August 2, 2018


This band from Long Island has long been cult heroes on the indie scene, and it’s easy to see why with their latest release:


Long Island band Mr. Twin Sister


The words “summer single” is open for interpretation in terms of aesthetic, but in the hands of Mr. Twin Sister, their chilled-out disco may as well be definitive.

According to their Wikipedia page, Mr. Twin Sister, (formerly Twin Sister), is an American band from Long Island. Their music has been described as chill wave, indie pop, dream pop, and disco. Simply, I’d describe it as original and quite good.

They’ve been compared to Cocteau Twins and Portishead as well.

The band has toured the United Stages and parts of Europe and have so far released three EPs and two LPs.

The group consists of singer Andrea Estella, keyboardist Dev Gupta, bassist Gabe D’Amico, guitarist-singer Eric Cardona, and drummer Bryan Ujueta.

The band started back in 2008 when the five members of Twin Sister came together to work on Vampires With Dreaming Kids.

Next, they relocated to Brooklyn where they built up a small but loyal following. Their EP ‘Color Your Life’ was released on Domino Records in the UK, and Infinite Best here in the United States.

Their song “All Around And Away We Go” was voted number 59 in 2010 by Pitchfork Media tracks of the year poll, and they were voted number 3 in the ‘Best hope for 2011′ section of the reader’s poll.

Here are some additional tidbits about the band:

  • The 2012 hip-hop hit ‘The Recipe’ by Kendrick Lamar featuring Dr. Dre and produced by Scoop Deville samples Twin Sister’s song ‘Meet the Frownies’.

  • In 2014, Andrea Estella replaced Leighton Meester as Carrie Bishop in the Kickstarter funded Veronica Mars Movie.

    Here’s a link to their single – “Echo Arms”: https://soundcloud.com/mrtwinsister/echo-arms

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