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  • 5-27-2015
  • This Is Who Shamir Is
  • everything, we want the complete package; we demand it all. Ever since he was a kid Shamir has stood out. While he was never bullied at high school, he says he only had female friends. This is both a reflection of the very female-orientated household he grew up in--he lived with his mom, aunt, and her twin sister--but also he made guys uncomfortable. "My friends were girls mostly because a lot of guys didn't want to hang out with me." When I ask why his eyebrows shoot up as if to say, "Duh." "Look at me. Lots of guys didn't want to be connected to Shamir," he explains, referring to himself like a character.

  • 5-06-2015
  • SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 5, 2015
  • and brilliant album of new songs and collaborations with friends such as Jill Sobule, Richard Thompson, Jim Lauderdale, the Milk Carton Kids, the Hooters, Lucy Wainwright Roche and her mother Suzzy Roche among others. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-dar-williams-and-jim-lauderdale-dissect-marriage-in-slippery-slope-20150408 POMPEYA "LIAR" Real was co-produced by Brian Mctear (Local Natives, War on Drugs, Twin Sister) and was recorded in Philadelphia, New York City, Savannah and Orlando--all places Pompeya had never been before. SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 5, 2015

  • 4-25-2015
  • tix on sale: TVOTR, Alabama Shakes, D'Angelo, Fucked Up, Mac DeMarco, Veruca Salt, Brandon Flowers & more
  • go on sale at noon. GABI and Evan Caminiti were added to the Holly Herndon show at The Wick. Tickets are still available. Tickets for the Violent Femmes show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon. Tickets for the Veruca Salt show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon. Tickets for the Moon King/Mr Twin Sister show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon. Tickets for the Tim Kinsella show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon. Tickets for the Car Seat Headrest show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon. Tickets to his Baby's show with Natural Child are on sale now. Tickets for the Richard Thompson

  • 4-25-2015
  • Pompeya – Liar (Jerome LOL Remix)
  • remix of recent single "Liar." The release follows this week's premiere of brand new single "Pasadena". Both "Liar" and "Pasadena" are off the Moscow-based band's upcoming album Real, set for release May 5 via No Shame. Real was co-produced by Brian Mctear (Local Natives, War on Drugs, Twin Sister), who also collaborated with the band on the Night EP, and was recorded in Philadelphia, New York City, Savannah, and Orlando--all places Pompeya had never been before. Real album pre-order. Pompeya is Daniil Brod (vocals), Sasha Lipisky (keyboards) and Denis Agafonov (bass). Formed in 2010, their debut

  • 4-22-2015
  • tix on sale: Sun Ra Arkestra, Guster, Mr Twin Sister & more
  • Tickets for the Mr Twin Sister / Moon King show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon. Sun Ra Arkestra are playing Rough Trade on June 14. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon. Tickets for the Tenement show at Acheron are on sale now. Tickets for the Ceremony, Pity Sex, Tony Molina, and Uniform show at Bowery Ballroom are on sale now. Guster plays Central Park Summerstage on July 20 with Kishi Bashi. Tickets are currently on fanclub presale (password: EVERMOTION) and the regular on-sale starting Friday (4/24) at noon. Tickets for the Slaughter Beach, Dog show at Shea Stadium with ... Ladies show at Rough Trade go on AmEx presale Thursday (4/23) at noon. Tickets for the Social Distortion show at Stone Pony Summerstage go on LiveNation and Ticketmaster presales Thursday (4/23) at 10AM. Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows. Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included. Continue reading "tix on sale: Sun Ra Arkestra, Guster, Mr Twin Sister & more" at brooklynvegan tix on sale: Sun Ra Arkestra, Guster, Mr Twin Sister & more

  • 4-21-2015
  • Moon King played two NYC shows, going on tour with Mr. Twin Sister in July (dates)
  • I caught their show Friday (4/17) at Mercury Lounge where frontman Daniel Woodhead was a nonstop ball of energy and he and Maddy Wilde's harmonies sounded great. (if you haven't checked out their new shoegazy/krauty new album, you should.) After their tour with Doldrums, Moon King will head out to open for Brooklyn's Mr Twin Sister on a July tour that wraps up in NYC at Bowery Ballroom on 7/24. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/24) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (4/22) at noon. To give you a taste of what Mr Twin Sister are like live you can stream a recording of their November

  • 4-20-2015
  • Oktober 2014: Dark Times, Ex Hex, Gazelle Twin, Iceage, Mila J, Mr Twin Sister, Restorations,...
  • antworten. Bis zum heutigen Tag ist nur einer der fünf Songs darauf hierzulande download- und streambar, auf CD sind sie nicht erschienen, so dass es soweit ich sehen kann keine Möglichkeit für mich gibt, auf legalem Weg an sie heranzukommen. Zu schade ... Mr Twin Sister - Mr Twin Sister Wenn ein Album in transparentem Gimmicklook und dafür womöglich Abstrichen in der Tonträgerqualität, dann dieses ohnehin schon schwummrige Wunderstück. Von softestem Pop über Funk und Disco bis zu Environ-technoidem Antrieb könnte Mr Twin Sister Genremischmasch oder eine DIY-Playlist abliefern, doch ... gekonnt-glatten Disco-Funk-Kraut-Pop, dann bleiben dabei in 99% der Fälle Elan und Eigenheit auf der Strecke. Da sind Von Spar aber die 1%ler, mehr denn je unverkennbar in ihrer Liebe zu dem, was jene Musik ausmachte, die sie in ihrer eigenen Sicht kanalisieren. Streetlife geht tief, verzahnt sich im Groove, treibt luftig davon, manchmal auch alles im selben Song und so lange die Band dies mit solch anhaltender Bestimmtheit fortführt, wird sie hoffentlich nie der Beliebigkeit anheimfallen. Oktober 2014: Dark Times, Ex Hex, Gazelle Twin, Iceage, Mila J, Mr Twin Sister, Restorations,...

