Long Island’s Twin Sister make smokey, ethereal, gorgeous, just slightly off-putting “occult pop” (per this guy) that leaves us uneasy and thoroughly enraptured: We’ve followed them onto rooftops and everything. Thanks to the Shaking Through project, they’ve now emerged from their “first ever experience in a high-end recording studio” with the bizarre, bizarrely titled “Meet the Frownies.” First line: “Smoking weed with you in the leaves in the fall/In the yard with your dog till the winter came,” sung by Andrea Estella as though it’s the most romantic thing she’s ever heard.
Listen above and get more information here; lest you get a little too spellbound, try to remember that Estella is fond of saying things like “I just want to be in a bad horror film; I want to be a demon, I want to have a big knife, and I want to kill a man.” They’re on tour now, but will be back November 18 at Webster Hall to open for the Morning Benders. Check your weapons at the door.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 21, 2010