Lily & Madeline

Keep It Together

New West

Feb 24, 2016 Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice Bookmark and Share


Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz's Keep It Together is a beautiful third studio album from the young Indianapolis sisters. The duo's career took off just a few short years ago after producer and Zero Boys frontman Paul Mahern discovered their YouTube videos, in which they gorgeously covered songs by Adele, Mumford & Sons, and others. Since then, they strove to release an album a year for three years. Though Keep It Together comes 16 months after their sophomore record, it's well worth the wait.

The Jurkiewicz sisters' work studying and covering a diverse and notable roster of artists has clearly yielded a lush, unique sound all their own, in spite of their numerous influences. A little bit Jenny Lewis, with hints of Fleet Foxes and many others thrown in, Lily & Madeleine boast a polished, mature sound demarcated most prominently by their harmonious vocals. The sisters' angelic voices are an auditory hot cup of tea on a winter night, soothing and calming, warming you to your core. "Westfield", the third track on the album, is a down comforter of a songit beckons you to wrap yourself in it, and rarely have you been so comfortable. In under 40-minutes, Lily & Madeleine prove there's still beauty in the world, and that sisterly love, coupled naturally with evolving talent, can make for an impressively powerful album. (www.lilandmad.com)

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