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‘Home and Abroad Songs’ release show — August 7 @ Cafe Nine


We’ve been hard at work soliciting and compiling songs from bands from Connecticut, as well as out-of-state bands and some international acts. Finally, the fruits of our labor will be realized when we release the first in a series of compilation albums — entitled “Home and Abroad Songs” — with a pop music showcase Friday, August 7 at Café Nine, 250 State St., in New Haven.

We’re very excited to be releasing the comp and we’ve already started planning a second one that should be ready for release sometime around February. This should be a great show with two local acts and two out-of-state acts in keeping with Tweefort’s mission of promoting pop from CT and beyond.

Four bands featured on the album will play, including Conversion Party, Boy Genius, The Bynars and Welcome. Copies of the album will be given away at the show while they last.

You can see who else is on the album by clicking the “Releases” link to the right. And if you or your band is interested in being on an upcoming compilation, please get in touch.

Conversion Party, from New London, Conn. and Brooklyn, NY, borrows from bands such as Big Star, Teenage Fanclub and Spoon to craft their unique and catchy brand of pop. Their album, “More No More,” is a nod to traditional indiepop without straying into anything too precious. Conversion Party have been impressing audiences and bloggers alike.

Boy Genius, from Brooklyn, NY (with roots in Southeastern, Conn.), site such bands as Miracle Legion, Pavement, Teenage Fanclub and the Pixies as influences, and the ’90s college rock ethos is evident in their sound.

The indiepop blog Indie MP3 said about the band:

Boy Genius cast their influences a lot wider than simple Americana, they have an inner indiepop heartbeat and this is all adds up to a rather compelling mix of American college rock and British indiepop…I think this band are going to be something a little special.

The Bynars are a space-age synth-pop band from Boston. They site “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” as influences along side The Rentals, The Anniversary and Gary Numan. They are slated to release the third installment in their EP series in September, followed by their first full-length album in early 2010. The Bynars’ appearance in New Haven will be the first show in a tour that will take them up and down the east coast and as far west as Chicago.

Welcome is a staple in the New Haven, Conn., music scene. They are a three-piece, guitarless act playing fun, dance-inducing electro-pop.

The band said about themselves:

We like playing music and we try to do it at different places in front of people. Sometimes we rock pretty hard, other times its all feelings. There are only 3 of us but we do our best to make lots of pretty noise. Our music is a great soundtrack for eating ice cream, dancing or punching someone mean in the neck.

Tweefort will release it’s first compilation album with a 4-band indiepop showcase, Friday, August 7 at Café Nine, 250 State St., New Haven, Conn. Conversion Party, Boy Genius, The Bynars and Welcome will perform. Doors open at 9 p.m. Music begins at 10 p.m. The show is free and 21+.

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Really big show!


Tweefort has just confirmed some pretty big shows for September. Clear your calendar for the first two weeks of the month, because we’ve got lots going on and you’re not going to want to miss it.

We’re really, really excited to have just confirmed Cars Can Be Blue from Athens, GA for Thurs., Sept. 10 at Two Boots in Bridgeport. Get ready for cute, potty-mouthed indiepop goodness. Touring with CCBB will be The Lovely Eggs from Lancaster, UK. We’ll also have another band TBA. This is going to be a great show.

Tuesday, Sept. 8 we’ll have another great show at Cafe Nine in New Haven. Yeah, I know it’s a Tuesday, but what else are you going to do? Come out and hear some good music. This show will be FREE. We’ll have New Haven’s own Eula, who need no introduction. We’ll also have Cleemann, who hails from Denmark, playing some Radiohead-ish solo music. Cleemann will be in the states for the Nebraska Pop Festival, and we’re pretty psyched we’ll be able to get him a show. There’ll be another band TBA as well.

Starting the month off right, Thurs., Sept. 3, we’ll have two European bands and one hometown hero at Cafe Nine. Labrador hails from Denmark and Germany. You’ll want to hear this guitar and bass duo sing their brand of loungy indiepop. Lisa Bouvier, from Sweden, spends a lot of her time in a great band called Stars In Coma, but we’ll have her with her own backing band. She sings some really fun, up-tempo indiepop that will get your head bobbing — it might even get your feet moving. Rounding out the line-up will be the solo debut and CD release of New Haven music veteran Steve Deal. We’re really excited to be able to host Steve … his new solo stuff is great and it sounds like the influences run the gamut from Buddy Holly to Cheap Trick. Be sure to come out and support Steve.

Don’t forget about our shows in August as well … August 7 will be the Tweefort compilation release show with Conversion Party, Boy Genius, Welcome and The Bynars. August 27 we’ll be at Surf Nite! at Two Boots getting down to some good surf-inspired garage pop with The Mystery Lights and The Villains.

We’re really glad to be able to bring all this great pop music to Southern CT — now get out of your house and enjoy it.