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Janice Headley
photo by Bebe Labree Besch (view set)

"I did want to rip off Yo La Tengo a little bit. I also wanted to rip off The Feelies a little bit," admits singer/guitarist Martin Frawley of Australian band Twerps. But the quirky quartet infuse those influences with their own cheeky charm, resulting in a unique style they jokingly refer to as "janky-pop." For their sophomore full-length, Range Anxiety, they smartly teamed up with Merge Records, and brought in Melbourne-based producer Jack Farley, known for his work on Cat Power's Moon Pix (one of Marty's favorite albums). The new songs radiate with a warmth and maturity that their favorite veteran indie rock bands would be proud of. There's nothing wimpy about these Twerps — watch the delightful, jangly (or "janky") pop below:

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