Space Twins

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Space Twins
Background information
Origin Knoxville, Tennessee
Years active 1993-?
Label(s) World Domination (1994)
Duck Butter Records (1997-1998)
Raga Drop Records (2003 - )
Website http://www.spacetwins.com
Current Members
Brian Bell
Glenn Maloof
Tim Maloof
Mike Elliot
Former Members
Susan Fox
Mark

The Space Twins are one of Weezer guitarist Brian Bell's side projects.

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History

Early Years

The Space Twins were founded in 1993 by Weezer guitarist Brian Bell and, his then girlfriend, Susan Fox. Initially, the band was a small project in which the two would dress up in Star Trek-style outfits with pipe-cleaner antennae, playing silly songs at kid's birthday parties. The duo even had nicknames for one other: SpaceHelmet and Moonboot.

This lineup, with the addition of Mark on drums, released one 7" single, No Show in 1994.

The addition of Tim, Glen and Mike

In 1996, the project became more serious, and Bell was joined by high school friends, Tim and Glenn Maloof. Bell also brought Mike Elliot into the fold, and, thus, a new Space Twins line-up was solidified.

The quartet developed a unique sound that blends modern indie rock with progressive and psychedelic elements. In Weezer's down-time, the band released two limited-edition 7" singles: Osaka Aquabus (1997) and TV, Music & Candy (1998). Both of these sold out quickly and are no longer in print.

The End of Imagining

In May 2003, the Space Twins independently released their debut album, The End of Imagining, on their own Raga Drop Records label. The album was critically acclaimed, with Rolling Stone critic John D. Luerresen naming the album 7th best of 2003. Currently, the album, like the band's previous releases, is out of print and remains sought after by many Weezer fans.

The band opened for friends Ash and The Special Goodness at shows in Los Angeles in the spring of 2003, and performed at that year's SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.

Current Status

At present, it is unclear whether the band is still together. In May 2005, a message appeared on the band's official website:

Yesterday the Space Twins jammed. It was much fun. We were working on and jamming a bunch of songs of Glenn's. It was like we hadn't had a break. Anyways, as soon as Brian gets back from the European tour we will be getting together regularly. We have plans of recording and hopefully touring. Everyone is doing well--Glenn, Mike, Brian and myself (Tim).

Since then, no further development has occurred. It is unclear exactly what happened, but soon after, Bell formed another side-project, The Relationship, and, when asked in the 2006 fan interview at Weezer's official website, Bell stated: "I’m not pursuing Space Twins presently only The Relationship."

In the same interview, Bell stated the possibility of putting out a "psychedelic children’s record" involving the Space Twins’ recording of "Nico", "Flowerpot", "The Clown Song", and "Birds In The Street" plus writing some new ones with Tim Maloof. So perhaps the Space Twins aren't completely finished.

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