Funky dream pop band Twin Sister plays at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The band moves within elements of sound, all staying roughly onthe dreamy side, but also mixing indie pop with chillwave. Their album In Heaven was released in September of 2011. Tickets and information for the 21+ show with Lockets and Acres of Diamonds can be found here. Below, enjoy the music video for Twin Sister’s “All Around And Away We Go” from their Color Your Life EP.
To celebrate the start of Shaking Through Volume 4, Weathervane Music is bringing soul / pop band Ava Luna and experimental pop group Twin Sister to Johnny Brenda’s this Saturday, January 12th. The Shaking Through series was started by local non-profit Weathervane Music to “document the birth of a song,” giving the featured bands two days in Miner Street Recordings to create and record a new track from start to finish. The video series was shortlisted for the 2012 Vimeo Festival + Awards and its catalog includes episodes with Sharon Van Etten, Strand of Oaks, Hezekiah Jones and over twenty-five other artists.
In addition to sets by Shaking Through alums Ava Luna and Twin Sister, this week’s event will feature the premiere of Volume 4 Episode 1 with R&B singer Steven A. Clark and appearances by members of Dr. Dog, The War on Drugs, Man Man and Purling Hiss. Tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here. Below, watch the Shaking Through episodes from Ava Luna and Twin Sister. Continue reading
Philly punk rockers The Menzingers released their major label debut On the Impossible Past in February after wowing Bad Religion guitarist and Epitaph Records founder Brett Gurewitz. Tonight, the Scranton-born outfit opens for New Jersey’s The Gaslight Anthem at The Electric Factory. Tickets and more information can be found here. Watch The Menzingers’ video for “Nice Things” below.
School of Seven Bells have started streaming an upbeat new single, “Secret Days,” from their upcoming EP Put Your Sad Down, which is scheduled for release November 13th. After Put Your Sad Down arrives you can catch School of Seven Bells playing with Twin Sister at Union Transfer on November 27th (find tickets here). Below, check out “Secret Days.”
School of Seven Bells, who are playing at UPenn’s November 3rd Jazz & Grooves concert (tickets available here), last week announced the release of an EP, Put Your Sad Down to accompany their album Ghostory, which came out in February. The band also announced another show with dreampop group Twin Sister in Philadelphia at Union Transfer November 27th; tickets for that show are available here. Continue reading
The New York-based band Twin Sister did a session for Shaking Through in September, 2010. All the sessions for Shaking Through—the online video and audio collaboration between WXPN and Weathervane Music—are recorded at Miner Street Recordings, the studio owned and operated by Brian McTear. When the members of the band were in town for their Shaking Through session, they struck up a relationship with McTear that led to the band returning to the Fishtown studio to record their new album, In Heaven, (due September 27th on Domino Records). Today the band released the first new song from its album, “Bad Street” which you can download below. The song was produced by the band, and mixed, recorded and engineered by McTear and Jonathan Low. Also, in case you missed it, download “Meet The Frownies” the song they recorded for Shaking Through.
<a href=”http://wvmusic.bandcamp.com/track/meet-the-frownies” mce_href=”http://wvmusic.bandcamp.com/track/meet-the-frownies”>Meet the Frownies by Weathervane Music</a>