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by Mike Breen 06.10.2013
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Tweens Sign to Frenchkiss Records

Local Noise Pop trio inks deal for new album with esteemed indie imprint

Most who’ve heard or seen the widely buzzed-about Cincinnati Indie/Punk/Pop/Rock trio Tweens knew it was only a matter of time before a national label signed the band. It was no shock, then, when it was recently announced that the band — which just played the MidPoint Indie Summer series on Fountain Square and was hand-picked to open a string of high profile dates for The Breeders —  had inked a deal with respected indie label, Frenchkiss Records. Frenchkiss, which was started in 1999 by Syd Butler of Les Savy Fav, has become known for its consistently high-quality signings and ability to discover bands who’ve taken their acts to the next level, including The Hold Steady and Passion Pit. The label is currently home to acclaimed artists Local Natives, Bloc Party, Crocodiles and The Drums.According to the label, the threesome — Bridget Battle (vocals, guitar), Peyton Copes (bass) and Jerri Queen (drums/baking vocals) — will be recording its debut album for Frenchkiss this summer. Tweens' next Cincinnati show is July 3, when they’ll perform as part of the outdoor Northside Rock and Roll Carnival. Read CityBeat's recent interview with Tweens and keep tabs on the group at facebook.com/tweencity.Here's a recent demo posted by the band for the song "Don't Wait Up."<a href="http://tweens.bandcamp.com/track/dont-wait-up-demo">Don't Wait Up (DEMO) by Tweens</a>

Passion Pit with Cults

June 5 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Passion Pit’s jaunty Electro Pop and frontman Michael Angelakos’ perpetually high-pitched vocals belie troubling subject matter that ranges from relatively common stuff like love-life problems and family issues to darker concerns like depression and substance abuse.  

Passion Pit

Nov. 4 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Monday, October 29, 2012
It was a wintry night three years ago at the Northside Tavern when Passion Pit turned the joint into a Synth Pop sauna; wild-eyed reviews of the show heightened expectations for the Massachusetts sextet’s return.   

U.S. Loves Drake, Passion Pit Loves Tacos, Music Biz Hates You

1 Comment · Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Americans download more music illegally than any other country (and we steal Drake's music the most), Passion Pit defends Taco Bell ad and the RIAA won't be bilking you for hundreds of thousands of dollars anymore (but others just might)  

Dance Dance Revolution

Passion Pit is the latest, greatest Indie Rock band to get bodies moving

0 Comments · Friday, January 23, 2009
People like to dance. This is a simple coda that permeates all facets of music, from Hip Hop to Pop to Rock. Knowing this, it should come as no surprise that Indie Rock would soon follow suit. Enter Passion Pit, the next in the line of Indie Rock party starters with synth-heavy grooves, crazy live shows and Michael Angelakos’ vocals that are so over-the-top falsetto Alvin and the Chipmunks would be jealous.