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by Bill Pearis
Twin Sister @ Club DeVille (more by Tim Griffin)
Twin Sister just posted the entirety of their new Color Your Life EP as a free download on their website. The EP which comes out in physical form in May on Infinite Best, was reviewed today in Pitchfork, scoring a 7.5:
Twin Sister's singer, the mousily enchanting Andrea Estella, has the sort of breathy, committed voice that untangles knots. It sits all over the mix on Color Your Life, a significant, if not monumental leap forward for the band. Sometimes Estella is high up, as on "Milk & Honey", a wrenching ballad about what so many of their songs are about: the promise of love and the confusing moments at the beginning and end of every relationship. It's a gorgeous song that quakes and quivers before abruptly ending. The respite is brief before they sharply enter the best thing they have done to date. "All Around and Away We Go" is a magical thing, driving and relaxed at once.I've described them before as Sade meets the Cocteau Twins and I think you can hear that on the EP. You can also download a couple tracks off Color Your Life at the top of this post. The band just got back from SXSW, where they played one of our day parties, which I think treated them pretty well. Don't be surprised if they're in The L Magazine's annual "8 NYC Bands You Need to Hear" issue, which is out tomorrow. And you can hear them live this Thursday (4/1) at Glasslands where they play with Holiday Shores (who play with Love of Diagrams one day later at Santos) and Ocotillo.
Twin Sister were fantastic both times I've seen them. They'll also be opening a few dates for Xiu-Xiu and Tune-Yards, including April 9 at Bowery Ballroom, a bill that also has Zola Jesus (who played our same party at SXSW) on it. Tickets still on sale. All tour dates are below...
Twin Sister - 2010 Tour Dates
Mar 31 Case Western University w/ Holiday Shores Cleveland, Ohio
Apr 1 Glasslands w/ Holiday Shores Brooklyn, New York
Apr 9 Bowery Ballroom w/ Xiu Xiu, Tune-Yards, Zola Jesus New York, New York
Apr 10 The Middle East (Downstairs) w/ Xiu Xiu, Tune-Yards Cambridge, Massachusetts
Apr 13 First Unitarian Church w/ Xiu Xiu, Tune-Yards Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 14 DC9 w/ Xiu Xiu, Tune Yards District of Columbia, Washington DC