Mr Twin Sister

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Don't know why this group decided to add the "Mr" to their name, it feels awkward to me, but then I never paid attention to them before really so whatever the fuck.

Brad and Deej hipped me to their new album and first under this moniker, and they were so so right, brad says "smoke weed listen to sade" and deej says "maurice fulton" and I say not much cos I keep listening to this instead. But it does make me imagine an album built around the aesthetic that A Mountain of One explored shamefully only once on their cover of "Can't Be Serious" with Martina Topley Bird. Anyway I'm totally obsessed with it and so should you be.

In The House Of Yes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmpwRErrrsk

Out Of The Dark:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAOvZEobgQw

I think this should appeal to my balearic crew, to my sade crew, to my dixon crew, all crews welcome in fact.

Tim F, Friday, 3 October 2014 21:20 (three years ago) Permalink

i am a woman
but inside i'm a man
and i want to be as gay as i can

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Friday, 3 October 2014 21:22 (three years ago) Permalink

I want an extended version of "Out of the Dark". I suppose I could always mess around with freeware audio editors again.

TTAGGGTTAGGG (Sanpaku), Friday, 3 October 2014 21:23 (three years ago) Permalink

The most implausible part of the Veronica Mars movie was that Twin Sister's "All Around and Away We Go" was presented as a hit for a Katy Perry-like pop star.

jaymc, Friday, 3 October 2014 21:45 (three years ago) Permalink

I'd seen this name on places like Pitchfork, but I had no idea Twin Sister had added "Mr" to the name. I just thought it was someone different.

This sounds totally unlike what they sounded like 3-4 years ago.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 3 October 2014 21:49 (three years ago) Permalink

I think that's the reason for the change but i still don't like it, it feels like they had a messy car crash with Mr Mr.

Tim F, Friday, 3 October 2014 21:51 (three years ago) Permalink

THE MUSIC IS GREAT THOUGH.

Tim F, Friday, 3 October 2014 21:52 (three years ago) Permalink

Listening to the album now. I'm on board.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 3 October 2014 21:53 (three years ago) Permalink

Legal threats from another Twin Sister, “the self-proclaimed greatest Star Wars funk band,” who performed in full costume.

TTAGGGTTAGGG (Sanpaku), Friday, 3 October 2014 22:03 (three years ago) Permalink

Out of the Dark is a bop. Wish it didn't end so abruptly.

I think their first album is underrated.

uxorious gazumping (monotony), Friday, 3 October 2014 22:08 (three years ago) Permalink

i also wish "out of the dark" were longer and i maybe wish "twelve angels" were shorter

best side one i've heard all year though

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Friday, 3 October 2014 23:19 (three years ago) Permalink

i love this album. some of it sounds like bjork doing linda difranco and sade covers.

max, Sunday, 5 October 2014 12:11 (three years ago) Permalink

This album is really something. Balearic/Dixon/Sade is so right, I can't believe nobody tried it before.

boxedjoy, Saturday, 18 October 2014 18:35 (three years ago) Permalink

Ta for this.

etc, Sunday, 19 October 2014 22:54 (three years ago) Permalink

cool, feelin it

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Sunday, 19 October 2014 23:08 (three years ago) Permalink

"Blush" especially on the Sade (also thinkin if we could get Jessie Ware on some of this weed but would she b paranoid)

dow, Sunday, 19 October 2014 23:33 (three years ago) Permalink

Listening to album now on Spotify goddam---dream pop & bass? No lack of personality or atmosphere

dow, Monday, 20 October 2014 00:22 (three years ago) Permalink

2011 alb very good too so damn confident but no time for smug "Beep beep."

dow, Monday, 20 October 2014 00:56 (three years ago) Permalink

Loved their EPs in 2009-10 - think "All Around And Away We Go" was my favourite track by anyone that year - then found their first LP in 2011 to be a huge let-down, just a few highlights and "Saturday Sunday" was just terrible. Will try to check out their new stuff with an open mind.

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:08 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

btw this record

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 01:45 (three years ago) Permalink

So good. One of my late discoveries (Thanks to Johnny Fever for having it in his albums of the year list) but already very high on my own list.

Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 01:49 (three years ago) Permalink

first four tracks completely devastate me at this point

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 01:54 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah the first half is just gorgeous. The second half seems so unexpected after those songs but it somehow it really works as a whole album.

Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 01:58 (three years ago) Permalink

i like everything on it

deej loaf (D-40), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 02:01 (three years ago) Permalink

is there even a real me
or am i just a series of nights

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 02:03 (three years ago) Permalink

This LP is now my favourite this year, not a weak spot on it, glad they've stopped trying to be an indie band and embraced this strung-out 5am post-disco thing, her voice deserves it.

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 03:23 (three years ago) Permalink

i found this album very pleasant to listen to and every time it has gone straight in one ear and out the other

lex pretend, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 09:29 (three years ago) Permalink

easy glistening album of the year

Tim F, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 11:36 (three years ago) Permalink

I think that's the reason for the change but i still don't like it, it feels like they had a messy car crash with Mr Mr.