  • 4-05-2015
  • IT BEGAN WITH MATTHEW AFRICA
  • Illusion James Brown-People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul Sugar Billy Gardner-I Got Some Ike Turner-Thinking Black Fela Kuti-Sorrow, Tears and Blood (Matthew Africa Edit) Jocelyn Brown-I Wish You Would (Matthew Africa Edit) LCD Soundsystem-Someone Great Ultramagnetic MCs-Poppa Large (Matthew Africa Switch Mix) The Clash-Rock the Casbah (Matthew Africa Edit) The Impressions-Love Me R. Kelly-Feelin' On Yo Booty Twin Sister-Meet The Frownies The Majestics-Key To Love Lijadu Sisters-Life's Gone Down Low Darondo-Didn't I UGK-One Day Sade and MOP-Slade IT BEGAN WITH MATTHEW AFRICA

  • 4-01-2015
  • PressPLAY Sessions: Wyles & Simpson
  • terms of my musical development, I've learnt from what I've heard, so for the most part it's been self-taught really. I did play violin and I've always loved to sing - I did sing with my twin sister before working on stuff on my own - then Holly and I met after uni. Wait, you've got a twin sister? Are you the evil one? A: (laughs) I don't think so! Holly: They're identical! At first it's pretty intense, but then you get used to it. That feels like a prank waiting to happen. Sending Abi's twin sister on stage instead... But anyway. What about your background, Holly? H: I started learning violin when I was about

  • 4-01-2015
  • 3am Mixtapes: Episode Seventy Two: Twins
  • general as best Quebec bands. Some might be a little more... specific. Top Six Songs Sung in a Made Up Language. A couple weeks ago, I did a Siblings theme, so that got me thinking, and so this week it's the Top Six Twins! Double up with: Bend to Break by Twin River Cross My Mind by Twin Forks Jane by Twin Bandit Finders Keepers by Hollow Twin Blush by Mr Twin Sister Heaven or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins Any questions or comments or waffles or criticisms or suggestions for future themes are welcome! Subscribe in a reader (Feedburner) | Listen on Stitcher | Direct Download 3am Mixtapes: Episode Seventy Two: Twins

  • 3-31-2015
  • LOWER DENS // ESCAPE FROM EVIL (RIBBON MUSIC)
  • DREAMY, DARK & ETHEREAL POST-PUNK. MORE SYNTH, LESS GUITAR THAN BEFORE. ANDROGYNOUS FEMALE REVERB VOCALS (SOUNDING LIKE VICTORIA LEGRAND FROM BEACH HOUSE). 80'S SYNTH-POP SOUND. PLAY: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 RIYL: BEACH HOUSE, FUTURE ISLANDS, MR TWIN SISTER LOWER DENS // ESCAPE FROM EVIL (RIBBON MUSIC)


  • 3-20-2015
  • Nialler9 TXFM show playlist – March 19th
  • - ' Worlds Apart'Tobias Jesso Jr. - 'How Could You Babe'Jape - 'Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon' (David Wrench mix)Hudson Mohawke - 'Forever 1′ (Cashmere Cat Edit)Fort Romeau - 'Not A Word' (with New Jackson)Dave DK - 'Halma'Nosaj Thing - 'Cold Stares' (feat. Chance The Rapper & Maceo Haymes)D'Angelo - 'Till It's Done Tutu'Mr Twin Sister - 'Rude Boy'Evvol - 'No Love'Yumi Zouma - 'The Brae'Ghostpoet - 'X Marks The Spot'Florence + The Machine - 'What Kind of Man' (Nicolas Jaar Remix)You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other

  • 3-16-2015
  • Eternal Summers new album on the way…One of the most under...
  • Eternal Summers new album on the way... One of the most under appreciated bands of the past few years, I've been in love with them since their inaugural s/t EP of 2010, which remains one of my favorite 10″s. I had the good fortune to catch them live once opening for Twin Sister in North Hampton at the Iron Horse in 2011, they played with serious energy, and were warm and down to hang for drink post show. So happy to see them continuing to pump out albums, because I can never get enough Eternal Summers. Eternal Summers - Gold and Stone LP is out aound June 2nd, and can be pre-ordered from Kanine Records, or if

  • 3-11-2015
  • Mr. Twin Sister - In The House Of Yes, Live at Fall StaffsCaught...
  • constant stream to the front to complement her hat and ask her if she made it. It was a fun show, but my expectations were spoiled from having seen them about three years ago in North Hampton. I like the Mr. Twin Sister material alright, but I don't think it compares to any of their original EP Twin Sister songs. Normally I would prefer dancey & electronic over folk all day long, but those first 2 EPs are just too damned perfect. Seeing her and Eric play Nectarine in North Hampton will always remain one of the most beautiful live songs I've ever seen. Do yourself a favor and pick up the reissued gatefold double EP

  • 2-23-2015
  • Stream: 5 Years of NFOP Anniversary Edition on BCR
  • next edition will be on March 6. Tune in. Stream both parts of our anniversary show below. Part 1: (1) Games "Shadows In Bloom" (2) Autre Ne Veut "Drama Cum Drama" (3) Hype Williams "The Throning" (4) Girls "Broken Dreams Club" (5) LA Vampires & Matrix Metals "Berlin Baby" (6) Twin Sister "All Around and Away We Go" (7) The Sweethearts "Burnin' Thru the Night" (8) Herbcraft "Road to Agartha" (9) Velvet Davenport "Warmy Personal Routine" (10) Holy Strays "Faint Beams Ceremony" (11) Big Troubles "Bite Yr Tongue" (12) D'eon "Keep The Faith (Airbird Remix) (13) Philip Seymour Hoffman "requiem for the

  • 2-21-2015
  • Best Songs of 2014
  • Del Rey - Old Money 38. Royal Blood - Figure It Out 37. Amen Dunes - I Know Myself 36. St. Vincent - Prince Johnny 35. Ty Segall - Feel 34. Parquet Courts - Black and White 33. Todd Terje - Delorean Dynamite 32. The War On Drugs - An Ocean In Between The Waves 31. Damon Albarn - Lonely Press Play 30. Mr Twin Sister - Rude Boy 29. Real Estate - Had To Hear 28. Father John Misty - Bored In The USA 27. Sharon Van Etten - Your Love Is Killing Me 26. Foxygen - How Can You Really 25. Hundred Waters - Murmurs 24. Wild Beasts - A Simple Beautiful Truth 23. Alvvays - Party Police 22. Shabazz Palaces - Forerunner Foray 21. Viet Cong -

  • 2-18-2015
  • FKA twigs, Slaves, Deers: are we running out of band names?
  • happened last month to Madrid foursome Deers, whose ascent piqued the interest of lawyers representing similarly named Canadian mope-rockers the Dears. As a result, the Spanish Deers had to rename themselves Hinds and start climbing the greasy pole all over again. It's not an isolated incident: chillwavers Twin Sister were forced to regroup as the altogether unsatisfactory Mr Twin Sister after a 70s band called Twin Sisters kicked up a stink. FKA twigs is still getting legal heat from American duo the Twigs. Meanwhile, I spent a good fortnight wondering why everyone was getting themselves in

  • 2-17-2015
  • #81. Mr Twin Sister - Blush (4:16)Long Island band Twin Sister...
  • #81. Mr Twin Sister - Blush (4:16) Long Island band Twin Sister recently renamed themselves Mr Twin Sister, and to solidify the new name they also used it as the title of their third album. I have to admit, I think I've finally come around to the moniker, because Mr Twin Sister is definitely the band's most impressive work to date. It opens with the glimmering brilliance of "Sensitive", "In The House Of Yes" gets our blood moving, and "Twelve Angels" is a spectacular dark and moody, Knife-like curve ball on the second half of the album. But of all these highlights, my favorite moment is "Blush". It is where front woman Andrea Estella initiates an intimate confession with us while the band unfurls a smooth, dreamy backdrop, occasionally dropping in an orchestral flourish or some lounge-y keyboards. Best Moment: Each time Andrea does those half steps on the 'have you, ever's and 'make no, matter's, first appearing at 0:42. The Album [Mr Twin Sister]: 7/10 #81. Mr Twin Sister - Blush (4:16)Long Island band Twin Sister...

