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Although bassist/vocalist Peyton Copes and drummer/vocalist Jerri Queen are still involved with their group Vacation, the band’s hiatus resulted in the pair launching a new outfit with roommate Bridget Battle, which they christened Tweens. The guitarist/vocalist brought a diverse set of influences to the new aggregation, including Doo Wop and ‘60s girl groups, and lined up perfectly with her new bandmates as far as ‘90s budget Rock and Punk are concerned. In a ridiculously short time, Tweens became a sensation at home and pretty much everywhere else; their Comet residency led to a string of East Coast dates that served as label showcases. Upon their return, they opened for The Breeders, who liked them so much, they took them out for a several shows on the East and West Coast. The showcase dates paid dividends fairly quickly when respected Indie label Frenchkiss got Tweens to sign on the line and are likely happy with the band’s already scheduled plan to hit the studio this summer for their debut full-length (they’ve previously posted some demos and their Live at Mohawk EP), which will hopefully feature their ace cover of “I’m Gonna Steal Your Boyfriend” by ‘60s Cincinnati girl group The Teardrops. It will definitely offer up a generous portion of their scorching and infectious originals. Tweens are blowing up and growing up in a hurry; see them while they still have a local address.
YDIIYD: The Ramones and The Ronettes rumble in the Punk version of West Side Story. (BB)
"Tweens makes us want to drink 3 Big Gulps and throw the cups on the ground in a parking lot" - RCRD LBL
"Dream City." - Stereogum