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- Posted on Mar 15th 2010 11:23PM by Tina Smithers
How did you guys form the band?
Twin Sister has been around since the summer of 2008, but we've known each other since we were fairly young. We're all from Long Island and grew up in nearby towns. We were in different bands as kids and kind of moved around a lot, but it wasn't until a couple of years ago that we were all ready to give it a go. Over time we realized that we were each other's favorites!
How would you describe your sound?
We try to keep it natural and just see what comes out. It's very warm and easy.
Who are your musical influences?
We have a pretty wide range. Eric [Cardona] grew up listening to a lot of folk music, he's a great acoustic guitar player and loves Nick Drake. We all love Bjork. We just love artists that stand on their own, people who are just great individuals and have strong opinions on what they want. I think we respect that more than anything.
How did you choose your band name?
Andrea [Estella] is also a visual artist, and 'Twin Sister' is the name of one of her paintings. It's a huge painting that has two twin sisters riding on a goldfish's back. Eric wrote a song about it, and when we were deciding on a band name, we just went through old songs that we weren't really playing anymore. It was the one name we all could agree on.
What's in your festival survival kit?
We have tons of underwear and socks. And dry shampoo, soaps, maybe some fruit.
Who was your first celebrity crush?
I guess I can say for maybe half the band, it would be Bjork. Dev [Gupta]'s would be Hannah Montana, but that might be illegal.
What's your guiltiest pleasure?
We like some pretty cheesy '70s rock sometimes... and the Black Eyed Peas.
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