credit: Andrew Paynter
Sis is a band. A sole composer/singer Jenny Gillespie Mason begins the process sketching lyrics and melodies alone in a room, but the rest is a serendipitous, scary and smooth recording combustion between players in the studio, namely core members Mason, electric guitarist Carly Bond (Meernaa) and keyboardist Rob Shelton (Meernaa, John Vanderslice). The music of their debut album Euphorbia (Native Cat Recordings, 2018) is an experiment in soulful R&B romantics with an undercurrent of breathless risk. While a disparate array of influences materializes on the record Euphorbia, from Sade to Steve Reich, something truly new is created the collective energy from each player’s musical lineage. They've since released a single "Nightie," an ode to UFO dreams, Jungian stirrings, and the restless hypnotics of Talking Heads, to be included on their forthcoming 2019 sophomore LP Gas Station Roses. The new record recorded with drummer Otto Hauser (Devendra Banhart, Cass McCombs) and percussionist Brijean Murphy (Toro Y Moi, US Girls).
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