OCD: Moosh and Twist release ‘Back to the Basement’

OCD: Moosh and Twist will be at the TLA.  Credit: OCD: Moosh and Twist
OCD: Moosh and Twist will be at the TLA.
Credit: OCD: Moosh and Twist

OCD: Moosh and Twist are driving hometown audiences crazy.

“We played the First Unitarian Church [in December] and it was awesome, but we were literally three songs into the set and somebody pulled the fire alarm,” says DeQuincy “Moosh” Coleman-McRae. “The fire department came and the owner had to shut down the show.”

A February show at Union Transfer didn’t fare much better.

“We sold that out and it got shut down, too” Coleman-McRae says. “There were drunk kids and a bunch of fights. At the moment it was terrible but people ended up talking about it and anybody talking about you is, for the most part, good.”

Overall it’s been a good run so far for OCD: Moosh & Twist, and the future looks bright. The rapping, singing duo — Coleman-McRae and Oliver “Twist” Feighan — hit the scene with 2010′s “City Kids,” a burst of effervescence and street slyness that sampled Journey. “City Kids” was viewed more than 1.5 million times on YouTube and set the foundation for their uplifting sound. The pair, independent to this point, recently released the free mixtape, “Back to the Basement.”

It’s all about elevating your circumstances.

“We’re having fun,” Coleman-McRae, 20, says. “There’s positivity there because we’re following our dream.”

They’ve been touring the eastern half of the U.S. with Huey Mack and are gearing up for a performance May 16 at the TLA. We’re hoping they’ll do a full set this time.

“One of the things we like the most is performing and looking out in the crowd and seeing kids singing and rapping along to the verses,” says Feighan, also 20. “It’s such a crazy feeling. They might be stressed out or dealing with a girlfriend or family issues, but then they see us perform for 45 minutes and they forget about everything going on.”



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

At 91, Marvel creator Stan Lee continues to…

By Piya Sinha-RoyLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marvel Entertainment's chief emeritus Stan Lee may be in his ninth decade, but it hasn't stopped him from adding…

National

Islamic State says beheads U.S. journalist, holds another

Islamic State insurgents released a video purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago.

Local

VIDEO: NYPD seeks shooter in East New York…

Cops are on the lookout for an unknown shooter who aimed and missed hitting a man on a bicycle, instead nearly striking a nearby officer in East New York.

Local

NYS state forces thrift shops comply with ban…

Nine New York City thrift shops were reprimanded by the state attorney general for selling children's clothes with drawstrings around the neck and waist.

Television

'Pretty Little Liars' recap: Season 5, Episode 11,…

Caleb's not a ghost. Spencer might still be an attempted murderer. And Hanna's going to die next week. In other words, we actually got some…

Movies

At 91, Marvel creator Stan Lee continues to…

Marvel Entertainment's Stan Lee is adding outposts to his creative empire to interest a new generation of children in super heroes of all shapes and sizes.

Television

Mira Sorvino explores immortality on 'Intruders'

Mira Sorvino's new show "Intruders" centers around a secret society that achieves immortality by taking over the bodies of other people.

Television

5 things you need to know about new…

"Doctor Who" returns Saturday with a new star, Peter Capaldi. Here's some things to know about him (mainly his turn as sweary spin doctor Malcolm Tucker).

MLB

Shane Greene travels unlikely road to Yankees stardom

Shane Greene was throwing a bullpen session on a quiet field at Daytona Beach Community College one day when the ball started moving.

NFL

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL…

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL tight ends (TE)

MLB

MLB Power Rankings: Angels supplant A's, Nationals climb

MLB Power Rankings: Angels supplant A's, Nationals climb

NFL

David Wilson returns to triple jump, sets sights…

Giants fans know David Wilson can jump. They are just more used to seeing him go for backflips, not distance.

Style

11 timeless gifts for registries or just because

Gifts to prove you're a style maven once and for all.

Parenting

How everyday moments can inspire kids' creativity

"The Artist's Way for Parents" author Julia Cameron gives advice on how parents and children can be creative together.

Tech

How to stay safe online

Stop worrying about keeping your online passwords safe, and start worrying about keeping your username a secret. Actually, worry about both. According to Shaun Murphy…

Tech

OpenTable now lets you pay your bill via…

The restaurant app OpenTable added the ability to pay your bill (and tip) with your phone, thus cutting back on a few dining annoyances.