Lily & Madeleine are the talk of the town. There’s no denying it. After one look at this gorgeous video, you’ll soon agree.
It’s not often that any artist, local or not, enjoys this type of rise from obscurity. Today, the group announced they have signed with indie label Asthmatic Kitty (home to Sufjan Stevens, Fol Chen, My Brightest Diamond.) Their debut EP, The Weight of the Globe, will be released in US on June 11, 2013. Since November, the sister duo has managed to secure a label deal, top-notch publicist from Sacks & Co (Black Keys, The Civil Wars), and a feeding frenzy of booking agents. The interwebs are a buzz with critical acclaim, Death +Taxes asserts, “It’s not just that their songs are instantly compelling and arranged and produced with impeccable taste, but that they project a wizened soulfulness that’s almost preternatural coming from a couple of high-schoolers. The pathos in their EP closer ‘Things I’ll Later Lose’ is stunning,” while NUVO heralds, “they’ve got the support of powerful locals behind them and great raw material. Their delicate, strummed folk melodies and clear vocal harmonies are intimate and simple.”
At the ages of 16 and 18, its safe to say they their future is bright.
Lily & Madeleine will play an all ages show at Old National Centre in Indianapolis on June 8. Tickets available here for $15
Lily & Madeleine Perform “Back To The River” live at The Do317 Lounge on February 9 (featuring Shannon Hayden)
Watch more live sessions from the Do317 Lounge here.