― Tim F, Friday, October 3, 2014 5:51 PM (1 month ago) Bookmark

Tim do you mean the K-pop band MR.MR???

, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 11:41 (three years ago) Permalink

Sadly I meant Mr Mister of "Broken Wings".

Tim F, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 11:43 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Hmm, in my memory, this thread was way longer.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 January 2015 22:35 (three years ago) Permalink

biggest gap between the awfulness of the band name and the quality of the music?

||||||||, Thursday, 29 January 2015 22:36 (three years ago) Permalink

I think I did most of my enthusing on Facebook with brad & deej

Tim F, Thursday, 29 January 2015 22:57 (three years ago) Permalink

Pretty sure I overlooked this on the basis of the terrible name too.

The Reverend, Thursday, 29 January 2015 23:02 (three years ago) Permalink

nearly overlooked it on the basis of 1) their name 2) the previous associations i had re: their sound 3) who was writing about them

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 29 January 2015 23:04 (three years ago) Permalink

thankfully a friend whose taste i really trust recommended it to me

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 29 January 2015 23:05 (three years ago) Permalink

It took many co-signs for me to check it out.

Tay-Tay Brooklynpants (Murgatroid), Thursday, 29 January 2015 23:07 (three years ago) Permalink

I never actually saw anyone talking about or recommending them, just the name!

The Reverend, Thursday, 29 January 2015 23:11 (three years ago) Permalink

i love this record so much and it really should've been no. 1 on my ballot

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 29 January 2015 23:13 (three years ago) Permalink

it has this really wonderful dual quality of being smoky and precise, dreamy and present

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 29 January 2015 23:15 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah it's one of the best things to happen ever. still remember the feeling hearing 'in the house of yes' for the first time, when the disco strings came in.

flopson, Friday, 30 January 2015 01:05 (three years ago) Permalink

it has this really wonderful dual quality of being smoky and precise, dreamy and present

― emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 29 January 2015 23:15 (Yesterday) Permalink

otm

j. winters (josh), Friday, 30 January 2015 03:17 (three years ago) Permalink

This is great, my favorite discovery so far from the poll results.

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 30 January 2015 06:21 (three years ago) Permalink

not too in to the silent-shout-style tracks on the back half of this record, but overall its def my favorite discovery from the EOY top 77 polls.

max already invoked bjork, which is what i hear the most-- specifically the lush floral stuff from "Post"

gr8080, Tuesday, 3 February 2015 20:11 (three years ago) Permalink

this is my favorite discovery from the albums poll too

first 2 tracks are perfect

ciderpress, Tuesday, 3 February 2015 20:34 (three years ago) Permalink

wow @ this

languagelessness (mattresslessness), Wednesday, 4 February 2015 21:53 (three years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wfKe9uwGhA

deej loaf (D-40), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 07:25 (three years ago) Permalink

i forgot she dropped nbombs smh sorry

that sentiment, tho

deej loaf (D-40), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 07:25 (three years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Newest song continues their penchant for slick grooves, although I guess they a different vocalist for this one?

https://mrtwinsister.bandcamp.com/album/the-erotic-book

klonman, Monday, 15 June 2015 18:46 (three years ago) Permalink

That's really nice.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 15 June 2015 19:03 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

saw them over the weekend at p4k and just wanna remind everyone to check them out if you haven't gotten around to it yet

j. winters (josh), Tuesday, 21 July 2015 16:01 (three years ago) Permalink

"Color Your Life" from the Twin Sister days is one of my favorite pieces of music this decade. I guess they're not giving it away free anymore but it's very much worth whatever price they're asking.

geoffreyess, Tuesday, 21 July 2015 20:32 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Finally picked up 'In Heaven', the Twin Sister full length, today for £1 and am quite enjoying it. Will eventually get around to Mr Twin Sister.

michaellambert, Sunday, 25 October 2015 23:36 (two years ago) Permalink

"In Heaven" is very nice. Haven't heard the new one. Saw them in LA the other night and they were great!

one time gaffled 'em up (one time), Monday, 26 October 2015 06:21 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

listening to this record again and it's absolute magic, so fully realized, every detail wondrous and spectacular, god it's great

j. winters (josh), Saturday, 16 January 2016 08:41 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay2GCcVN6ow

new song rules

ufo, Thursday, 28 June 2018 02:10 (two months ago) Permalink

no one on earth has released an album as good as their 2014 s/t since imo

flopson, Thursday, 28 June 2018 02:12 (two months ago) Permalink

ooh

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:21 (two months ago) Permalink

SO good.

Not the most active band though, eh?
What do they do in their non-MTS time that keeps them from releasing more fantastic music anyway?

mr.raffles, Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:38 (two months ago) Permalink

IIRC, Andrea announced a multiple sclerosis diagnosis prior to the album release in 2014.

Roomba with an attitude (Sanpaku), Thursday, 28 June 2018 04:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh! Had no idea about that!