  • 2-13-2015
  • Wilco, Sleater-Kinney, Chance the Rapper Headline Pitchfork Music Festival 2015
  • iLoveMakonnen Iceage Ought Steve Gunn Tobias Jesso Jr. Jessica Pratt Natalie Prass Ryley Walker Saturday Sleater-Kinney Future Islands New Pornographers Todd Terje & The Olsens Kurt Vile and the Violators Parquet Courts Ariel Pink Vic Mensa A$AP Ferg Ex Hex Vince Staples Future Brown Shamir Mr Twin Sister Protomartyr Jimmy Whispers Bully Sunday Chance the Rapper Run the Jewels Caribou Jamie xx Madlib & Freddie Gibbs Courtney Barnett Perfume Genius Waxahatchee SOPHIE The Julie Ruin Clark How to Dress Well A. G. Cook Viet Cong Mourn Bitchin Bajas Single Mothers Wilco, Sleater-Kinney, Chance the

  • 2-13-2015
  • Best Albums of 2014
  • Bicycle Club - So Long, See You Tomorrow[Buy | Stream]36. Lydia Ainsworth - Right from Real[Buy | Stream]35. Alex G - DSU[Buy | Stream]34. Aphex Twin - Syro[Buy | Stream]33. Fear Of Men - Loom[Buy | Stream]32. Tune-Yards - Nikki Nack[Buy | Stream]31. Amen Dunes - Love[Buy | Stream]30. Mr Twin Sister - Mr Twin Sister[Buy | Stream]29. Hamilton Leithauser - Black Hours[Buy | Stream]28. Royal Blood - Royal Blood[Buy | Stream]27. Sylvan Esso - Sylvan Esso[Buy | Stream]26. Alt J - This Is All Yours[Buy | Stream]25. Sharon Van Etten - Are We There[Buy | Stream]24. Springtime Carnivore - Springtime Carnivore[Buy

  • 2-13-2015
  • The 2014 David Music Poll Results
  • A Perfect Contradiction ‪9. Lily Allen - Sheezus ‪10. Sam Roberts Band - Lo-Fantasy Veronica Handles Messiah ‪Here it top 5 for me, with 1 on top and the rest interchangeable depending on mood. ‪D'Angelo and the Vanguard, Black Messiah ‪Lykke Li, I Never Learn FKA Twigs, LP1 Mr. Twin Sister, Mr. Twin Sister ‪Run the Jewels, Run the Jewels 2 Heather H Takes it to Church Albums: Hozier, Hozier Against Me!, Transgendered Dysphoria Blues Future Islands, Singles Ed Sheeran, X Foo FIghters, Sonic Highways U2, Songs of Innocence Pearl Jam, Lightning Bolt Singles: Sia, Chandelier Faith No More, Motherfucker

  • 2-04-2015
  • Interview: Alyse Lamb [EULA and Parlor Walls]
  • myself that everyday. Serve humanity as best you can. Hopefully work I do inspires people to do good things. The first step is to ask that question. We just did a benefit at Shea for The Children's Alliance to benefit the children of the Gaza strip.Was that that [incomprehensible]No it was with Twin Sister and Lost Boy and EULA. I'm always down for that and seek those shows out. We're doing one in Connecticut to benefit Interval House in Hartford, which is to raise awareness of domestic violence.Is there anyone playing now that you're influenced by or that you're just into?I would say...that's a good question

  • 2-01-2015
  • ‘Love And Hip Hop’ Bonus: Amina’s Twin Sister Reads Peter For Filth
  • Everyone has had enough of Peter's shenanigans, even Amina's family that lives all the way in Germany. When her twin sister Jazz, comes to visit and see the baby and finds out about Peter's "family vacation," Jazz needs to chop it up with Peter herself to let him know what he's doing just isn't cool. Watch Jazz try and protect her twin, and catch new episodes of Love & Hip Hop Mondays 8/7c. ‘Love And Hip Hop’ Bonus: Amina’s Twin Sister Reads Peter For Filth

  • 1-30-2015
  • Sylvan Esso and Mr Twin Sister at Terminal 5
  • On Friday, January 23, Sylvan Esso and Mr Twin Sister performed a sold out show at Terminal 5 in New York, NY. The post Sylvan Esso and Mr Twin Sister at Terminal 5 appeared first on Impose Magazine. Sylvan Esso and Mr Twin Sister at Terminal 5

  • 1-27-2015
  • Sylvan Esso and Mr Twin Sister at Terminal 5 (January 23, 2015)
  • (of Megafaun), are quite the success story. 2014 saw them release their self-titled debut, an album that was adored by fans and critics alike. Since their formation two years ago, they have gone from playing small rooms like Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom to selling out Terminal 5 last Friday night. Mr Twin Sister kicked off the evening with a set of their sexy nighttime funk jams, filling out Terminal 5 surprisingly well along the way (not a knock on them - the venue's acoustics can be hit or miss). Their set was mostly comprised with material from last year's self-titled album, but they made room for Twin Sister material such as "Bad Street" and "All Around and Away We Go." As it turned out, the band helped play a hand in the formation of Sylvan Esso, as Meath and Sanborn met at a Twin Sister (before they changed their name with a Mr) years ago, with their friendship eventually turning into Sylvan Esso. The choice of Mr Twin Sister as an opener made sense stylistically, but after learning this particular bit of information, it made the selection that much more special. You can learn a lot about a band about how they handle certain situations. Such as sudden sound issues that leave them vulnerable, ... front of people was more than refreshing. You can tell that they're thankful of the position that there in, making the experience of watching them play even more gratifying. To be honest, I was quite taken aback to learn that Sylvan Esso sold out Terminal 5. But after finally seeing how much energy they bring to the table while performing, it all makes sense. They've done quite well for themselves, but it's only the beginning. Sylvan Esso are on the fast track to the top, and I'll be rooting for them all the way. Mr Twin Sister: Sylvan Esso: Sylvan Esso and Mr Twin Sister at Terminal 5 (January 23, 2015)





