Accordionist Emily Kastrul (Betazoid, Hazel Ra) and guitarist Abby Kastrul (Bakery Box) transform two decades of sibling rivalry into raw, vibrant, orchestral pop songs.
With their debut LP Closer Now, Sister Species showcased a sound matured as a 7-piece ensemble. Featuring Jake Baldwin (Har Mar Superstar, McNasty Brass Band, Ryan Hays (Matra), Lars Johnson (McNasty Brass Band, Radiochurch), Sten Johnson (McNasty Brass Band, New Sound Underground), and Noah Ophoven-Baldwin (Percheron, Realtree, Drone Band), Closer Now’s intricate 3-part trumpet arrangements and driving beats lifted the sisters' harmonies into refreshing new territory.
Sister Species is overjoyed to release their second full-length album Heavy Things Do Move in November of 2018. With the addition of Adam Zahller (debths, GUITARband), and hilighting contributions from Andrew Thoreen (Har-Di-Har, And and End), Julie Thoreen (Har-Di-Har), Tara Loeper (Artemis, Betazoid), Lisa Harrigan (Betazoid, and Matt Olson (Robot Slide), Sister Species' new chamber-pop album reflects their deepened collaborative relationships.