By Ruby Perez
Hailing straight from Oakland is Twin Steps’ Serial Parade, a little EP that deserves to be danced too. Whether it’s drunkenly pogo-ing or slow dancing real close, Twin Steps is for music fans who really like to get down. First off, they’re catchy as hell; their 1960s doo-wop-pop sound is undeniably infectious. The Oakland-based trio knows how to infuse the perfect elements of oldies with straightforward rock.
“Pinkie Promise,” which has the same hopeless/dark feeling as the Shangri-Las turns into a slam-worthy dance tune. The song includes samples of Etta James’ (R.I.P) “At Last”, and does justice in sampling a woman greatly responsible for branching together blues and rock n’ roll. And of course, there’s “Pitch Black Forest”, which samples the Ronettes. With some time and a few listens, the music of Twin Steps becomes as lovable as the numbers they sample.