The Living Sisters are a new band composed of Eleni Mandell, The Bird & The Bee’s Inara George, and Lavender Diamond’s Becky Stark. The group’s debut album will be released March 30th and features the trio singing pretty vintage pop melodies.
“How Are You Doing” blends Andrews Sisters harmonies with an AM radio light twang. The girls croon sweetly on the doo-wop tunes “Ferris Wheel” and “You Make Me Blue.”
“Cradle” puts a sultry spin on a gentle Patti Page vocal style. “Good Ole Wagon” reminds me of She & Him‘s retro-influenced indie sound, but “Hold Back” is pure Eleni Mandell.
“The Mountain Has Skies” reaches the lofty heights of Judy Collins’ angelic soprano. The handclap pop ditty “Double Knots” is the catchiest track on the album.
The Living Sisters – Double Knot (mp3 removed) *
*mp3 provided by & posted w/ permission of Vanguard Records