Twin Sister: “Bad Street”
Over the course of a calendar, KUT features 260 songs of the day from a wide range of artists, each one catching our collective ear. For the last two weeks of the year, we’ll be highlighting the best songs of the day from 2011, featuring big names, new discoveries, Studio 1A exclusives, and some tunes that might have gotten lost in the shuffle in the past twelve months.
Twin Sister started turning heads with last year’s Color Your Life, an EP that showed the Brooklyn group to be master dance-pop makers. But this year’s full-length debut, In Heaven, was an even bigger splash for the young group.
At the heart of the group is singer Andrea Estella, a Long Island native who relocated to Brooklyn for the band. Her breathy voice immediately draws the listener in, especially on Color Your Life highlight (and perfect descriptor) “Lady Daydream.” Stylistically, the band draws from that golden era of pop music in the 1970s where disco, new wave, and world music all collided. Guitarist Eric Cardona is Twin Sister’s secret weapon, coloring each song with inventive melodic phrases that stick in your head as much as Estella’s melodies.
In Heaven picked up plenty of buzz thanks to first single “Bad Street.” It shows off a funkier direction for the group, but still imbued with that dreamy atmosphere that makes Twin Sister a must-listen.