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Twin Sister 

When: Sat., Feb. 18 2012
First glance: another group of Brooklyn trustafarians making mood music for cat owners. Second glance: all of that, but with reluctant admiration. Twin Sister entered the blogo-consciousness with two cosmic-disco EPs, but they earned their rep last year with the full-length debut In Heaven. Rather than picking a trendy direction and sticking with it, the quintet seamlessly weaves its way through a wide range of atmospheres and influences without ever looking out of its element. One moment, they're NYC's answer to ‘90s-via-‘60s electro-pop of British bands like Stereolab and Broadcast. But then they go and throw some '70s funk at you and then a little ‘80s synth-pop drama and then a J-Pop-meets-Spaghetti-Western pop nugget. If there’s a unifying element, it’s singer Andrea Estella, who might as well be from Neptune with her Bond Girl detachment from the swooshes and whirls going on around her. Still, she makes a fine guide through Twin Sister’s charmingly random outer-space adventure. With Ava Luna and Nights. 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $12, $10. – Andrew Clayman

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