The Lemon Twigs spin an old bar tale on ‘Never In My Arms, Always In My Heart’


There are very few good things that have ever come out of Long Island, and this writer is certainly not one of them. The Lemon Twigs have quickly become one of the region’s finer exports of late, and now the young brothers slingin’ the retro pop-rock have released a new video for “Never In My Arms, Always In My Heart” and announced an early 2019 tour that hits The Paradise Rock Club on January 14.

“Never In My Arms, Always In My Heart” was featured on the band’s summer album Go To School, and the video was co-directed by Winston Case and the Twigs’ own Michael D’Addario. It’s a sad, old Long Island bar tale as old as Port Jefferson streets.

“Brian and I played in a whole lot of Long Island bars growing up, and man, we met a lot of people like this,” Michael D’Addario writes to NPR Music in an email. “Sometimes the L.I. mothers would gossip and you’d hear a sad story like this one, and somebody would end up with a tattoo that said ‘Never In My Arms, Always In My Heart.'”

Featured image by Matthew Shelter for Vanyaland, from The Lemon Twigs’ October 2016 show in Boston.

The Lemon Twigs 2019 Tour Dates:
January 12 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Corona
January 14 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
January 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
January 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
January 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
January 22 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
January 23 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
January 25 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
January 26 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
January 29 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
January 30 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue
January 31 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
February 02 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
February 05 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
February 06 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
February 21 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
February 22 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke’s
February 23 – Newcastle, UK @ Riverside
February 25 – Leeds, UK @ Stylus
February 26 – Digbeth, UK @ O2 Institute 2
February 27 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
March 01 – Lille, FR @ L’Aerenof
March 02 – Lyon, FR @ Epicerie Moderne
March 03 – Strasbourg, FR @ La Laiterie
March 04 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale