The Two Tens photo by Chris Barber
We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Los Angeles based garage/punk duo The Two Tens’ new song “Not Alright” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming studio album, which is scheduled to be released through Man Della Records in 2017.
Not only can you stream the new single below, but you can grab it as a free download as well! Just click the download button in the Soundcloud player below.
Band members Adam Bones and Rikki Styxx comment:
“In the holiday spirit, we want to give away our song, ‘Not Alright,’ for free to all our fans that have supported us from the beginning. We really appreciate the people that have kept us going and we want to say thanks by giving them a glimpse into our upcoming album. It’s one of the first songs we had written for the second album and we’ve been playing it live for a while now. We hope it gets everyone excited for what’s to come!”
The Two Tens Tour Dates:
December 14 – Lata de Zinc – Asturias, Spain
December 15 – Fun House – Madrid, Spain
December 16 – Estudio 27 – Burgos, Spain
December 17 – Manhattan – Toledo, Spain
December 18 – TNT Blues – Alicante, Spain
December 19 – Sat Bar – Albacete, Spain
December 21 – Sala X – Sevilla, Spain
The duo known as The Two Tens have racked up a lot of accomplishments since the release of their first EP, Volume 1, including three additional EPs, the full-length LP Volume, and four US tours. Not to mention that the 12-song Volume album yielded seven (yes, seven) fully-realized videos, all made on DIY budgets funded solely by the band themselves, as was the production of the first album.
Made up of Adam Bones on guitar and vocals alongside co-conspirator Rikki Styxx on drums and backing vocals, the duo’s DIY pursuits were funded the old-fashioned way: hard work, playing local gigs and selling handmade custom merch. After releasing their four EPs digitally, the band spearheaded a very successful PledgeMusic campaign to release the full-length on CD, so impressing Man Della Records in the process that the label stepped up to release Volume on 12-inch clear vinyl.
Since then, The Two Tens have signed with Man Della Records for the release of their as-yet-untitled second album. They’ve already tracked three songs in Minneapolis with producer John Fields (The Dollyrots, Andrew WK, Pink), including “Keeping Hope Alive,” the lead-off single which will be released in advance of the album on February 10, 2017. Meanwhile, they’re back home in Los Angeles finishing the album with the Volume team of producer Bruce Duff (also their manager, making him an Andrew Oldham-style control freak), engineer Paul Roessler (punk demigod/L.A. studio maven) and mastering engineer Jim Diamond (who is indeed the master of modern garage/punk from The Dirtbombs to The Sonics to The White Stripes).