Mr Twin Sister

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Mr Twin Sister
Mr. Twin Sister, 2011
Mr. Twin Sister, 2011
Background information
OriginNew York City, New York, U.S.
GenresChillwave, indie pop, dream pop, electronic, psychedelic pop[1]
Years active2008–present
Labels
Websitemrtwinsister.com
Members
  • Eric Cardona
  • Gabe D'Amico
  • Andrea Estella
  • Udbhav "Dev" Gupta

Mr Twin Sister (formerly Twin Sister[2]) is an American band from New York City. Their music has been described as chill wave,[1] indie pop,[3][4] dream pop, and disco.[5] They have been compared to Cocteau Twins[6] and Portishead.[7] They have toured the US and Europe[8][9] and have so far released three EPs and three LPs.

The band members are singer Andrea Estella, keyboardist Dev Gupta, bassist Gabe D'Amico, and guitarist-singer Eric Cardona.[4][1]

History[edit]

The band formed in 2008 when the five members of Twin Sister came together to work on Vampires With Dreaming Kids.[9] They relocated to Brooklyn where they built a small following.[3][10] Their EP 'Color Your Life' was released on Domino Records in the UK[11] and Infinite Best in the USA.[12]

Their song 'All Around And Away We Go' was voted No. 59 in the 2010 Pitchfork Media tracks of the year poll[13] and they were voted at No. 3 in the 'Best hope for 2011' section of the readers poll.[14]

The 2012 hip-hop hit 'The Recipe' by Kendrick Lamar featuring Dr. Dre and produced by Scoop Deville samples Twin Sister's song 'Meet the Frownies'.

In 2014, the band changed their name from "Twin Sister" to "Mr Twin Sister".[2]

Andrea Estella replaced Leighton Meester as Carrie Bishop in the Kickstarter-funded Veronica Mars movie, released in 2014.[15]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • In Heaven (September 27, 2011)
  • Mr Twin Sister (September 23, 2014)
  • Salt (October 25, 2018)
  • Al Mundo Azul (November 19, 2021)

EPs[edit]

  • Vampires With Dreaming Kids (2008)[6]
  • Color Your Life (March, 2010)[11]
  • Split (with The Luyas) (April, 2011)

Singles[edit]

  • Bad Street (September, 2011)
  • Kimmi In a Rice Field / Bad Street Remixes (December, 2011)
  • The Erotic Book (May, 2015)
  • Poor Relations (November, 2016)
  • Jaipur (June, 2018)
  • Power of Two / Echo Arms (August, 2018)
  • Diary / Expressions (February, 2021)[16]

Eric Cardona’s Solo Work[edit]

  • Cell Songs (Album, February 2019)
  • Two Moons (Single, March 2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Renshaw, David "Twin Sister - Color Your Life/Vampires With Dreaming Kids" Archived 2010-09-10 at the Wayback Machine, Drowned In Sound, September 7th, 2010
  2. ^ a b "Mr. Twin Sister, Formerly Twin Sister, Celebrate Name Change With New Track "Out of the Dark"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2019-12-18.
  3. ^ a b Lopez, L.V. "The Class of 2011: An Interview with Twin Sister", Frontier Psychiatrist, August 17th, 2011
  4. ^ a b "Rising: Twin Sister", Pitchfork, April 27, 2010, retrieved July 27, 2010
  5. ^ Caramanica, Jon, "In the Wee, Steamy Hours, a Wash of Languorous Pop", The New York Times, May 30, 2010
  6. ^ a b White, Chris, "Twin Sister - Vampires With Dreaming Kids / Color Your Life Review" BBC Music, 20 September 2010
  7. ^ Lockwood, Andrew, "Twin Sister - Vampires With Dreaming Kids/Color Your Life Album Review", Contact Music
  8. ^ Summer Tour with Bear in Heaven, April 28, 2010, archived from the original on July 23, 2012, retrieved July 27, 2010
  9. ^ a b "UK debut for Twin Sister", The Music Fix, retrieved July 27, 2010
  10. ^ 2010 Twilight Concert Series, retrieved July 27, 2010
  11. ^ a b "Twin Sister" Domino - Artists
  12. ^ "Color Your Life" Archived 2010-12-28 at the Wayback Machine Infinite Best Recordings, March 30, 2010
  13. ^ "The Top 100 Tracks of 2010", Pitchfork Media, December 13, 2010
  14. ^ "2010 Pitchfork Readers Poll" Pitchfork Media, January 3, 2011
  15. ^ "Leighton Meester 'Unavailable' for 'Veronica Mars' Movie; Replaced by Singer Andrea Estella". The Hollywood Reporter. July 14, 2013.
  16. ^ "Release group "Diary / Expressions" by Mr Twin Sister - MusicBrainz". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved 2021-04-13.

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