June 18, 2011

Twin Sister

At a time where lo-fi R&B musicians are discovering new ways to sex up the indie scene, Long Island's Twin Sister are transfixing the genre with deep-seeded amorous dream pop. The quartet of 20-somethings have been described as kindred spirits channeling the relaxed ambient sensibilities of The Cocteau Twins and Massive Attack with a hint of dark romance à la Portishead, but as is the case with many bands and their influences, Twin Sister distinguish themselves with a breathy lead vocalist in Andrea Estella as bandmates, keyboardist Dev Gupta, bassist Gabe D'Amico, guitarist Eric Cardona and drummer Bryan Ujueta curb layers of warped, brooding chillwave caught in a web of melodious experimental pop. While past releases such as their 2010 Curatorial Club demo cassette, Alternates, and the sequential Color Your Life EP saw Twin Sister covering dark, meandering soundscapes, the first track off their upcoming Domino Records debut, "Bad Street," suggests they're slowly opening the shades and letting the light shine in to warm their sound. You'll have to wait until September 27th to find out if that's the case when In Heaven arrives, but in the meantime, Twin Sister will be spending most of their summer on the road with dates joining fellow New Yorkers, Beirut and Wild Nothing, punctuated by an appearance at what should be the best FYF Fest ever.

Twin Sister - "Ginger"

Twin Sister - "Bad Street"

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