Chris Meyer | Thursday, August 16th, 2018
Funktronica quartet Tweed have been keeping a busy schedule this summer. In addition to festival appearances and headlining tour dates, the fan-favorite band is also responsible for curating their own annual hometown SENSORiUM event, which is scheduled for Saturday, August 25th, at Philadelphia’s The Ukie Club on Franklin and also features SunSquabi, Flamingosis, Daedelus, and more. (You can purchase tickets for SENSORiUM here).
All the while, AJ DiBiase (guitar/vocals), Joe Vela (drums), Jon Tomczak (synth, vocals), and Dan McDonald (bass, vocals) have been recording new material set to be featured on the forthcoming full-length album, Moves. Today, the group released the psychedelic, disco-driven single “El Sucio Grande”, which features a special guest spot from Lotus‘ Jesse Miller on modular synth.
Guitarist and lead vocalist, AJ DiBiase recalls,
This song was born overnight in a collaborative writing session, and it evolved into a whole new animal when we added a heavy dose of blood, sweat, and tears in the studio. We fully embraced the opportunity to explore the magic of the studio and spent a lot of time spicing up this track with production.
“El Sucio Grande” features silky-smooth vocals from the lead singer, paired with ’70s-inspired guitar licks, hand claps, and spacey synths throughout the four-and-a-half-minute track. A hint of womp appropriately adds some “big dirty” to make “El Sucio Grande” worthy of its title. Take a listen below, and keep your eyes peeled for Tweed’s official music video for the tune, which is due out in the next few weeks.
“El Sucio Grande” will be featured on both Moves and a special split 12″ vinyl EP with Colorado’s Magic Beans, which is due out in September. The two bands will join forces on a four-night co-headlined Northeast run of shows in late September, which will see the bands roll through Funk n’ Waffles in Rochester, NY; River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, PA; The 8×10 in Baltimore, MD; and Tellus360 in Lancaster, PA. For a full list of Tweed tour dates, check out the band’s website.
On August 25th, Tweed will host their annual SENSORiUM festival at Philadelphia’s Ukie Club, making for an outright sensory overload during the daylong celebration of music. Tickets for SENSORiUM are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For event updates and additional information, join the FB Event page. Check out the festival’s full lineup below: