This Chicago duo consists of Clay Frankel (Twin Peaks) and Chris Bailoni (Home-Sick). This (their debut album) was recorded in Bailoni’s home studio.
An upbeat drum machine drives this synth pop album with cracked folk sensibilities. Passionate vocals, funked up wah guitar and again...that husky crooner vocal hitting out into the void. A unique blend of folk heart, synth dance beats and new-wave ‘80s style pop infectiousness.
Born out of a mutual love for ‘80s Japanese new wave, the weirdo sentimental pop of Arthur Russell, and a good bottle of cheap wine, the band’s ‘dance til you drop’ performances around Chicago are the stuff of legend, leaving venues with wine-stained floors and/or holes in the ceiling. Clay and Chris met in 2012 through mutual friends, but it wasn’t until 2015 when they started making music together that a real friendship formed. Bailoni, a producer releasing music under the moniker Home-Sick, eventually crossed paths with Frankel, the singer and guitarist for rowdy Chicago indie stalwarts Twin Peaks. After a night of drinking red wine, Twin Peaks’ tour manager Peyton Copes bestowed upon Frankel the nickname “Grapetooth” – and as they say, the rest is history.
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