Covert Ops: The Shining Twins Tear It Up In Lit's Disgusting BasementBy Spencer Cherasia
Last week I went to see Brooklyn-based trio the Shining Twins play their last show before heading overseas to play a bunch of Euro festivals no one here's ever heard of. In the past year, the Twins have been playing sweaty shows in dingy basement venues across Brooklyn and New York and spitting on crowds (literally). This summer they're gearing up for a French mini-tour in preparation of a release later in the year.
Their “farewell” show was at Lit Lounge on 2nd Ave with the equally awesome Dirty Fences. On tracks like “Sorry Daddy, I’m A Whore”, bassist/singer Alex Weiss sounds like she might be Kathleen Hanna’s baby cousin, but the twins aren’t just regurgitating the brat girl aesthetic of 90’s riot grrrl. They sing about ugly boyfriends and nights on benders with dead-pan honesty and no political agenda.
They're working on recording material, but you gotta see them live to get the full effect. You can catch the twins stateside later this summer after they return from their French festival run.