“Tw­erp Verse” CARPARK

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April 27. “Nec­es­sary brat­ti­ness” is the motto in Speedy Or­tiz’s daunt­less new col­lec­tion of songs, Tw­erp Verse. The fol­low-up to 2015’s Foil Deer, the band’s lat­est in­die rock mis­sive is prompted by a tidal wave of voices, no longer silent on the hurt they’ve en­dured from so­ci­ety’s mar­gins. Tw­erp Verse was tracked in Brook­lyn DIY space Silent Barn, mixed by Omaha leg­end Mike Mo­gis ( Bright Eyes, Rilo Ki­ley) and mas­tered by Gram­mynom­i­nated en­gi­neer Emily Lazar (Sia, Haim, Beck). The record pulls from the most elas­tic pop mo­ments in Squeeze’s Ar­gy­bargy and the see­saw­ing syn­throck of Deer­hoof and the Rentals. With Dupuis on gui­tars, vo­cals, and synths, sup­port­ing gui­tarist Andy Mol­holt now joins Speedy vet­er­ans Darl Ferm on bass and Mike Fal­cone on drums – and to­gether they ac­cel­er­ate the band’s idio­syn­crasy through the wilder­ness of Dupuis’ heady refl ec­tions on sex, lies and au­dio­tape.

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