Mr Twin Sister

PopGun Presents

Mr Twin Sister

Ava Luna, NAIMA

May 17

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Warsaw

Brooklyn, NY

$20 / $25

This event is 16 and over

Mr Twin Sister
Mr Twin Sister
After growing up together on Long Island, Mr Twin Sister formed in 2008 under the name Twin Sister, releasing two EPs - Vampires with Dreaming Kids in 2008, and Color Your Life in 2010 - to significant critical acclaim. The band signed to Domino Records for their debut LP, In Heaven, released in 2011, and in 2012 their song “Meet the Frownies” was sampled by Kendrick Lamar and Dr Dre on “The Recipe”. In 2013 lead singer Andrea Estella was cast in the Veronica Mars movie, with two songs by the band featured on the soundtrack. Having left Domino and changed the name to Mr Twin Sister in response to a legal threat, the band self-released Mr Twin Sister in 2014, which was recognized as one of the best albums of the year by Pitchfork, New York Magazine, Time Magazine, Gorilla vs Bear, Huffington Post, and many others.
Ava Luna
Ava Luna
New York’s favorite ‘nervous soul’ outfit, Ava Luna began in 2007 when Carlos Hernandez, then a music composition student, set out to combine the heartfelt soul of Sly Stone and Shuggie Otis with the raw intensity of bands like Wire and The Raincoats. After self-releasing several EPs, their debut LP Ice Level was released by Infinite Best in 2012 to a groundswell of support, lauded by Spin as “ice-cool vintage '80s no wave grooves and extra-lush three-part girl group harmonies," and by Pitchfork as "glorious."

Playing 100+ shows in support of Ice Level, the band solidified its current lineup - Carlos Hernandez, Becca Kauffman, Felicia Douglass, Ethan Bassford and Julian Fader - and signed to Western Vinyl. Sophomore LP Electric Balloon, released in 2014, earned still more critical acclaim, notably from the Village Voice, Wax Poetics, Time Magazine, the Washington Post, and the New York Times, who praised it as “pulsating from one energy to another, suggesting art project and ritual.”

Back for more in 2015, Infinite House (Western Vinyl) adds a surrealistic storytelling element to their established sound, bringing the members of Ava Luna from the far end of Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn to the woods of Mississippi; from the seat of the mundane, to the hexagonal labyrinths of Borges' Library of Babel. Recorded by the band and mixed by Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Sleater-Kinney), whose legendary touch firmly seals these sounds in the realm of the thaumaturgical, it is their most polished, complete recording to date. With trademark intensity, mirthful humor, and taut angularity firmly in place, the mysteries of Infinite House unravel slowly, even as the songs throw your ass from its seat.

Over the years, Ava Luna has played shows with hundreds of great bands; highlights include the inaugural Crossing Brooklyn Ferry fest, opening for ESG at one of their many "last shows ever," and tours with the likes of Toro y Moi, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Krill, Sharon Van Etten, and (Mr) Twin Sister, among many others.
NAIMA
NAIMA
glitter n grit
Venue Information:
Warsaw
261 Driggs Ave.
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
http://www.warsawconcerts.com