  • 12-13-2014
  • 2014 Top Ten List Spotlight: DJ Alex
  • Being Pure At HeartDays Of AbandonYebo Music5Dej LoafSell Soleself-released4PosseSoft OpeningBeating A Dead Horse3CaribouOur LoveMerge2How To Dress Well"What Is This Heart?"Weird World/Domino1FKA twigsLP1Young Turks 11-25 11. Populous - Night Safari (Bad Panda/Folk Wisdom) 12. Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2 (Mass Appeal) 13. Mr Twin Sister - Mr Twin Sister (Twin Group) 14. Dean Blunt - Black Metal (Rough Trade) 15. Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams (Pax-Am) 16. TOPS - Picture You Staring (Arbutus) 17. Recycle Culture - In Transit II (self-released) 18. Clap! Clap! - Tayi Bebba (Black Acre) 19. ... "Mabel" Lone - "2 Is 8″ LoneLady - "Groove It Out" Love Dollhouse - "Can I" Made In Heights - "Pop It In" Mapei - "Don't Wait" Martyn - "Glassbeadgames (feat. Four Tet)" Matom - "Piano 2 Variation 4″ MCFERRDOG - "I Wanna See" Misun - "Travel With Me" Mo Kolours - "Mike Black" Movement - "Like Lust" Mr Twin Sister - "In The House of Yes" Nao - "So Good (feat. A.K. Paul)" Nick Jonas - "Jealous" Niia - "Body" Novelist - "Take TIme (feat. Mumdance)" Pa's Lam System - "I'm Coming" The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - "Simple and Sure" Pale Blue Dot - "Voyage" Peaking Lights - "Breakdown" Photay - "No Sass" PHSNWSKY - "Wrist"

  • 9-23-2014
  • Album Of The Week: Perfume Genius Too Bright
  • Cohen went all Waitsian blues-mutter on Popular Problems. Julian Casablancas + The Voidz and Alt-J both put out big, fascinating, conversation-starting albums today, and even if I don't really like those albums, it's fun to have them around to pick apart. Bonnie "Prince" Billy and King Tuff and Mr Twin Sister and NehruvianDOOM and Tweedy all put out records that I really do like, to varying degrees. It kills me that I'm not giving Album Of The Week to GOAT's percussive, reverb-heavy psych-funk workout Commune; I love that goofy thing to pieces. There was heavy, heavy competition this week, and yet ... • Tweedy's assured, low-key debut Sukierae. • GOAT's anarchic, percussive, beautiful Commune. • LVL UP's jangly, canny Hoodwink'd. • Bonnie "Prince" Billy's countrified, largely unpublicized Singer's Grave A Sea Of Tongues. • SBTRKT's twitchy, guest-heavy Wonder Where We Land. • Mr Twin Sister's smooth, adventurous, assured self-titled album. • King Tuff's raucous, snotty Black Moon Spell. • The Drums' twitchy comeback Encyclopedia. • DOOM & Bishop Nehru's self-titled debut as NehruvianDOOM. • Whirr's blasted-out shoegazer Sway. • Stereolab member Laetitia Sadier's solo album Something

  • 9-23-2014
  • Mac DeMarco, Shabazz Palaces, Sebastian Tellier to Open for Julian Casablancas + the Voidz
  • Mac DeMarco, Shabazz Palaces, and Sebastian Tellier have been added as openers for Julian Casablancas + the Voidz's upcoming tour. You can check out the list of dates below. Previously, Mr Twin Sister were announced as an opener. Casablancas will also perform on tonight's episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". Last night, they played a surprise set at the Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium, along with Blood Orange. New album Tyranny is out this week. Julian Casablancas + the Voidz: 10-16 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory *10-17 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *10-18 Charlottesville, ... Theatre11-09 San Francisco, CA - Regency Center %11-11 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom 11-12 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore11-13 Seattle, WA - Showbox # 11-17 Minneapolis, MN - First Ave 11-18 Chicago, IL - The Vic $ 11-19 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews $ 11-21 Toronto, Ontario - Kool Haus $ 11-22 Montreal, Quebec - Theatre Corona Virgin Mobile $ 11-25 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom $ 11-26 Boston, MA - House of Blues $ * with Mr Twin Sister % with Sebastian Tellier # with Mac DeMarco $ with Shabazz Palaces Mac DeMarco, Shabazz Palaces, Sebastian Tellier to Open for Julian Casablancas + the Voidz

  • 9-23-2014
  • Out This Week 9/23
  • Tweedy teams up with his son, Spencer, for a new project, Tweedy, whose debut is "a 20-song double album ranging from hook-filled psych-pop and subdued folk-rock to sprawling prog-influenced jams." Mr. Twin Sister (the band formerly known as simply "Twin Sister") release an "impressive, beautifully executed blend of club-friendly electro-pop and reflective dream-pop, combining glittering synths, sleek guitars and propulsive rhythms with smooth vocals and lyrics revolving around identity and isolation." Legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen celebrates his 80th birthday with ... Little Machines on Warner Bros. Records Lower Plenty - "Life/Thrills" from Life/Thrills on Mexican Summer LVL UP - "I Feel OK" from Hoodwink'd on Double Double Whammy Markéta Irglová - "This Right Here" from Muna on Anti- Mary Lattimore / Jeff Zeigler - "The White Balloon" from Slant of Light on Thrill Jockey Mr Twin Sister - "Blush" from Mr Twin Sister on Infinite Best / Twin Group Nada Surf - "No Quick Fix" from B-Sides on Barsuk Otis Brown III - "You're Still The One" ft. Gretchen Parlato" from The Thought of You on Blue Note Perfume Genius - "Queen" from Too Bright on Matador Purling Hiss - "Forcefield

  • 9-18-2014
  • Mr Twin Sister to Open for Julian Casablancas + The Voidz
  • Mr Twin Sister will open for Julian Casablancas + the Voidz on their current tour, joining Casablancas for a handful of dates in October. Check out the full schedule below. The dates are in support of their new self-titled album, which is streaming on Pitchfork Advance this week. Read our Update interview with Mr Twin Sister. Mr Twin Sister: 10-03 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right 10-04 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right 10-16 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory *10-17 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *10-18 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre *10-20 Chattanooga, TN - Track 29 *10-21 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works *10-22 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade * * with Julian Casablancas + the Voidz Mr Twin Sister to Open for Julian Casablancas + The Voidz

  • 9-16-2014
  • Stream New Releases From Dntel, Aislers Set, Whirr, Foxes in Fiction, Youth Code, and Suicideyear
  • excellent opening track "Consuming Guilt" plus remixes from clipping., Corrections House's Sanford Parker, God Module, and Silent Servant. Listen here until September 23. Baton Rouge producer James Prudhomme, aka Suicideyear, will release Remembrance on September 23 via Oneohtrix Point Never's Daniel Lopatin's Software label. Give it an Advance spin here until September 23. Also this week, Pitchfork Advance is streaming the new self-titled album from Mr Twin Sister (formerly Twin Sister). Stream New Releases From Dntel, Aislers Set, Whirr, Foxes in Fiction, Youth Code, and Suicideyear

