Perhaps even more playful than their New Wave sound, New York’s Twin Sister chose a band name that succinctly encapsulates a certain childlike sense of romanticism. Now, though, the five-piece has decided to repackage themselves as the ’80s-sounding Mr. Twin Sister. While the moniker seems doubly fluffy, the band has seemingly made an exodus into somewhat headier lyrical concepts.
Case in point, their first new song as Mr. Twin Sister, “Out of the Dark”. Sonically, it’s in the same vein as 2011’s In Heaven, as the band pieces together bits of Portishead and Cocteau Twins to forge a mysterious-but-uber-danceable synth-pop ballad. It’s the subject matter, though, where their playfulness ends, as singer Andrea Estella explores issues of transgenderism with direct but celebratory lines like “I am a woman, but inside I’m a man, and I want to be as gay as I can”. If nothing else, it certainly helps to inform the band’s choice of their gender-bending new moniker.
Listen in below:
The band also has a string of upcoming tour dates, including opening slots for The Antlers. Consult the full schedule below.
Mr. Twin Sister 2014 Tour Dates:
06/25 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair *
06/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
07/25 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
07/26 – Manhattan, NY @ Webster Hall *
09/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
09/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
09/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
* = w/ the Antlers