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Ohio indie rock band The Sidekicks is back with a new single, “Twin’s Twist,” from their upcoming album Happiness Hours, due out May 18th on Epitaph Records.

Like the album artwork, the song is brighter and more pop oriented than their usual stuff. Produced by John Agnello — notable for his work with Hop Along, Waxahatchee, and Kurt Vile — the song features charming vocals and harmonies, a super catchy melody, and double electric guitars. (There’s also a cute Death Row Records reference in the lyrics, if you listen closely.)

If you like the song, you can catch The Sidekicks live at Boot & Saddle on May 22. More info on that show here. Check out “Twin’s Twist” down below, along with the dates for their short spring tour, and pre-order the album here.

Tour Dates
May 18 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
May 19 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
May 20 Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s 20 Lanes
May 22 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
May 23 Brooklyn, NY – Alphaville
May 24 Boston, MA – Great Scott
May 25 Washington, DC – Black Cat Back Room
May 26 Cincinnati, OH – North Side Yacht Club
May 27 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose

(h/t Brooklyn Vegan)