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Influences: Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, The Smiths, The Field Mice, Beat Happening, Jens Lekman, The Softies, Tiger Trap, The Magnetic Fields, and Bubblegum Summer
Lawrence's Transmittens traces its roots back to Cincinnati, where Jen Weidl and Danny Rowland met and started making lovely music together. Since relocating to Lawrence three years ago, the duo has written a charming body of songs built around drum machines, synthesizers and choruses that will get stuck in your head for weeks. Their lyrics about hot dog suits, cow clouds and sparklemittens are hardly the too-cute variety that less capable twee-pop acts nosh on eardrums with, but rather the artfully charming sort that The Magnetic Fields or The Field Mice might publish. In fact, they probably should have chosen a band name with “field” in it.