  • 9-15-2014
  • Stream Mr Twin Sister Mr Twin Sister
  • The Long Island band Twin Sister have been on a serious role ever since they announced, a few month ago, that they'd inexplicably changed their name to Mr Twin Sister. The three songs they've shared since then -- "Out Of The Dark," "Blush," "In The House Of Yes" -- are all great. And they're all great in ways that are different from one another and different from anything the band had done previously. Those three songs, plus five more, appear on the band's brand-new self-titled album, which is coming out next week. And right now, you can stream the whole thing at Pitchfork. Mr Twin Sister is out 9/23 on Twin Group/Infinite Best. Stream Mr Twin Sister Mr Twin Sister

  • 9-15-2014
  • Stream Mr Twin Sister (Formerly Twin Sister)'s Self Titled Album Via Pitchfork Advance
  • The New York indie pop band formerly known as Twin Sister recently resurfaced as Mr Twin Sister. Their latest, self-titled record, the follow-up to 2011's In Heaven, arrives September 23 digitally and physically in the U.S. and September 22 digitally and October 6 physically in the UK and Europe via Twin Group/Infinite Best. It was produced and mixed by the band alongside Jon Low (the National, the War on Drugs), and features several contributions from members of Ava Luna. The album includes "Blush", "Out of the Dark", and "In the House of Yes". Right now, you can listen to the album in full until September 22 via Pitchfork Advance, our immersive music streaming platform designed to emulate the classic album experience. Listen here. Read our recent feature on the band here. Mr Twin Sister: 01 Sensitive 02 Rude Boy 03 In the House of Yes 04 Blush 05 Out of the Dark 06 Twelve Angels 07 Medford 08 Crime Scene Pitchfork Advance showcases an interactive listening environment featuring pre-release albums streams with dynamic graphics and a host of tools that allows fans to engage with album art, lyrics, credits, track listings, artist info, and more while they listen. Stream Mr Twin Sister (Formerly Twin Sister)'s Self Titled Album Via Pitchfork Advance

  • 9-10-2014
  • Mr Twin Sister - "In The House Of Yes"
  • I've harped on this before, but "Mr Twin Sister" is not a good band name. But when the band formerly known as Twin Sister added that mystifying article to the front of their name, they also seemingly gave themselves a creative shot in the arm. The band's self-titled album is out later this month, and the two songs we've heard from it, "Out Of The Dark" and "Blush," have both been fire -- confident, smooth songs that hit the same pleasure centers without sounding anything like one another. Their new "In The House Of Yes" follows suit. It's an a jazzy and house-inflected pop number, and it's elegant and slick and jazzy. For those of us who loved Everything But The Girl's 1999 album Temperamental, it sounds just about perfect this morning. Listen to it below. Mr Twin Sister is out 9/23 on Twin Group/Infinite Best. Now, please excuse me while I dig up my cassette copy of Temperamental. Mr Twin Sister - "In The House Of Yes"


  • 8-05-2014
  • Mr Twin Sister Announce New Album, Share "Blush"
  • This spring, dreamy New York indie pop group Twin Sister switched things up by changing their name to Mr. Twin Sister. Now, they've unveiled their first album under the new moniker. Their self-titled effort will be out on September 23 on Twin Group/Infinite Best. This announcement comes with another small moniker change, as the period has been removed from the "Mr" in "Mr Twin Sister." The band tweeted, "Left the period off Mr cause YOLO." The album includes the previously unveiled cut "Out of the Dark," plus the newly shared "Blush." While the former is a sequencer-driven thumper, the latter drifts hazily amid a cloud of pillowy keys and strings. Hear both songs below. Both tunes feature string quartet arrangements by Carlos Hernandez of Ava Luna. They were produced and mixed by the band, along with Jon Low; we're guessing that the same team worked on the rest of Mr Twin Sister too. The album can be ordered over on iTunes. A few of the tracks clock in at more than six and a half minutes. Mr Twin Sister: 1. Sensitive 2. Rude Boy 3. In the House of Yes 4. Blush 5. Out of the Dark 6. Twelve Angels 7. Medford 8. Crime Scene Mr Twin Sister Announce New Album, Share "Blush"

  • 8-05-2014
  • Mr. Twin Sister - "Blush"
  • The Long Island indie-poppers Twin Sister recently made the baffling decision to change their name to Mr. Twin Sister, which, I think we can all agree, is not a good band name at all. But band names matter way less than the actual music coming out of those bands, and right now, Mr. Twin Sister might be better than they've ever been. As they changed their name, they released the skittery and synthy new song "Out Of The Dark," and it was good. And now they've announced plans for a self-titled album, coming next month, and shared a languorous new torch song called "Blush." It's a finely orchestrated, idiosyncratic

  • 8-05-2014
  • Mr Twin Sister (Formerly Twin Sister) Announce New Album, Share "Blush"
  • Mr Twin Sister: "Blush" (via SoundCloud) The New York indie pop band formerly known as Twin Sister recently resurfaced as Mr Twin Sister. Now, they've announced their new album. The self-titled follow-up to 2011's In Heaven arrives September 23 digitally and physically in the U.S. and September 22 digitally and October 6 physically in the UK and Europe via Twin Group/Infinite Best. That's the cover art, above. Additionally, the band has also shared "Blush"; it follows previously-shared cut "Out of the Dark". Listen to it above, and below, check out the tracklist. Mixed and produced by the band alongside Jon Low (the National, the War on Drugs), the new record features contributions from members of Ava Luna on many tracks. Mr Twin Sister will play album release shows at Baby's All Right in Williamsburg on October 3 and 4. (Those shows were moved from September.) Mr Twin Sister: 01 Sensitive 02 Rude Boy 03 In the House of Yes 04 Blush 05 Out of the Dark 06 Twelve Angels 07 Medford 08 Crime Scene Mr Twin Sister (Formerly Twin Sister) Announce New Album, Share "Blush"

  • 8-05-2014
  • Mr Twin Sister Announce Self-Titled New Album
  • Now that they've gotten their name change out of the way -- blame a pending legal battle -- Mr Twin Sister have announced a new album. Due out September 23 through Twin Group/Infinite Best, the self-titled effort includes the previously shared sinister dance song "Out of the Dark" and a newly leaked slow-burner called "Blush." Stream both singles down below, and if you live in the New York area, be sure to look out for a couple of release shows at Brooklyn's excellent Baby's All Right venue on October 3-4 ... Mr Twin Sister : 1. Sensitive 2. Rude Boy 3. In The House Of Yes 4. Blush 5. Out Of The Dark 6. Twelve Angels 7. Medford 8. Crime Scene Mr Twin Sister Announce Self-Titled New Album