They have way more great tracks than most bands even with sporadic deployment.

mr.raffles, Thursday, 28 June 2018 04:06 (two months ago) Permalink

"jaipur" is amazing wow

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 28 June 2018 04:15 (two months ago) Permalink

I have now this song on a loop for the last hour+ and it's just as good this time as it was the first.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 28 June 2018 04:31 (two months ago) Permalink

A new album from them would be great.

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Thursday, 28 June 2018 04:47 (two months ago) Permalink

The new song is so gorgeous.

I sometimes forget just how special their last album was. One of those discoveries that makes me really grateful I post on here. For some strange reason I barely saw any buzz about it anywhere else.

kitchen person, Thursday, 28 June 2018 04:58 (two months ago) Permalink

their twitter does seem to suggest a new album is on the way which is very exciting

ufo, Thursday, 28 June 2018 05:55 (two months ago) Permalink

Still don't get why In the House of Yes wasn't some massive breakout hit - stunning, stunning track. Really excited for new stuff from them.

hourofthestar, Thursday, 28 June 2018 11:03 (two months ago) Permalink

new song is fantastic, been listening to that and the self-titled album for the past few hours. unbelievable that it's been nearly 4 years since it came out

supreme court justice samuel lance-ito (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 22:09 (two months ago) Permalink

prob best song of the year,so far

Nourry, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 23:15 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

new track

||||||||, Thursday, 26 July 2018 13:25 (one month ago) Permalink

how is this band so good

||||||||, Thursday, 26 July 2018 13:26 (one month ago) Permalink

love this band so much

ufo, Thursday, 26 July 2018 15:59 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL-XHeBLwTE

groovypanda, Thursday, 26 July 2018 20:35 (one month ago) Permalink

this is the best band that has ever existed

― J0rdan S., Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:54 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 26 July 2018 20:39 (one month ago) Permalink

jordan otm

||||||||, Thursday, 26 July 2018 20:52 (one month ago) Permalink

mr twin sister me daddy

||||||||, Thursday, 26 July 2018 20:52 (one month ago) Permalink

i cant for the life of me remember how i heard of this band or why i got into them

like it blew my mind when brad mentioned he'd heard about them from me (which is true as it turns out) because i'd assumed i'd heard about them from him

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 26 July 2018 22:07 (one month ago) Permalink

i mean i got REALLY into them cuz they rule ass but i dont remember what first got my attention at all

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 26 July 2018 22:07 (one month ago) Permalink

They really are the best band alive

joshywinty (josh), Thursday, 26 July 2018 23:09 (one month ago) Permalink

If the whole album is even in the proximity of the quality of these two songs, it will be ilm royalty.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 27 July 2018 02:36 (one month ago) Permalink

this is the best band that has ever existed

― J0rdan S., Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:54 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

transcendental headache (Ross), Monday, 30 July 2018 15:55 (one month ago) Permalink

Sade really should have made a nu-disco comeback. I love these.

Roomba with an attitude (Sanpaku), Monday, 30 July 2018 18:08 (one month ago) Permalink

Have been listening to the last album a lot lately. Forgot just how great it is.

groovypanda, Monday, 30 July 2018 21:01 (one month ago) Permalink

https://radio.mrtwinsister.com/

so according to their twitter they've been streaming all sorts of stuff here, including various unreleased tracks and demos etc.

really wanna hear the version of Out of the Dark with an uncleared sample that was mentioned but it doesn't seem like anyone's recorded the streams or anything

ufo, Monday, 6 August 2018 10:43 (one month ago) Permalink

we just streamed the record on https://t.co/0KPQxnXqmk but there were no listeners, sorry folks

— Mr Twin Sister (@twinsistermusic) August 19, 2018

groovypanda, Sunday, 19 August 2018 20:25 (one month ago) Permalink

:O

princess of hell (BradNelson), Sunday, 19 August 2018 20:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Keep trying to get into these people but failing. Hoping for Sade but just getting Ivy vibes from them.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 20 August 2018 13:18 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I had a feeling they were gonna do this

joshywinty (josh), Monday, 20 August 2018 18:34 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Power of Two drops tomorrow!

— Mr Twin Sister (@twinsistermusic) August 23, 2018

groovypanda, Thursday, 23 August 2018 15:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kdV8VmD76w

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 23 August 2018 15:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

holy crap!

voodoo chili, Thursday, 23 August 2018 15:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I'm not strong enough
Kind enough
I don't have the will
To BEL-IEVE EN-OUGH

voodoo chili, Thursday, 23 August 2018 15:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Didn't catch it when it was on but the extended version is over 12 minutes long!

https://radio.mrtwinsister.com/

groovypanda, Friday, 24 August 2018 10:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

how is this band so good

ufo, Friday, 24 August 2018 12:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj6Ej0FOpls

here's a live version of Power of Two from a few years ago which has a slightly different arrangement to the final version (which is fantastic)

ufo, Friday, 24 August 2018 13:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

^

Only took 6+ years to finish that one lol.

— Mr Twin Sister (@twinsistermusic) August 24, 2018

groovypanda, Friday, 24 August 2018 20:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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