Back in the spring, following the chaos that is SXSW, Twin Sister embarked on a tour with Tune Yards & Xiu Xiu that saw them stopping through the District for a set at DC9. By this point, their latest release, the moody Color Your Life EP, had already gotten some great feedback from the likes of Stereogum, Pitchfork, and Brooklyn Vegan. Despite their position in the opening slot, Twin Sister played a short and sweet set to a pretty full room.
You could say it’s been a pretty good year for a relatively young band. In addition to good press, they’ve also lucked out in securing some great tourmates; this fall they’ll hit the road with The Morning Benders.
On their most recent visit to the District, the band played just across the river at Arlington’s IOTA. This time around, Twin Sister’s performance benefited from slightly better room sound and just a two-band bill (paired with the wonderful Memoryhouse), which allowed them to play a slightly longer, less rushed set that flowed through mellow, hazy tunes and lush, driving grooves. In turn, the audience benefited from a tighter band that has spent the better part of this year on the road.
We captured footage of the band performing a couple of tunes from their latest release: the playful teasing of “Milk & Honey”, and what would perhaps be the single off of the EP, the super sticky “All Around and Away We Go,” which has a tendency to implant itself in your mind for long stretches.
Both of the band’s EPs are available for download from their website, as well as stems from the Color Your Life tunes, in case you care to try your hand in remixing their tracks.