Words by Sean Moeller, Illustration by Johnnie Cluney, Recording engineered by Mike Gentry
Getting older -- if you're still anywhere between 25-50 -- should mean very little. There are more and more reasons why you can't sleep in, but there are also more and more good excuses to play golf, if you're into that sort of thing. Your waistline might not be as attractive as it once was, but that's just the way that time deals with us people, cutting us down to size. Time goes for our bellies -- plying us first with cheap beer and then with expensive pours of IPAs or imports -- and then it goes for our joints. We have more people to answer to, but we need not feel that everything's garbage and that we're getting shit on. The sky is not falling and if we make the effort, we have even more opportunities to party with babes and kill it in the game of life.
The Iowa band TWINS -- led by the Sires boys Luke, Harper and Joel, along with bassist Devin Ferguson -- seem to shotgun a minimum of two tallboys before they do anything. They work up a sweat just thinking about how much damned fun they're going to try to get themselves into that night and the night after. They think about girls (harmonizing prettily about them, actually) and turning their amplifiers up as loud as they can go, thereby achieving small fractions of epic nights. Some of them are married men and yet, there's no stopping their boyish thoughts and fantasies about women and rock and roll.
TWINS Official Site
Maximum Ames Records