The duo known as the Two Tens have racked up accomplishments since the release of their first EP, Volume 1, including three additional EP’s, the full-length LP Volume and four U.S. tours. Not to mention that the 12-song Volume album yielded seven fully realized videos, all made on DIY budgets funded by the band, as was the production of the first album.
Made up of Adam Bones on guitar and vocals alongside co-conspirator Rikki Styxx on drums and backing vocals, the duo’s pursuits were funded the old-fashioned way: hard work, playing local gigs and selling handmade custom merch. After releasing their four EP’s digitally, the band spearheaded a successful PledgeMusic campaign to release the full-length on CD, which impressed Man Della Records in the process that the label released Volume on 12-inch clear vinyl.
Since then, the Two Tens have signed with Man Della Records for the release of their as-yet-untitled second album. They’ve already tracked three songs in Minneapolis with producer John Fields (Dollyrots, Andrew WK, Pink), including “Keeping Hope Alive,” the lead-off single which will be released in advance of the album on Feb. 10, 2017.
Meanwhile, they’re back in Los Angeles finishing the album with the Volume team of producer Bruce Duff (also their manager), engineer Paul Roessler and mastering engineer Jim Diamond (the Dirtbombs, the Sonics, the White Stripes).
In December, the Two Tens will be releasing an advance track from their new album as a free download to their fans as a holiday gift.
Photo by Chris Barber
For more information, visit thetwotens.com.