For those days when the Pippettes are too darn chirpy, and what you really want to do is wallow, The Chapin Sisters might be just what the doctor ordered. The Chapin Sisters are three sisters from New York whose blend of traditional folk, lush three part harmonies and indie rock moodiness first came to light on their self titled EPs, and can now be heard on their first full length album: Lake Bottom LP.
While the sound is gentle folk and the vocal harmonies are exquisite (sometimes you can’t replicate the merging of voices from one family by even the most talented singers), the lyrics tell a melancholy story; with titles such as ‘Kill Me Now’ and lyrics such “scrub at my skin, till it’s so raw I might break through’. This mix of the beautiful and the depressed and sarcastic makes for engaging listening.
MP3: The Chapin Sisters – Kill Me Now (Expired)
MP3: The Chapin Sisters – Wash Away (Expired)
MP3: The Chapin Sisters – Toxic (from EP) (Expired)