Daddy Issues

Daddy Issues Perform Live in Stage On Herr

Daddy Issues

The Twindows

Thu · August 9, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

Daddy Issues
Daddy Issues
When singer and guitarist Jenna Moynihan saw the phrase “Daddy Issues” scribbled on the bathroom wall of a now-defunct Nashville DIY venue, she mistakenly assumed it was the name of an all-girl punk outfit sure to become her next favorite band. Upon realizing that no such band existed, Moynihan and friends Emily Maxwell (drums) and Jenna Mitchell (bass) picked up their instruments, taught themselves how to play and started their own band. Three years later, Daddy Issues are gearing up to release their full-length vinyl debut Deep Dream, out 5/19 via Infinity Cat Recordings.

The band originally caught Infinity Cat’s eye after tastemaker Casey Weissbuch offered the trio a spot on the cassette series he curates for the label, which has hosted releases from artists like Rozwell Kid, Colleen Green and Guerrilla Toss over its three-year history. Days after submitting their tape in the summer of 2015, the band signed to Infinity Cat as official artists, releasing a 7” split with Louisville band White Reaper later that year. Shortly thereafter, the band started work on Deep Dream with producer and label owner Jake Orrall (JEFF The Brotherhood, Colleen Green). Combining the sounds of ‘80s alternative, ‘90s grunge and ‘00s pop, Daddy Issues tackle the difficulties of friendship, heartbreak, mental health, sexual assault and a number of other issues that come with the package of youth in the modern world.
The Twindows
The Twindows
Think back to the first time you made the perfect mix tape: in your room for hours, long after the lights went out downstairs, head buzzing from hearing that perfect transition between songs that were never really meant to be next to each other, but fit perfectly. You loved it so much you had to play it out on your own walkman for days before giving it to that person you really wanted to impress. That’s what punk/grunge band The Twindows do for you. You are the receiver of a carefully crafted amalgamation of influences ranging from Riot Grrrl, to Disney show-tunes, from sitting by the speaker trying to make out Cobain’s lyrics, to tearing apart the living room during “You Oughta Know.” A Frankenstein of genres, The Twindows is an intimate experience that takes you away but is totally grounded, hitting hard but caressing you afterwards.

While its members are geographically spread out, The Twindows set up shop near Philadelphia PA, in 2015. They’re composed of guitarist/vocalist Aster Grimm (Key of V), guitarist Kyle “Shaggs” Anderson (Ten Cent Days), drummer Oskar Daoud, and bassist KouqJ (J and the 9’s). The group started as a pastime in the tiny, smoke-filled bedroom of a punk house in Williamsport, PA, where most bands were donning a jazz guitarist and a music school pedigree. Williamsport was a great place to grow up as a folkie, and as a result Grimm’s acoustic duo Key of V was a local hit. But being a self-taught musician who grew up listening to 90’s alternative, a rock band was her ultimate goal. The Twindows was originally a pet project, expected to die not long after it was named after the two window fans sucking smoke out of the practice space, but they started hitting basements with a full set in less than 6 months, and began recording their first full-length album in less than a year.

The Twindows are, at their core, a well-read punk band. Their lyrics focus on not just feminist social commentary and relationships, but the behavioral psychology behind it. Their sound is characterized by the quirky lead vocals of Grimm, who has been compared to everything from Dolores O’riordan to Bessie Smith. Shaggs’ guitar style emulates the likes of Kurt Cobain and Roger Stevens, and Kouqj praises the likes of Kim Gordon and Geezer Butler. But they aren’t collectively re-fashioning punk or grunge into yet another post-post-post-post etc. genre. The Twindows make use of their space by redefining a sound and compositional style that is drenched in a classic, grainy, analog grit, yet delivered in a particular flavor of a bright, refined, and refreshingly hip vibe.

The Twindows released their first full-length album in March 2018. But the real experience they offer is their live shows. Aster Grimm perches herself behind the mic, Fender Strat bound or on-top the drum kit, consistently invading the personal space of everyone from the band to the audience. She sings for you and she sings to you; ogling in disbelief at the sounds they make together as if tonight were the first time they have ever played together. Tighter than the core of the earth, as crisp as freshly squeezed morning orange juice, nomadic in nature: the road as their mistress. They chase and stomp the allure of house shows and venues all over, from stages to three inch deep puddles of beer. So feed your inner punk and enter the pit of The Twindows.
Venue Information:
Stage on Herr
268 Herr Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17102
http://www.harrisburgarts.com