Two Thumbs Down premieres third single off upcoming album, 'Bob and Edith'

by Beck Macey

Two Thumbs Down premieres third single off upcoming album, 'Bob and Edith'

With the release of a new single, in anticipation for their upcoming album, DC natives Two Thumbs Down crash into Bob and Edith. Bob and Edith is a fuzzy fast paced existential romp that teeters somewhere between indie rock and elements of surf punk. This song immediately caught my attention as the distant vocals barrel out within the first two measures. The drumming performed by Will Diaz is particularly garage-y while the vocals from Austin Ryder almost remind me of a blend of Good News For People who Love Bad News era Modest Mouse and my personal favorite, Return to Love era LVL UP. There is an outstanding bass performance as well from Lauren Porter, who holds down the rhythm throughout a rather chaotic song. The last minute of the single is particularly strong as the lyrics demonstrate vulnerability fused with anxiety, as Ryder sings “I’m so tired of comparing my experience to others because everybody’s smarter, everybody’s well connected. Guess I can’t be too surprised the futures different from what I expected”. This is an exciting addition to the last single Tourist, and I look forward to hearing the whole album when it gets released. Bob and Edith comes out on all streaming platforms on November 3rd!

Listen to Bob and Edith early here:

Two Thumbs Down - Bob and Edith

Two Thumbs Down - Bob and Edith

Two Thumbs Down - Bob and Edith

Two Thumbs Down premieres third single off upcoming album, 'Bob and Edith'

by Beck Macey

Two Thumbs Down premieres third single off upcoming album, 'Bob and Edith'

With the release of a new single, in anticipation for their upcoming album, DC natives Two Thumbs Down crash into Bob and Edith. Bob and Edith is a fuzzy fast paced existential romp that teeters somewhere between indie rock and elements of surf punk. This song immediately caught my attention as the distant vocals barrel out within the first two measures. The drumming performed by Will Diaz is particularly garage-y while the vocals from Austin Ryder almost remind me of a blend of Good News For People who Love Bad News era Modest Mouse and my personal favorite, Return to Love era LVL UP. There is an outstanding bass performance as well from Lauren Porter, who holds down the rhythm throughout a rather chaotic song. The last minute of the single is particularly strong as the lyrics demonstrate vulnerability fused with anxiety, as Ryder sings “I’m so tired of comparing my experience to others because everybody’s smarter, everybody’s well connected. Guess I can’t be too surprised the futures different from what I expected”. This is an exciting addition to the last single Tourist, and I look forward to hearing the whole album when it gets released. Bob and Edith comes out on all streaming platforms on November 3rd!

Listen to Bob and Edith early here:

Two Thumbs Down - Bob and Edith

Two Thumbs Down - Bob and Edith

Two Thumbs Down - Bob and Edith