The Two Tears
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The Two Tears

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
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"Denver International One-Man-Band Fest"

DENVER POST:
Another case was Kerry Davis of Two Tears, who completely stole the show. As she set up, it looked at first like she’d fit nicely into the standard one-man fare. And then she opened her mouth and unleashed a fiery attitude that exploded from every pore, compounded by each brutal thrust of her knee-high, boot-clad right foot on a bass drum pedal.
Davis was anything but “just traditional,” and seemed anything but satisfied. Her style wrapped the power of all of X inside of a cocoon made with the pelts of Jon Spencer (more from Pussy Galore days) and Jack White. “Senso Unico” (“one way” in Italian) may have defined the whole festival in its few short minutes: one way to go, one way to do it and only one person worthy of the task.
- Denver Post


"Rock Picks: Willie Nelson, Maude Maggart, Two Tears"

LA WEEKLY
The rise and fall of the ’90s band the Red Aunts is almost a Tinseltown cliché. When the Red Aunts first got together, they had an organic, uncontrived charm and lo-fi enthusiasm that made up for the fact that none of them could really play their instruments. If nothing else, they seemed to be in on their own joke. But, as so often happens, once they got coverage in Flipside and attracted the attention of major labels, they became just as serious and pretentious as the groups they used to lampoon. By the time the Red Aunts broke up they’d nonetheless developed outsized rock-star egos, and the joke was now on them. The band’s best musician and songwriter, Kerry Davis, dropped out of sight before moving to New York, where she eventually reinvented herself in the raw, primitive garage-punk combo Two Tears. Their debut CD, Little Tea, is far more tuneful and catchy than anything the Red Aunts ever released, as Davis strums and sings sly, stripped-down anthems like “2nd Worst Girlfriend in the World” and “Up in My Tree.” Two Tears play garage rock, sure, but not in the literal, slavishly derivative style of retro groups like the Hives and the Fuzztones. Instead, Davis’ dark-&-fuzzy rambles are closer in spirit to such art-garage sonic reducers as the Cheater Slicks, the Oblivians, and the Bassholes. Also at the Redwood Bar & Grill, Fri., Dec. 11. (Falling James)
- LA Weekly


"Kerry Davis The former member of Red Aunts and Beehive and the Barracudas talks about her new one-lady band, Two Tears"

Kerry Davis has been an extremely prolific musician and songwriter since the early ’90s. Davis’ career began as a member of the Red Aunts, an all-female punk band from Long Beach, California. The group — distinctive for its super short songs and its aversion to verse-chorus-verse songwriting — released five albums between 1994 and 1998, and gained some notoriety for having three of these releases put out by Epitaph Records during a very popular time for
the label (Sympathy for the Record Industry put out their first two albums). Despite their success, the group called it quits in 1998, and Davis went on to other musical projects, including the San Diego band Beehive and the Barracudas.
Davis has branched out from the more unorthodox style of songwriting she’s been using since Red Aunts; though, evidence of her ability to write super short songs remains on Little Tea — the nine-song CD clocking in at 23 minutes.
- Venus Magazine


"Editor's Pick- Two Tears"

Need a fix of primal garage rock? The Black Cat has you covered on Saturday. Kerry Davis has been bashing out brief blasts of noise since the mid-'90s with her cult-favorite band Red Aunts. Her latest group, Two Tears, keeps the sharp edges and the sneering attitude but manages a more refined sound: There's less feedback, more reverb. New single "I'm So Outta It," which chugs and stomps along for just under two minutes, adds a minor gem to her already long list of hits. Openers Eyes of the Killer Robot play only a handful of shows each year, so it's worth getting to the club early to hear their similarly stripped-down tunes. --David Malitz, Jan. 2010
- Washington Post


Discography

"Enjoy Yourself"- Bent Rail Foundation LP/CD
"Little Tea" -Simple Social Graces LP/CD
Les Deux Larmes - Profet Records FR -7"
"I'm So Outta It"- Windian Records USA - 7"
"Eat People"- Big Legal Mess- forthcoming

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The Two Tears features Kerry Davis on guitar and vocals with a rotating cast of musicians, combining pop influences and clever lyricism with elements that come straight from the garage. Davis started out in 90's LA girl group the RED AUNTS who boasted producer credits by BRETT GUREWITZ and the much revered MICK COLLINS of Gories and DIRTBOMBS fame. She went on to join Collins as drummer in the Screws (In The Red Records) and played in Beehive and the Barracudas (Flapping Jet, Swami) which features San Diego's finest musicians from Rocket From The Crypt, now the Night Marchers.

The Two Tears released one full length CD "Enjoy Yourself" (Bent Rail Foundation, 2004) after which Davis packed up, moved to Paris, France and began touring around Europe as a "one lady band". Her performance in the documentary film One Man In the Band has led to invitations to perform at the Milan Independent Film Festival, Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival and Play-Doc festival in Tuy, Spain in the past year.

After her second record was released by Simple Social Graces Discos , the label of Bratmobile drummer/Lookout Records maven Molly Neuman, Davis moved to Dubai, United Arab Emirates and began consistently touring throughout Europe supporting THE DONNAS and DAN SARTAIN.

Now based in New York City the Two Tears have two new 7”’s , one released by Windian Records in Washington, D.C and Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum Records forthcoming.