Amanda Barrett and Abby DeWald started their band the Ditty Bops four years ago, but this lesbian couple will celebrate their eight-year anniversary this coming February. Perhaps that's why the musical duo's signature harmonies are as smooth and deceptively effortless as a ride on a bicycle built for two. These two know how to work well in tandem. The Los Angeles-based band debuted in with a self-titled major-label release.
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The quirky musical couple explains why your grandmother in Tulsa has pictures of swimsuit-clad, bike-riding lesbians on her wall. Partners in life as well as in song, DeWald and Barrett knew each other for five years before a friend heard them sing and encouraged them to make music together. He always had musicians around, so we started hanging out at his place and experimenting with music, and it kind of took off from there. Somehow we just trusted him. But more than anything, listening to the Bops feels like being in a speakeasy or on a riverboat with the Muppets. Really hot Muppets. Visiting their website is a picnic of nostalgia, silliness, and DIY glam.