Sisters is a lo-fi, noisy, garage-like duo that tries to make music that sounds much larger than what you think could be possible by two people.
Now they've graduated to a release on Narnack Records, titled Ghost Fits, due ot on September 28th. It was recorded at Civil Defense studios in Brooklyn by Jeremy Scott (Vivian Girls, These are Powers, Hollowpaw, Frankie Rose and the Outs).
Check out the songs "Sky" and "Highway Scratch" from their upcoming album Ghost Fits. The songs start out as seemingly straight-forward pop songs, before wandering off of the pop map in a fury of noise and cacophony.
"Wanting to create as big of a noise as possible with just guitars and drums, Aaron started playing his guitar through two amps, augmenting the monster sound he created with pedal-based loops. Upping the ante, Matt built a custom analogue drum synth into his kick drum. Running this feed through effects in real time allowed him to get a wholly unique sound out of his kit, completing the Sisters' one-of-a-kind, 21st Century alt-rock sonic experience," reads the band's bio.
Sisters is the brain child of Aaron Pfannebecker (vocals / guitar) and Matt Conboy (drums / keyboards). They take cues from inspirations like Pixies, Pavement, Nirvana, My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth; then they combine that with their role in Death by Audio, a venue/collective/rehearsal space/guitar pedal factory in New York.
Matt is one of the founders of Death by Audio, and Sisters is part of that collective. They got their start by playing impromptu shows there.
"We would have these 'sneak attacks' as we called them, where we would set up really quick in between bands in the hallway or doorway and just play five or six songs. We did that for awhile, then eventually people asked us to play," said Aaron.