  • 5-27-2014
  • Twin Sister Change Name, Share New Single
  • Details are still slim regarding their next record, but Twin Sister made two key moves today: they shared a new single that's definitely on the indie dance side of things (think: The Knife, only less creepy) and they added a "Mr." to the front of their name. It's unclear if the latter is meant to mark a creative detour, concept album or pending lawsuit; either way, "Out of the Dark" -- which is also available as a free download here -- is promising indeed... Twin Sister Change Name, Share New Single

  • 5-27-2014
  • Mr. Twin Sister, Formerly Twin Sister, Celebrate Name Change With New Track "Out of the Dark"
  • Photo by Kimi Selfridge "I am a woman, but inside I'm a man, and I want to be as gay as I can." So go the lyrics to "Out of the Dark", the new song from the New York indie pop band formerly known as Twin Sister. Along with the song (below), they've also made a big announcement: They will henceforth be known as Mr. Twin Sister. The band have also announced a series of tour dates--find them below the track. They're opening for the Antlers for a few shows. Mr Twin Sister: 06-25 Boston, MA - The Sinclair * 06-26 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer * 07-25 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club * 07-26 Manhattan, NY - Webster Hall * 09-04 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right 09-05 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right 09-06 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right * with the Antlers Mr. Twin Sister, Formerly Twin Sister, Celebrate Name Change With New Track "Out of the Dark"

  • 5-27-2014
  • Tuesday Music News
  • photo via Stereogum Long Island dream pop outfit Twin Sister have decided that after six years on the music scene, it's time for a slight name update. Henceforth, they would like to be known as Mr. Twin Sister, nothing too drastic. They haven't shared anything new since 2011, but now their back with the mysterious "Out Of The Dark." This deep and polished, fresh sound was well worth the wait. [Stereogum] The A.V. Club has created an intriguing video series called Pioneering, where burgeoning bands cover songs by legends in the legend's hometown. The Seattle installment featured Michigan post-hardcore

  • 5-27-2014
  • Mr. Twin Sister - "Out Of The Dark"
  • Twin Sister spent the early part of this decade developing a reputation as "Long Island's dreamiest dream pop band" before saturating pop culture in unexpected ways such as being sampled on a Kendrick Lamar song and singer Andrea Estella co-starring in the Veronica Mars movie. They're back with a new single called "Out Of The Dark," but their name has changed slightly, as has their sound. From now on they'll be called Mr. Twin Sister, and the song is a darkly sleek, squirmy electro-pop song that makes me wonder if they've been jamming Liars and Factory Floor. The key lyric goes like so: "I am a woman, ... bangs, so download it below or hear it an animated YouTube video. Mr. Twin Sister - "Out Of The Dark"Download Mr. Twin Sister is opening a handful of dates for the Antlers this summer and doing a three-night stand at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn this September: 6/25 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair * 6/26 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer * 7/25 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club * 7/26 Manhattan, NY @ Webster Hall * 9/4 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right 9/5 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right 9/6 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right That felt good. -- Mr Twin Sister (@twinsistermusic) May 27, 2014 Mr. Twin Sister - "Out Of The Dark"






  • 12-20-2013
  • Brooklyn's 285 Kent Closes?
  • may be others in the future." The venue's lease is up, and New York landlords are notoriously inhospitable to underground music spaces. If this is the end for 285 Kent, the spot has already carved out a place in history, serving as a locus, for a few years, of energy within the city's music scene. We'll remember it as the place where Frank Ocean moshed to Trash Talk, or where A$AP Rocky and Grimes shared a stage, or where Oneohtrix Point Never and Twin Sister and John Maus played Stereogum's 2011 CMJ showcase. As legacies go, that's not bad. [Photo by Alex Reside @ 285 Kent] Brooklyn's 285 Kent Closes?



  • 11-05-2013
  • Celestial Shore - "Die For Us" (Feat. Empress Of) (Stereogum Premiere)
  • By Audio - w/ Palehound, Krill, Bad History Month 11/09 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall - w/ Luke Temple 11/10 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall - w/ Luke Temple 11/15 Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge - w/ Saint Rich, Les Bicyclettes Blanches 11/16 Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot - w/ Twin Sister, How Sad 11/21 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's - w/ Laser Background, Banned Books, Zula 11/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium - w/ Laser Background, Banned Books, Zula Look for the short documentary about the song soon via Weathervane. In the meantime check out Celestial Shore's other recent project: making a music



  • 8-16-2013
  • Brown Man Says Goodbye To Stereogum, Heads To Television, Wants To Thank You
  • Scott actualize his vision for Stereogum, and beyond. At the very least, I knew it could let us quit our day jobs. Thanks to you guys, we did it. Now we're here. Over the years you trusted me to introduce you to unheard bands, from Vampire Weekend to Sleigh Bells to Twin Shadow to Twin Sister, and you rode with me as I obsessively chronicled the every step of Grizzly Bear and Dirty Projectors and Das Racist and Yeasayer and Santigold and other artists who didn't even live in Brooklyn. I attended countless concerts and took countless photos and we dined out on my seasonal harvest of eight straight SXSWs,



  • 7-15-2013
  • Twin Sister's Andrea Estella Cast in 'Veronica Mars' Movie
  • folks behind Veronica Mars raised an incredible $5.7 million for a comeback movie through Kickstarter, but apparently that wasn't enough to attract actress Leighton Meester (of Gossip Girl fame) back to reprise her role as Carrie Bishop. Excitingly for indie music fans, creator Rob Thomas has cast Twin Sister frontwoman Andrea Estella in Meester's place. This news was revealed in an email to Kickstarter backers [via the Hollywood Reporter]. Thomas explained that Meester was unavailable due to a scheduling conflict, and he needed a performer who could sing for the role. "I decided to cast someone from a band I already wanted in the movie," he wrote. He is a fan of Twin Sister, and often listened to their song "I Want a House" when penning the script. At least two Twin Sister tunes will apparently be featured in the film. "[Estella] has an amazing voice; I can't get enough of it," Thomas enthused. Estella reportedly had never watched the show before signing on to do the movie. "I watched the Veronica Mars pilot and was totally into it!" she admitted in a statement. "It's the exact kind of show I would get obsessed with, so it's been a bit of dream to be in a movie, especially being a messed-up rock princess. How could I say no? I think the VM fans are going to be very happy!" The Veronica Mars film is expected out next year. Twin Sister's Andrea Estella Cast in 'Veronica Mars' Movie

