a band who are opening for one of your favorite bands in 1996.

After supporting Belle and Sebastian on the Australian leg of their tour, and one show with Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Twerps head stateside for a month-long US tour that hits SXSW before a San Francisco stop at Bottom of the Hill on March 30th.

Check out the stream at Hype Machine, and/or order the record via Merge, or save a CD tree and order via iTunes.

Full tour dates: 
Jan 24 Melbourne, AU – Sugar Mountain Festival
Jan 28 Brisbane, AU – The Tivoli *
Jan 29 Sydney, AU – Enmore *
Feb 01 Melbourne, AU – Palais *
Feb 03 Perth, AU – Astor Theatre *
Feb 27 Melbourne, AU – Melbourne Zoo #
Mar 07 Meredith, AU – Golden Plains Festival
Mar 13 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
Mar 14 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Mar 15 Washington, DC – DC9
Mar 16 Durham, NC – The Pinhook
Mar 17 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Mar 18 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
Mar 19-21 Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 24 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
Mar 25-27 Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest
Mar 29 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory (Burgerama)
Mar 30 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
Apr 02 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Apr 03 Vancouver, BC – The Fox Cabaret
Apr 04 Seattle, WA – The Sunset Tavern
Apr 05 Missoula, MT – Stage 112
Apr 07 Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
Apr 08 Minneapolis, MT – First Avenue and 7th Street Entry
Apr 10 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
Apr 11 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
* with Belle and Sebastian
# with Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks

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