EXCLUSIVE: Music's Coolest Teenage Sister Act Gives Us An Inside Look At Their Studio In 'Devil We Know'
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There's nothing we love more than musically-gifted siblings—Tegan and Sara, Wild Belle and HAIM are just a few of our favorites. Now, we can add Indianapolis-based teens Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz (aged 16 and 18, respectively) to that list; in a sea of auto-tuned sameness, their soulful and simple harmonies stand out like none other.
Lily and Madeleine first began to gain traction in the music world after their song "In the Middle" made it to Reddit's homepage, quickly racking up hundreds of thousands of views. An EP soon followed, and now, the talented twosome are set to release a full-length album backed by Asthmatic Kitty Records—that's Sufjan Stevens' label, in case you were wondering. Not too shabby for a couple of high schoolers.
Below, check out the sweetly intimate video for the sisters' single "Devil We Know," which offers a glimpse at the girls' songwriting and recording process. "This video is like a behind-the-scenes look at the making of our first full-length album," Madeleine told us. "We spent about two weeks this past June in the studio arranging 12 songs and recording them. One of our favorite parts of making this record was the way a song could completely change by adding a new harmony part or a certain instrument." Cue the clip's tap dancing scene—the sound of Madeleine's moccasin-clad feet striking the floor actually made it into one of the album's tracks!
Want to hear more from Lily & Madeleine? Their self-titled debut album hits stores on October 29 and is available to pre-order now.