The New York Report: Twin Sister & Dinosaur Feathers

The New York Report is a weekly look into up and coming NYC based bands. We’ll keep you updated on which bands to look out for and where to check them out if you’re 5 Borough-based.


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Twin Sister - Vampires with Dreaming Kids EP

On Brooklyn quartet Twin Sister’s recent EP, Vampires with Dreaming Kids, their pretty, old-school guitar melodies start slow and weave through intoxicating layers of male and female vocals.

Songs like “Nectarine” and “Dry Hump” create woozily wintery pop vibes that conjure an excuse to choose your warm apartment over the harsh Northeastern February cold; while “Ginger” spices those vibes to an up-tempo level and demonstrates the group’s versatility.

Vampires with Dreaming Kids possesses a quality of addictive repeatability and leaves the listener yearning for more.  Luckily, their first official release, Color Your Life, is scheduled for this April on Infinite Best Recordings.

Twin Sister has a couple of upcoming shows in Brooklyn and one in Philly before heading off to SXSW.  Check them out this Thursday, February 25 with up-and-coming chill wave star Toro Y Moi at Cameo in Williamsburg.  See the group’s website for a full list of upcoming dates and for a free download of the EP.

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Dinosaur Feathers - Fantasy Memorial

Possibly the most notable thing about Dinosaur Feathers is their combination of indie rock listenability with experimental complexity.  They seamlessly integrate multiple genres and intriguing sound samples (including recordings of wild birds in Mali, children playing in the streets of Philadelphia, and church bells) into rich, island influenced jams with vocals reminiscent of an upbeat Conor Oberst.

Tracks such as “Vendela Vida” and “Know Your Own Strength” hold the perfect combination of dreaminess and drum loops to make you yearn for late summer afternoons or a trip to the beach.  As if you weren’t already...

Dinosaur Feathers’ self-released debut album, Fantasy Memorial, comes out Tuesday, March 2nd and is available at their website or Insound.  They’ll be celebrating the release of their album with a CD Release Show Friday, March 5th at Webster Hall.  Tickets are available here.

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