Record Review: Twin Sister Radio — ‘Extended Play’

Twin Sister Radio blends styles as disparate as kraut rock and pop into a cohesive whole. Where opener “Without the Rain” features prominent motorik beats and a heavy use of repetition, “Sugar (I Want)” immediately switches gears into a hook-heavy number with punk sneer. From there, it only continues to branch out, from the garage rock of “Bleached Out” to the plodding strut of “The Beloved.” All the while, singer David Wright offers his confident tenor register, backed by Catherine Baines’ dulcet soprano. The music is largely predicated on groove and movement, although never at the expense of a catchy melody, and always in service of the vocal narrative.  —Syd Bishop