  • 7-15-2013
  • Twin Sister's Andrea Estella to Replace Leighton Meester in "Veronica Mars" Movie
  • The Kickstarter-funded film of the hit TV show "Veronica Mars" just took an interesting turn. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Leighton Meester (aka Blair from "Gossip Girl") will be replaced by Andrea Estella of New York indie pop band Twin Sister. She'll take on Meester's former role of Carrie Bishop, a character who appeared in two episodes of the television series. Meester was unavailable due to scheduling conflicts. According to THR, series creator Rob Thomas wrote the film's Kickstarter backers and explained that he cast Estella simply because he's a big Twin Sister fan and wanted ... sing. "We needed a performer who could sing in this important role. Once it became evident that we couldn't make Leighton's schedule work, I decided to cast someone from a band I already wanted in the movie." Thomas also said that Estella "has an amazing voice; I can't get enough of it" and that two Twin Sister songs will be featured in the movie. This marks Estella's film debut, and her introduction to the "Veronica Mars" empire, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She'd never seen an episode of the film prior to signing on, but said, "It's the exact kind of show I would get obsessed with, so it's been a bit of dream to be in a movie, especially being a messed-up rock princess. How could I say no?" The Veronica Mars film is scheduled for release next year. Watch the video for Twin Sister's "Kimmi in a Rice Field": Twin Sister's Andrea Estella to Replace Leighton Meester in "Veronica Mars" Movie

  • 7-15-2013
  • Twin Sister's Andrea Estella Replaces Leighton Meester In Veronica Mars Movie
  • And now for the latest step on Twin Sister's march into unexpected pop cultural corners. Last year, Kendrick sampled the languorous Long Island quintet's "Meet The Frownies" on good kid, m.A.A.d city's Dr. Dre-produced "The Recipe," though this step's a bit bigger, and much more filmic: Lead singer Andrea Estella will replace Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester in the cultishly adored TV series Veronica Mars's Kickstarter-enabled big-screen adaptation. Leighton was supposed to reprise her small role from the show (she appeared in two episodes) as Carrie Bishop, a character Estella's called a "messed-up rock princess." According to an email sent to the film's Kickstarter's backers, Leighton couldn't commit, show creator Rob Thomas wanted to use Twin Sister in the film anyway and needed an actress who could sing, all around and away we go Andrea was cast. Says Estella: "I watched the Veronica Mars pilot and was totally into it! It's the exact kind of show I would get obsessed with, so it's been a bit of dream to be in a movie, especially being a messed-up rock princess. How could I say no? I think the VM fans are going to be very happy!" Congrats to Andrea for this role, and also for discovering what might be her new favorite show, and also to all of the Veronica Mars fans who are about to discover what might be their new favorite band. For a look at Estella's screen presence in action, watch their video for "Bad Street," below: And for her acting chops, check out Andrea playing a male talk-show host on Weird Vibes:Get More: Weird Vibes, MTV Hive, MTV Hive Videos [Photo by Shawn Brackbill] Twin Sister's Andrea Estella Replaces Leighton Meester In Veronica Mars Movie






  • 6-08-2013
  • Hop Along - "Sister Cities"
  • project, resulting in some of the most stunning music videos around today. Each plays out like a beautiful short documentary giving a glimpse into the energy surrounding a specific artist, through the lens of recording one song. Since 2010, "Shaking Through" has featured Sharon van Etten, Twin Sister, La Big Vic, Ava Luna, Secret Mountains, and dozens more. For the most recent installment, the Weathervane team worked with Philly's Hop Along on "Sister Cities," a captivating introduction to the intense voice and lyricism of Frances Quinlan. Last year, Hop Along released Get Disowned, one



  • 4-23-2013
  • BBC - Music - Review of Twin Sister - In Heaven
  • 's star-bright melodies and honeyed harmonies; front lady Andrea Estella's wistful sighing and indie-as-a-pin-badge bangs; the band's washed-out vintage-styled press photos and general surface-level chirpiness. Together, all these factors might have newcomers concluding that this Long Island five-piece are all sweetness and light and retro satchels. Which isn't wrong exactly, but neither is it suitably defining...

  • 1-12-2012
  • Twin Sister - In Heaven (from mxdwn)
  • Goto commentsLeave a commentShare Debbie Harry on Acid? I read an online blog where someone said that they took acid and couldn't wait to listen to Twin Sister's In Heaven. I've never dropped acid, but when I close my eyes and take them in, Twin Sister take me on a trippy ride where I imagine floating on a cloud surrounded by neon flowers. Their melodies are superb and vocalist Andrea Estella is sure to melt the ice on the coldest of hearts...

  • 12-13-2011
  • Twin Sister - In Heaven (from undertheradarnz)
  • Full disclosure: I'm coming into this review with a negative bias towards the individuals in Twin Sister. After an email and phone interview failed to produce any responses of great depth or interest, I concluded they were a group of extremely boring people. Which is interesting because their debut In Heaven is not boring. Rather it's self-deprecating, three-dimensional and engaging, in other words all the things the band members are not as individuals...

  • 10-17-2011
  • Twin Sister - In Heaven (from exclaim)
  • No one can accuse Twin Sister of taking the easy route. With two vocalists, five songwriters and no two songs that sound bloodrelated, they definitely had their work cut out for them on their debut album. Wowing ears with last year's Vampires With Dreaming Kids and Color Your Life EPs, the Long Islanders have taken some big, bold chances with In Heaven. Although they're hardly genre-benders, Twin Sister take reticent indie pop and flip it entirely from one track to the next...

  • 10-11-2011
  • Twin Sister - In Heaven (from quietus)
  • Tucked away in some distant corner of the space-time continuum there exists a parallel universe where the musicians beloved of the fans of what one might term alternative are household names whose songs and actions really matter to more than just the select few. It's a world where St. Vincent is a bigger superstar than Madonna, where Dan Bejar cures starving African children and dines with the Pope, and where TV adverts for flash cars are soundtracked by Venetian Snares instead of Moby...

  • 10-11-2011
  • Twin Sister - In Heaven (from noripcord)
  • Twin Sister find themselves part of the dream pop revival that briefly went through that bizarre chillwave moment -- but while the band found themselves lumped into the trend, there's too much here for that shallow moniker. No, this is dream pop in the classic vein of, well, some other Twins and like groups Stereolab. In Heaven is a well-produced, inviting album with some wonderful moments spread throughout...

  • 10-11-2011
  • Twin Sister - In Heaven (from cokemachineglow)
  • For their second EP, Color Your Life (2010), Twin Sister managed to traverse the tightrope between tired and tiring, gliding precariously along the edges of cognizance, pushing listeners there and then just as deftly, like a trigger-happy hypnotist, pulling listeners back...

  • 10-03-2011
  • Twin Sister - In Heaven (from avclub)
  • New York dream-pop outfit Twin Sister turned all the right ears with its first two EPs, 2008's Vampires With Dreaming Kids and last year's Color Your Life. Those 10 songs of see-what-sticks experiments simmered with the vibrancy of a band finding its sound, but on the full-length In Heaven, Twin Sister appears to still be looking...

