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Q&A with Think Twice, Dublin

Local indie act Think Twice, Dublin brought the smooth jams last night at a Chronic Town show with Brooklyn retro-industrial favorites A Place to Bury Strangers. In honor of these hometown heroes making waves in the Penn State music scene, Onward State decided to sit down to ask the jammy quartet a few questions.

Onward State: What inspired the name and sound of Think Twice, Dublin?

Think Twice, Dublin: Well the name came out of nowhere. Really—we just needed a name. Our idea for the sound was all about collaboration. We try to mix our ideas around as much as possible.

OS: How would you describe your style?

TTD: We enjoy repetition and minimalism a lot, so there’s a ton of that. There’s some math rock in there, dream pop, too.

OS: Is this Chronic Town concert your first big show?

TTD: This is definitely the first time we’ve opened for a big band and it’s also the first time we’re playing at Chronic Town. We’re more excited than nervous.

OS: A Place to Bury Strangers did a David Bowie cover on a compilation CD called We Were so Turned On: A Tribute to David Bowie. Do you guys do covers?

TTD: We actually enjoy doing a lot of covers. We’ve been trying to do a Bruce Springsteen song for a while, we do some White Rabbits. We try to pick songs we are confident we can perform and change around.

OS: You guys do this video series called Think Twice, Dublin: “In the Goddamn Woods.” What’s that all about?

TTD: Well, we got bored over the summer and decided it would be fun to hike up a bit of Shingletown and play some music. The idea snowballed into this video project where we brought Taylor Nordberg, Tommy Bruce, and Dave Cole up with us to do the filming/recording. We did three songs and released the videos a few weeks ago, it was really fun.

OS: Can any of you do backflips on stage? Will you break anything while rocking out?

TTD: Sadly, no and no.

There you have it, just four student musicians living the underground indie dream. If you haven’t listened to these guys yet, you’re probably not as chill as you should be. Think Twice, Dublin has there music on BandCamp for free download or a free stream on their Facebook page. Throw that EP on your iPod; it goes perfect with the between-class cigarette.

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