Together these talented Los Angeles-based women can harness their singing talents for anything. I adore Inara George’s band The Bird and the Bee and listened to The Living Sister’s debut release Love to Live often. It was a bit more alternative, melodic pop than their second release, Run for Cover, a standards collection. They’re still making gorgeous music just in a different vein. A bit more Nashville than Portland. Listeners will enter a time capsule with its Brill building/ 50s and 60s girl-group harmonies, cowgirl attitude and old-fashioned goodness. There’s an intermingling of folk, country and doo-wop. It works with the lilting vocals. The Living Sisters are: Inara George (The Bird and the Bee); Becky Stark (Lavender Diamond); Eleni Mandell ; and most recent addition Alex Lilly.
Becky Stark said: “If it sounds beautiful, that’s because it felt beautiful—because we were really listening to each other and experiencing the union of our voices. It’s a pretty simple principal that we are committed to as a musical endeavor. The Living Sisters are about a collective spirit and about our relationship to one another—the fun we have the friendship and love that we share. It just works.”
the haunting, gorgeous Patsy Cline song “Sweet Dreams”
funky and fitting “Can You Get to That”
a capella rendition of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”
The Living Sisters
Run for Cover
release date: January 8th, 2013
purchase at Amazon: Run For Cover EP
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