Favorite

Twin Sister: In Heaven (Domino) 

In the dry heat of a desert summer, nothing sounds livelier, more effervescent, more eardrum-quenching than Twin Sister's debut full-length, In Heaven. A Brooklyn (by way of Long Island) chillwave quintet praised by all the right online tastemakers (i.e., Pitchfork), Twin Sister is led by adorable, chirpy-voiced Andrea Estella, who takes a few cues from disco-dazzled, Parallel Lines-era Blondie and is clearly having too much fun presenting dance-pop gems like orbit-inducing "Space Babe." "Kimmi in a Rice Field," on the other hand, cops the gated drumbeat from Vangelis' "Chariots of Fire," then saturates the whole affair in synth layers and eerie effects.

"Luna's Theme" starts out a spare ballad, shifts into a dense composition worthy of a summer blockbuster's end credits, then strips itself down to a smattering of pipe organ notes. Estella eventually embraces her inner torch singer in "Spain." "I'll wait for you here," she pledges, here being either a bedroom or back alley.

But it's New Wave-kissed "Bad Street," all funky momentum and roller-rink attitude, that will surely earn raves. The song's video, in which the band prepares and deftly pulls off a neighborhood kid's birthday party, is also a treat.

Twin Sister's live show is said to be divine, so grab this CD at the band's Rialto Theatre show with Explosions in the Sky next Thursday. You can thank us later.

Related Locations

More by Jarret Keene

  • Death on Two Rails

    Salvadoran journalist rides the deadly migrant trail
    • Jan 16, 2014
  • Daft Punk and Beyond

    Some of our critics' favorite albums of the year, part one
    • Dec 26, 2013
  • Thighs Like Us

    Ron Terpening's Cloud Cover reveals a sexy supporting character
    • Dec 19, 2013
  • More »

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Rhythm & Views

    Wight Lhite “Beyond the Satellites” (Paisley Shirt Records)
    • Dec 11, 2014
  • Rhythm & Views

    American Monoxide “In Flight Mode” (People In A Position To Know)
    • Dec 18, 2014

The Range

Best of Tucson Final Warning

The Weekly List: 44 Great Things To Do in Tucson in the Next Seven Days

Suppport Tucson Students' by Donating School Supplies

More »

Latest in Rhythm & Views

  • Rhythm & Views

    American Monoxide “In Flight Mode” (People In A Position To Know)
    • Dec 18, 2014
  • Rhythm & Views

    Wight Lhite “Beyond the Satellites” (Paisley Shirt Records)
    • Dec 11, 2014
  • More »

Most Commented On

Facebook Activity

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation