Lily & Madeleine

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Lily & Madeleine
Lily & Madeleine (color).jpg
Background information
Origin Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Genres Folk pop
Years active 2012–present
Labels New West Records, Asthmatic Kitty
Website www.lilandmad.com
Members Lily Jurkiewicz
Madeleine Jurkiewicz

Lily & Madeleine are an American folk pop duo from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, which consists of sisters Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz. They have released three full-length albums, Lily & Madeleine (2013),[1][2][3][4][5][6] Fumes (2014) on Asthmatic Kitty and Keep It Together (2016) on New West Records.

Biography[edit]

Lily & Madeleine began singing together as high school students, uploading home videos of cover songs to YouTube. On the strength of those videos, Bloomington, Indiana producer Paul Mahern invited the two into his studio to record their debut EP, The Weight of the Globe, when their class schedule permitted.[7]

Lily & Madeleine playing at JamminJava, Vienna, VA. Featuring two other musicians.

With the help of Kenny Childers (Gentleman Caller), they co-wrote their first original songs for that EP and video of Lily & Madeleine singing in Mahern's studio reached the front page of news aggregator Reddit. The Weight of the Globe was picked up for a 2013 release by Sufjan Stevens' Asthmatic Kitty Records,[8] and John Mellencamp asked the sisters to contribute guest vocals to the soundtrack of his musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.[9]

In February 2013, the two sold out their very first live shows, in their hometown of Indianapolis.[10] That October, they made their national TV debut on CBS This Morning,[11] in anticipation of their self-titled first LP, released at the end of the month.

In reviewing Lily & Madeleine, The New York Times argued that "the thing that flags them as extraordinary is their sibling vocal blend, deep and seamless and relaxed."[12]

In addition to promotional videos such as "Back to the River," directed by Allister Ann in support of The Weight of the Globe, and "Come to Me" from Lily & Madeleine, directed by Tyler Jones, Lily & Madeleine continue to release live videos of their acoustic performances in the studio, directed by Bishop Chatard High School graduates Nicole Lehrman and Stuart Hotwagoner.[13][14]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • The Weight of the Globe (Asthmatic Kitty, 2013)
  • Daytrotter Session, May 31, 2013 – Daytrotter Studio, Rock Island, IL (Daytrotter, 2013)

Appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deusner, Stephen. "Lily & Madeleine: The Best of What's Next". Paste. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Dickinson, Chrissie (29 October 2013). "Even Lily & Madeleine find their sudden fame surprising". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Lester, Paul. "New band of the day: Lily & Madeleine (No 1,580)". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Lewis, Casey. "Meet Lily and Madeleine, The Indie-Folk Sister Duo You Need to Know". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Matheson, Whitney (25 October 2013). "Video debut: Lily & Madeleine's 'Spirited Away'". USA Today. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Pareles, Jon (28 October 2013). "CDs From Mallu Magalhães, the Necks, and Lily & Madeleine". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Hyman, Dan (12 August 2013). "Listen Up". The New York Times. 
  8. ^ Dickinson, Chrissie (29 October 2013). "Even Lily & Madeleine find their sudden fame surprising". Chicago Tribune. 
  9. ^ "Lily & Madeleine: The Best of What's Next". pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  10. ^ http://do317.com/events/2013/2/9/lily-madeleine-w-shannon-hayden. Retrieved February 18, 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  11. ^ "Second Cup Cafe: Lily and Madeleine". Cbsnews.org. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  12. ^ Pareles, Jon (28 October 2013). "CDs From Mallu Magalhães, the Necks, and Lily & Madeleine". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "Lily & Madeleine". YouTube. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  14. ^ Lindquist, David (October 23, 2013). "Lily & Madeleine live video world premiere". Indy Star. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 

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