Future Twin

On the Rise: The Mission group incorporates the sound of mopeds into its 'psychedelic grandma rock' 

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Future Twin: Chops, brains, and a clear bond
GUARDIAN PHOTO BY MIRISSA NEFF

The two females in Future Twin (www.futuretwin.com) — Jean Yaste and Stephanie Rose — met one another in a moped gang called the Lockits, another member of the band was in a moped crew called Treats of the Loin; I'm not sure if you can concoct a greater back-story than that but I'd be hard-pressed to find one. And the San Francisco fivesome, which formed in December 2010 originally as a trio, makes the equivalent of moped rock on its debut EP cassette, Situation (which is also available for download, for those without a tape player). Released Jan. 31, Situation revs up with roaring guitar, and incorporates field recordings of gunshots and small engines such as lawnmowers and of course, mopeds, but veers from blunt roughness, instead leaning towards powerful girl group-style vocals and multi-part harmonies.

While the first release is a small one, the Mission-based band has chops, brains, and a clear bond. Though perhaps not tight enough to get all its members to a photoshoot — while the drummer Antonio "Tones" Roman-Alcala with strep throat made it, another Future Twin simply texted, "yo, just didn't feel like going." No matter, Future Twin celebrates the release of Situation at the Hemlock this Thu/2 (9 p.m., $6. 1131 Polk, SF. www.hemlocktavern.com).

Description of sound: Psychedelic farmageddon grandma rock.

What do you like most about the Bay Area music scene: The things we liked most was the Clarion Alley block party until the damn breeders built their precious condos next door and started their war on fun. These people need to be taken out and the "scene" will heal itself.

What piece of music means the most to you and why: Rap News Occupy 2012. Why? No reason.

Favorite local eatery and dish: Secret Spot has delicious bagels, fresh squeezed juice, and homegrown greens.

Who would you most like to tour with: Bill Murray (as a zombie) and Kool Keith (as himself).

Comments

i like how whoever wrote this is all mad i didn't show up hahaha

Posted by rodney on Feb. 01, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

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Posted by trima on Jul. 16, 2012 @ 5:58 am

Haha Yo, He just didn't feel like going. what's wrong with that?

Posted by Bee on Feb. 01, 2012 @ 6:52 pm

A moped gang, surrealism in the juxtaposition of moped and gang.

nice music and remember that is coming from an old man deaf in one ear to most woman's voice and partially deaf in the other ear so most of the time I could not tell what you where saying but I did like the song. I am also envious of that greenhouse.

Posted by Guest Jeans uncle on Feb. 01, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

I think it's funny that this guy didn't feel like going, but does take the time to comment about it on the internet. All joking aside, this song is pretty good.

Posted by Guest on Feb. 02, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

This is a video for a mediocre almost 7 minute song. Is there any footage that doesn't show just the girl? Self indulgent.

Posted by Guest on Feb. 27, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

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