He's My Brother She's My Sister
He's My Brother She's My Sister, a real-life brother (Robert Kolar) and sister (Rachel Kolar) band.
I caught this sibling band at the Cabooze last month, and as I previously said: I liked the band. They're coming back to Minneapolis at the 400 Bar on July 5th. Because the date is so close to the holiday, most Minnesotans are probably recovering at their cabins… unfortunately, that's just how things are around these parts.
If you don't own a cabin, you should stop in at the 400 and check out this Los Angeles band. If you've never seen them live before, they do have a tap-dancer (the only other band that had a dedicated tap-dancer that I can think of is Tilly & The Wall).
Look for their debut LP coming out this fall. In the meantime, they have some studio, demos, and live tracks on their bandcamp.
Here is their tour schedule:
06/28/12 Hermosa Beach CA Saint Rocke
06/29/12 Fresno CA Fulton 55
06/30/12 San Francisco CA Cafe Du Nord
07/01/12 Sunnyside-Tahoe City CA Commons Beach
07/05/12 Minneapolis MN 400 Bar
07/06/12 Iowa City IA The Mill
07/07/12 Chicago IL West Fest
07/08/12 Columbus OH Woodlands Tavern
07/10/12 Arlington VA IOTA
07/11/12 Philadelphia PA World Cafe Live
07/12/12 New York NY Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival
07/13/12 Boston Ma Church of Bostn
07/14/12 New Haven CT Cafe Nine
07/15/12 Asbury Park NJ The Saint
07/17/12 Asheville NC The Grey Eagle
07/18/12 Chapel Hill NC Local 506
07/19/12 east Atlanta GA The Earl
07/20/12 Nashville TN 12th and Porter
07/21/12 Memphis TN Hi-Tone Café
08/24/12 Los Angeles CA Grand Performances
09/25/12 Arcata CA Humboldt Brews
09/26/12 Eugene OR Sam Bond's Garage
09/27/12 Portland OR Bunk Bar
09/28/12 Seattle WA Sunset Tavern
10/12/12 Austin TX Austin City Limits Music
Zambri is the ethereal duo of real sisters Cristi Jo and Jessica. They've been making music together since they were children. Their debut album, House Of Baasa, just came out April 10th, and fans of Beach House and Best Coast have already taken notice of this band.
Trivia: If you were wondering about the album name, it's a biblical story about a servant who rebelled against his ruler Baasa to overtake the throne for seven days (after which he set the palace and himself on fire).
Check them out in Europe:
06/22 - Dia de la Musica - Madrid, Spain*
06/26 - Madame Jojo's - London, UK
06/27 - The Old Blue Last - London, UK
* w/Azealia Banks, St. Vincent, Twin Shadow, Bear In Heaven + more
Download "Places" on Filter Magazine.
THE VOLKOVA SISTERS
Not actual sisters, The Volkova Sisters are a folktronic band from Hungary, forming in 2009 originally as a duo between Daniel Sandor and Dalma Berger.
They got their name from the main characters in a book, "Pattern Recognition" by William Gibson.
After playing at last year's SXSW, the band recorded a new EP called Hope, which came out May 28th.
Anglo-French brother-sister duo SAF have just released a brand new video for "I Can't", taken from their Nailstorm EP.
What I like about their biography is that the EP is described as sounding like Garbage (Shirley Manson, not rubbish), noise rock and Britpop.
You can check out the lead track, "Nailstorm", at RAK Studio (from February 2012) at vimeo.com.