Published Jan 27, 2017Teenage retro rockers the Lemon Twigs can't legally drink in the States, but that hasn't stopped them from selling out bars with their raucous live performances and delivering a stellar debut LP, last year's Do Hollywood. But it isn't that much of a surprise, all things considered: co-frontmen and brothers Brian and Michael D'Addario — now 19 and 17, respectively — got their start as child actors, and musician father Ronnie has had the boys rocking out since they were wee lads.
Now, you can witness the youthful magic yourself: we've unearthed plenty of footage of the brothers' old band, Members of the Press, kicking ass since 2009.
The group, rounded out by bassist Thomas Murphy and future Lemon Twig Danny Ayala on keys, boasts impressive covers of many of their influences — including the Beatles, the Who and the Velvet Underground — and some of the aughts' best, including Wolfmother and, as was common for the age and era, lots and lots of My Chemical Romance.
Watch the Twiglets grow up before your very eyes. It's like indie rock's version of Boyhood!
And if you're still feeling foggy on who exactly the Lemon Twigs are, check out Exclaim!'s introduction to the band here, as well as our recent review of their Toronto show.
Pick up The Velvet Underground & Nico on pink vinyl here.