Quick Hitters:: Sister & Louise Burns

Sister, the new Toronto trio led by the now legendary Gillis sisters, craft mature textures and deliver emotions much deeper than he doesn’t love me anymore. Sure, punchy rockers like “Wishbone” help us remember the musical starting point from which the two women evolved, but with help from Pete Johnson on bass, the self-titled EP leaves the carefree innocence and life-or-death drama of adolescence behind.

 

Beautiful harmonies and intricate drum patterns help frame honest glimpses of people leaving, turning the amps down and saying goodbye to rock ‘n roll, but when the fantastic, “Feather on the Ocean Floor”, you know the Gillis girls aren’t ready to call it quits and Sister might stop everyone from reminiscing about their “other” band.

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MP3:: Sister - Feather
WEB:: http://sistermusic.ca/

You heard it here first! Or second. Or third. Obviously, the point is that Vancouver’s Louise Burns is destined for endless praise when Mellow Drama drops in April.

 

Undoubtedly, after falling in love with her first single (“What Do You Wanna Do”) it would be easy to lump Burns in with retro country popsters like Zooey Deschanel and Jenny Lewis, but Mellow Drama holds much darker secrets. Burns may be obsessed with 50′s/60′s pop, and this sparkling melody (especially with that surf guitar chiming in so perfectly) could have been a radio smash for any girl group in those eras, but when you get the chance to hear Burns experiment with more dreamy textures, you realize her music is more substance than cute, nostalgic charm.

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MP3:: Louise Burns - What Do You Wanna Do
WEB:: http://www.myspace.com/louiseburnsmusic

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One Response to “Quick Hitters:: Sister & Louise Burns”

Alex January 17th, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Big thumbs up for Louise Burns. Very solid record.

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