The Lemon Twigs Announce New LP/Musical ‘Go To School’ Out 8/24

The Lemon Twigs have announced details of their most ambitious project to date: their second album, Go To School to be released August 24 via 4AD. A musical conceived by brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario, the 15-track opus was written, recorded, produced and mixed by the pair at their home in Long Island.

Go To School tells the heartbreaking coming of age story of Shane, a pure of heart chimpanzee raised as a human boy as he comes to terms with the obstacles of life. Todd Rundgren and their real life mother Susan Hall play Shane’s parents. The album features contributions from Jody Stephens (Big Star) and their father Ronnie D’Addario.

The Lemon Twigs have revealed “If You Give Enough,” the soaring album closer. In lines like “Your life’s only good as love, if you give enough,” the moral of the fable is revealed: give a lot of love without expecting it in return and you won’t be corrupted by the hate around you.

Of the forthcoming album, Brian and Michael hint, “Something now, then, big, small, bleak, and hopeful. All in under an hour.”


The Lemon Twigs emerged in 2016 with their debut LP Do Hollywood, which was praised by Rolling Stone for “toting hooky songs that stand out for their intricate arrangements and delectable melodies” and NPR Music who mused, “Like listening to music from a time that never was…a baroque rock romp.” The band quickly earned fans in Elton John, Questlove, and Jack Antonoff among many others, the latter of whom said, “Prediction: The Lemon Twigs will usher in a new phase of rock.”

This fall, The Lemon Twigs will join Arctic Monkeys on their UK and European tour as well as two nights at the Hollywood Bowl in LA. Full list of tour dates below including underplays at NYC’s Baby’s All Right, LA’s Masonic Lodge and London’s The Lexington; more to be announced soon.

Go To School 

A Musical by The Lemon Twigs

  1. Never In My Arms, Always In My Heart
  2. The Student Becomes The Teacher
  3. Rock Dreams
  4. The Lesson
  5. Small Victories
  6. Wonderin’ Ways
  7. The Bully
  8. Lonely
  9. Queen Of My School
  10. Never Know
  11. Born Wrong/Heart Song
  12. The Fire
  13. Home of a Heart (The Woods)
  14. This Is My Tree
  15. If You Give Enough


August 8 – OSLO, NO – Øya Festival

August 9 – GOTHENBURG, SE – Way Out West Festival

August 11 – REES, DE – Haldern Pop Festival

August 14 – LONDON, UK – The Lexington

August 15 – LONDON, UK – The Lexington

August 17 – BRECON BEACONS, UK – Green Man Festival

August 18 – BIDDINGHUIZEN, NL – Lowlands Festival

August 19 – SAINT-MALO, FR – La Route Du Rock

August 23 – NEW YORK, NY – Baby’s All Right

September 6, 7 – MANCHESTER, UK – Manchester Arena*

September 9, 10, 12, 13 – LONDON, UK – O2 Arena*

September 15, 16 – BIRMINGHAM, UK – Birmingham Arena*

September 18, 19, 21, 22 – SHEFFIELD, UK – FlyDSA Arena*

September 24, 25 – DUBLIN, IE – 3Arena*

September 27, 28 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UK – Metro Radio Arena*

October 15 – LOS ANGELES, CA – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

October 16, 17 – LOS ANGELES, CA – Hollywood Bowl*

November 18 – MEXICO CITY, MX – Corona Capital

* w/ Arctic Monkeys

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