Twin Sister: April 28, 2010 Mercury Lounge – FLAC and MP3 Downloads

April 30, 2010

[Photos courtesy of Charles from TheMusic.FM]

Twin Sister’s sound has a European feel to me – the first reference that came to mind was Stereolab – and that was borne out by their live set, which combined synth-driven pop like the set closer “All Around and Away We Go” with more shoegazy pieces like “Milk and Honey”.   Opening for the Morning Benders, Twin Sister packed the room despite their “opening band” status.  Lead vocalist Andrea Estella also adds to their Euro aesthetic, with her breathy, hypnotic delivery that sharpens and smooths at unexpected intervals.   The band’s excellent new EP, Color Your Life, garnered raves on Pitchfork, and we expect enthusiasm for them to only increase as they go out on a summer tour this July with Bear In Heaven (though sadly, there are no NYC dates).

I recorded this set upfront with the DPA 4021 microphones in a mobile setup.  This method captured the sound from the stage and the room perfectly.  Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE).  Listen to “Lady Daydream” (HERE).

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Twin Sister
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY  USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for

Equipment:  DPA 4021>Denecke PS/2>Sony PCM-M10 (24/44.1)
Position:  Mobile rig, FOB, DFC
Mastering: 24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify, smooth peaks)>FLAC Level 8

01 I Want A House [fades in]
02 Eastern Green
03 Lady Daydream
04 Milk & Honey
05 Saturday Sunday
06 banter
07 Daniel
08 All Around and Away We Go

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