Published Jul 10, 2018Power duo the Lemon Twigs impressed with their 2016 debut Do Hollywood, and now they've announced plans for their sophomore album. Titled Go to School, the LP will arrive on August 24 via 4AD.
The project is an ambitious and wildly imaginative one, telling the story of a chimpanzee named Shane, who's raised as a human boy and faces all the coming-of-age challenges that entails.
The recording process was a family affair, as brothers Brian and Michael D'Addario enlisted their mother to play the role of Shane's mother, accompanied by Todd Rundgren as the fictional chimp's father. The boys' real father, Ronnie D'Addario, also made contributions to the record, as did Big Star's Jody Stephens.
The first listen to the new material arrives with lead single and album closer "If You Give Enough." According to a press release, it encapsulates the moral of the entire album: "Give a lot of love without expecting it in return and you won't be corrupted by the hate around you."
Scroll past the full tracklisting for Go to School to hear "If You Give Enough."
Following the release of Do Hollywood, the D'Addarios also released the Brothers of Destruction EP and a pair of one-off singles called "Foolin' Around" and "Tailor Made."
Go to School:
1. Never In My Arms, Always In My Heart
2. The Student Becomes The Teacher
3. Rock Dreams
4. The Lesson
5. Small Victories
6. Wonderin' Ways
7. The Bully
9. Queen Of My School
10. Never Know
11. Born Wrong/Heart Song
12. The Fire
13. Home of a Heart (The Woods)
14. This Is My Tree
15. If You Give Enough