Friday, February 26, 2016

Lily & Madeleine - Keep it Together - 2016



Indianapolis-based sisters Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz released a beaut of a second album (Fumes) in 2014. Released on Sufjan Stevens’ label Asthmatic Kitty, the record fused folk and pop in a seamless, natural way, resulting in a purified sound that was equal measures Jenny Lewis and Aimee Mann.
Jumping labels may indicate a change of musical scope, and while the siblings’ sound has altered, it remains rooted to its origins. Far removed from the pastoral ambience of Fumes, however, Keep it Together is buoyed by a swathe of instrumentation (supremely delivered by bandmates Kate Siefker and Shannon Hayden) and a groove quite close to raunchy. irishtimes


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