Patchogue's Twin Sister, the pride of Long Island, play The Earl tonight. Ava Luna open. That's really all the information one needs for deciding to attend this show, but here's a video or two for those who need added incentive.
This will be my third time seeing Twin Sister. I saw them at The Earl back in 2010 after hearing their Color Your Life EP, and was so impressed that I saw them again when they played at 529 in 2011. They've since released a new full CD titled In Heaven, which singer Andrea Estella told me at 529 they wrote and recorded during the off-season in a summer house they rented in the Hamptons. The album includes the songs Bad Street (posted here before) and Kimmi In A Rice Field (spooky video above).
The band once wrote that their goal is to make music to which one would feel comfortable cheating on someone, and I felt like I was cheating on them last September during MFNW. They opened for EMA at Holocene, and while that would have been a great show, I chose to see Suuns, Talkdemonic, and Handsome Furs at Branx instead (I even managed to squeeze in a Damian Jurado set at the nearby Bunk Bar that night). My point isn't to drop names, though, but to say that my loyalty to Twin Sister is so strong, I literally felt like I was cheating on them by watching other bands that night.
I'm also looking forward to seeing the opening act, Ava Luna. Just about 100% of what I know about the band is in these two videos, but from what I hear I think that I will like them. The two songs below suggest a sort of Dirty-Projectors-meet-Pickwick sound - just the sort of thing I'm a sucker for.
Pictures, etc., will be posted here soon. Meanwhile, enjoy the music, or better yet, come to the show!