  • 10-03-2011
  • Twin Sister - In Heaven (from themusicfix)
  • Naming your debut album In Heaven is a move that practically invites critics to write a review that's one big 'Well, actually...' However, following critical praise for previous EPs, Twin Sister were perhaps confident enough in their debut proper to take it on good faith - and thankfully, this album is not without its blissful moments...

  • 9-29-2011
  • Twin Sister - In Heaven (from dusted)
  • Twin Sister works at the conjunction of indie pop and disco-funk, with singer Andrea Estrella at the whispery center of things. She insinuates, coaxes, glides along on a narcotic cloud through bright arrangements of synthesizer, drum machine, bass and the occasional glockenspiel. Her voice, clear but childishly unmannered, is a vanilla ice cream kind of pleasure: soft, smooth, sweet and unchallenging, if a bit chilly...

  • 9-29-2011
  • Twin Sister - In Heaven (from paste)
  • So much about In Heaven, the full-length debut from Long Island quintet Twin Sister, could be boring as hell: The music flirts with all those annoying genre buzzwords (i.e. "chillwave"); the songs get compared to trend-setters like Beach House and Bjork, mainly because of sweet-natured vocalist Andrea Estella, and the arrangements don't tend to surprise all that much (check the glowing '80s beats on "Space Babe" or the lazily unfolding synth arpeggios that decorate "Luna's Theme")...

  • 9-29-2011
  • Twin Sister - In Heaven (from drownedinsound)
  • Although In Heaven is nominally the début album by Long Island quintet Twin Sister, it somehow nonchalantly skips around the very notion of the début album as definitive musical statement...

  • 9-29-2011
  • Twin Sister - In Heaven (from filter)
  • Twin Sister spent last winter holed up in a rented house in the Hamptons, writing and recording their first full-length album after a series of EPs in 2008 and 2010. In Heaven is just what you would expect to come out of a summer house in the depths of winter--dreamy and blissful, but at times lonesome and haunting...

  • 9-28-2011
  • Twin Sister - In Heaven (from avclub)
  • New York dream-pop outfit Twin Sister turned all the right ears with its first two EPs, 2008's Vampires With Dreaming Kids and last year's Color Your Life. Those 10 songs of see-what-sticks experiments simmered with the vibrancy of a band finding its sound, but on the full-length In Heaven, Twin Sister appears to still be looking...

  • 9-28-2011
  • Twin Sister - In Heaven (from pitchfork)
  • When Long Island's Twin Sister put a picture of a shabbily decorated dollhouse on the cover of their 2010 Color Your Life EP, it seemed like a mission statement: Here is small, intimate music meant to feel comfy and lived-in. And from the pillowy indie-pop numbers to the more stretched-out, soft drone pieces, it was the kind of record that just felt nice to hear. You wanted to cuddle up with it...

  • 9-26-2011
  • Twin Sister - In Heaven (from tinymixtapes)
  • In Heaven positively glows. From the opening vibraphone strikes of "Daniel" onward, Twin Sister's debut full-length carries with it a magnificent incandescence, with Andrea Estella's addicting voice and Eric Cardona's more earthbound one serving as its flighty anchors. Acting on the promise of their Vampires with Dreaming Kids and Color Your Life EPs and then some, the album serves as an unassumingly magnificent vehicle to show off the band's impressive command on songwriting...

  • 9-26-2011
  • Twin Sister - In Heaven (from clashmusic)
  • Why are Twin Sister that much easier to love than most acts slapped with the chillwave tag? First, they've got Andrea Estella and her delicious malted milkshake of a voice. Second, the Long Island five-piece show a greater willingness to vary their musical palette than many of their contemporaries, embellishing the ten songs on this debut LP with everything from spaghetti western guitar to rinky-dink piano to what we're reading as a Donna Summer reference: 'beep beep' indeed...

  • 9-26-2011
  • Twin Sister - In Heaven (from kexp)
  • This Brooklyn-via-Long Island band's debut full-length is a playful, eclectic set of dreamy, somewhat creepy indie-pop with an imaginatively textured sound featuring colorful synth textures, spaghetti western guitars and Andrea Estella's quirky girlish vocals.

  • 9-26-2011
  • Twin Sister - In Heaven (from nowmag)
  • Like many young indie pop groups, Twin Sister are still defining their sound. The Long Island five-piece, led by ethereal singer Andrea Estella, has released a few EPs and several tracks online, all with a lazy, ambling afternoon vibe that they explore further on their debut LP. On In Heaven, the group moves slightly away from a live band sound to flesh out their effete, gently rhythmic pop and R&B with loftier studio flourishes like amorphous analog synths, strings and vibraphone...

  • 9-21-2011
  • Twin Sister - In Heaven (from thephoenix)
  • Twin Sister's second EP, Color Your Life, was one of 2010's releases most praised releases by indie critics and bloggers. Stand-out single "All Around and Away We Go" seemed like a leap: from the breathy experimental pop of 2008's minimal Vampires with Dreaming Kids EP, to a new breed of bigger disco beats. The Brooklyn-via-Long Island quintet continue in that direction with their off-kilter debut full-length...

  • 4-29-2011
  • Twin Sister - Color Your Life / Vampire With Dreaming Kids (from state)
  • New York's Twin Sister first came to our attention when they gave away Color Your Life for a limited free download from their site. The five-piece set off a chain of blog posts which served as early hype. After signing to Domino imprint Double Six earlier in the year, both of the band's EPs will now be available physically on CD and vinyl for the first time...

  • 2-20-2011
  • Twin Sister - Color Your Life / Vampire With Dreaming Kids (from state)
  • Buy / Listen: 7Digital | Amazon | eMusic | We7 | Spotify New York's Twin Sister first came to our attention when they gave away Color Your Life for a limited free download from their site. The five-piece set off a chain of blog posts which served as early hype. After signing to Domino imprint Double Six earlier in the year, both of the band's EPs will now be available physically on CD and vinyl for the first time...

  • 9-30-2010
  • Twin Sister - Vampires With Dreaming Kids / Color Your Life (from bbc)
  • Even before the commercial and critical breakthrough of Vampire Weekend, Brooklyn has been something of a global epicentre for quirky but achingly cool alternative rock, with a steady stream of hotly tipped new bands emerging from the borough's music scene over the past few years...

  • 4-01-2010
  • Twin Sister - Color Your Life (from pitchfork)
  • Twin Sister are a Brooklyn-by-way-of-Long Island quintet that do so much so well. Their songs have a remarkable sense of atmosphere and romanticism. They nod at their heroes-- maybe Stereolab and Björk, maybe Cocteau Twins or 1980s pop-- without overtly stealing. They seem to know they are capable of great things; perhaps ostentatiously, they released a trailer for Color Your Life, just their second EP (following November 2008's brief but occasionally stunning Vampires With Dreaming Kids)...