Made up of Adam Bones on guitar and vocals alongside co-conspirator Rikki Styxx on drums and backing vocals, the duo’s DIY pursuits were funded the old-fashioned way: hard work, playing local gigs, and selling handmade custom merch. After releasing their four EPs digitally, the band spearheaded a very successful PledgeMusic campaign to release the full-length on CD, so impressing Man Della Record in the process that the label stepped up to release Volume on 12-inch clear vinyl. Since then, The Two Tens have signed with Man Della, releasing their second album, On Repeat, on August 18, 2017. For On Repeat, they tracked three songs in Minneapolis with producer John Fields (Dollyrots, Andrew WK, Pink), including “Keeping Hope Alive,” the lead-off single released on February 10, 2017 (2/10/17). The LP was finished in Los Angeles with the Volume team of producer Bruce Duff and engineer Paul Roessler, with Fields mixing.
What the press have been saying: “The Two Tens exude a ferocious sound live and we don’t see any signs of them letting up.” – LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
“On Repeat is a 14-song set that ranges from the hard-driving, straight-ahead punk intensity of the title track to Adam Bones’ urgently romantic vocals and chiming power-pop guitars on ‘Keeping Hope Alive.’” – L.A. WEEKLY
“An exercise in focused tension and bombastic release, The Two Tens’ On Repeat is the garage-punk love album you’ll want to listen to over and over again.” – ATWOOD MAGAZINE
“The Los Angeles-based duo pick up right where Volume left off with On Repeat. Bones and Styxx have that recognizable punch-to-the-gut song structure with quick bursts of garage-punk music. From the bombastic opening title track throughout the sequence, On Repeat captures the Two Tens live, in-your-face sound with the positively pop groove of ‘Keeping Hope Alive,’ to the nearly metal offering ‘Mean Spirit’ and a cover of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s ‘Nerve Damage!’” – INNOCENT WORDS MAGAZINE
[5/5 stars!] “… they haven’t equalled their stunning debut, they’ve surpassed it. The Two Tens are a perfect blend of old school punk energy, snotty garage attitude and sweet sixties pop, and it would seem the duo, Adam Bones and Rikki Styxx, have formed a perfect partnership as they have now released two flawless albums in as many years. The Two Tens have delivered an album that I can’t fault on any level, and I doubt that I’ll hear a better album this year, On Repeat is a prophetic album title as that’s exactly what has happened since I first played it and if The Two Tens keep up their current trajectory then I’m going to have to add another star to our rating system for their next album.” – THE PUNK SITE
“Anyone who complains about the dearth of good rock and roll has clearly never heard L.A. duo The Two Tens.” – AXS
“Think the Ramones with a little more vocal range and a dash more imagination.” – DEEP IN THE MUSIC
Band Line Up: Adam Bones: guitar and vocals, Rikki Styxx: drums and backing vocals
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