Power pop is typically a clean sounding genre, and isn't normally noisy or grimy sounding. Apparently no one told that to Twist & Writhe. The Pennsylvania band just released a new single, "Good as It Used to Be," that's heavily power pop, but with a ton of grime and noise layered over it. It's kind of like 80's Cheap Trick mixed with the punkier side of The Replacements along with when Sonic Youth would release a cover of a pop song that you couldn't quite tell if they were being sincere or mocking. Twist & Writhe are taking a few different genres and just kind of manipulating them into the sound they want to hear.
Vocalist Arthur Nusser says of the new single:
“'As Good as it Used to Be' is a call to break the feeling of monotony, while acknowledging the repetition of that continued call."