Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lily & Madeleine's "The Wolf Is Free" music video premieres at Rookie Magazine




“…ridiculously charming and sweet harmonies…”
—NPR Music 

“Their songs have a maturity that transcends their years.”—KCRW

“In a sea of auto-tuned sameness, their soulful and simple harmonies stand out like none other.”
Lucky Magazine

“…lovely harmonies and folk-like simplicity…”
USA Today 

“Prepare to be emotionally disarmed by the otherworldly, heart-shredding harmonies of these Indianapolis, Ind. sisters.”—Chicago Tribune

The official music video for Lily & Madeleine’s new single “The Wolf Is Free” recently premiered at Rookie Magazine and can be viewed/shared here. Already receiving critical acclaim, KCRW recently featured the song as “Today’s Top Tune,” praising, “Their transition from teenagers into womanhood provides rich experiences for songwriting,” while Nylon Magazine describes, “Lily & Madeleine fold stunning harmonies into brushed drums, dreamy strings, and soft keys—and fade into you in the process” and My Old Kentucky Blog asserts, “The song see the sisters further exploring new sounds, but maintaining the beautiful harmonies…”

“The Wolf Is Free” is from the sister’s forthcoming sophomore album, Fumes, which will be released October 28 onAsthmatic Kitty Records and is now available to pre-order. Of the new music, NPR Music’s Stephen Thompson describes, “This record has a little more of a kick to it…it’s fuller and more produced and more fleshed out…this whole record is zippier. I am excited about it,” while U.K.’s The Independent proclaims, “Never mind Difficult Second Album Syndrome. When Indianapolis sisters Lily & Madeleine released their lovely self-titled album in 2013, their stated aim was to record an album a year for the next three years. True to their word, one year and one day later…Fumes, an even better follow up.”

In celebration of the release, the sisters will embark on a nationwide tour this fall, including shows at NY’s Le Poisson Rouge on November 6 and DC’s The Hamilton on November 8. See below for complete details.
Produced once again by Paul Mahern, the 10-track album was recorded in Bloomington, IN and was written by the sisters and longtime collaborator Kenny Childers (Gentleman Caller). Of the project, Madeleine comments, “Fumesis a new step for us as artists. It shows our transformation as musicians and as women, and was inspired by our experience on the road as well as the life experiences of people close to us. Dedicating more time and working with new artists in the studio allowed us to better create the sound we wanted. It’s a perfect reflection of this stage of our lives.”

The new recording follows the sisters’ self-titled debut album, which was released last year to overwhelming critical acclaim. The New York Times calls Lily & Madeleine, “…extraordinary…,” while Nylon Magazine praises, “…already honed a mature, enchanting sound” and Paste asserts, “stunning singers, smart songwriters, and effortless live performers.” Additionally, in the past year, the duo has appeared on CBS’ “This Morning,” KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” and NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk Concert” series.

Fumes track-listing
1. Fumes 
2. Rabbit
3. Ride Away
4. Can’t Admit It
5. Cabin Fever
6. The Wolf Is Free
7. Hold On To Now
8. Lips and Hips
9. Pepermint Candy
10. Blue Blades

   October 24                                                Indianapolis, IN                   Deluxe @ Old National Centre
      November 2                                               Charleston, WV         Mountain Stage at the Culture Center
November 5                                                  Boston, MA                                     Brighton Music Hall
November 6                                                New York, NY                                       Le Poisson Rouge
  November 7                                              Philadelphia, PA                           World Café Life Upstairs
November 8                                               Washington, DC                                            The Hamilton
  November 10                                               Carrborro, NC                          Cat’s Cradle—Back Room
November 11                                                  Decatur, GA                                                Eddie’s Attic
November 12                                               Nashville, TN                                             The Stone Fox
November 13                                              St. Louis, MO                             Off Broadway Nightclub
    November 14                                               Louisville, KY                  Kentucky Country Day Theater
November 15                                                 Chicago, IL                                                  Lincoln Hall

(additional dates to be announced) 

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