Twin Sister, Ava Luna tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: — @ 1:48 pm February 15, 2012

by Tim McMahan,

Twin Sister, In Heaven (2011, Domino)

Twin Sister, In Heaven (2011, Domino)

Tonight’s show at The Waiting Room kind of sneaked up on me. Long Island band Twin Sister may fancy themselves as shoegaze, but to me they’re more of a dream-pop band. Their 2011 debut full length In Heaven (released on Domino), is gorgeous, lush, female-fronted pop that’s impossible to ignore. Synth-heavy with the occasional glowing guitar line, its disco beats and audio mood lighting would be right at home at a Loom-tastic dance club. Songs like “Bad Street” seem equal parts influenced by Tom Tom Club and latter-year dance-dub Factory Records (see Quando Quando/New Order). For those keeping score, Pitchfork gave the album a 7.8 (here), which instantly put them on the indie radar (of course). Get ready to dance (if you want to). Coney Island dreamers Ava Luna opens. $10, 9 p.m.

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