Secret Sisters, Hull out with new music
Friday, February 28, 2020
– The Secret Sisters make their debut on New West Records with "Saturn Return" after previously been on Rounder and Universal. Produced by Brandi Carlile and Phil and Tim Hanseroth of Carlile's band, the album consists of 10 new songs written by Laura and Lydia Rogers and features the real-life sisters singing individually for the first time. The album, which is named after the astrological occurrence that takes place approximately every 29 ½ years
Mandolin player Sierra Hull releases her first album in four years. With "25 Trips" (Rounder). Stuart Duncan, Alex Hargreaves, Ethan Jodziewicz, Viktor Krauss, Justin Moses, Jano Rix, Christian Sedelmyer, Nathaniel Smith and Bryan Sutton all play on the release.
Iowa-born, Nashville-based singer and songwriter Hailey Whitters released her new album "The Dream" on her label Pigasus Records. Whitters has been the recipient of some buzz around Music City.
Trea Landon makes his debut on a five-song EP, "Dirt Road Dancin' "(Warner Nashville). The EP features three previously shared songs as well as two new additions, including the project's namesake. The singer / songwriter co-penned four of the tracks on the Scott Hendricks-produced EP.
Kristy Cox, a bluegrass singer from Australia, drops "No Headlights" (Mountain Home). Donna Ulisse offers guest vocals on "The One Who Makes You Cry" and Tammy Rogers performs guest vocal duties on "No Headlights."
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It may be a little jarring to hear The Secret Sisters harmonizing over the machine-like percussion of "Heavy Balloon," a Fiona Apple track taken from that singer/songwriter's esteemed "Fetch the Boltcutters" album. Although also colored by soulful organ and sparse electric guitar, these sonic elements cannot suppress distinctive sibling harmonies so familiar to fans of this duo. It's one of four fine tracks from a brief EP release.
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Building off the framework built on their critically acclaimed 2017 release, "You Don't Own Me Anymore," The Secret Sisters, (sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers), return with "Saturn Return." Joined again by musical friends Brandi Carlile and Carlile band mates Phil Hanseroth, and Tim Hanseroth in the production booth, the duo lays out an album that delivers big on soulful harmonies, honest lyricism and an eclectic folk, pop and country soundscape.
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Three albums into their career, the evolution of The Secret Sisters provide a thoroughly enjoyable experience for the listener. The beauty of their harmonies was evident from the first note, but their songwriting has progressed to the point that it deserves equal attention. "You Don't Own Me Anymore" is a high point for both their singing and writing abilities, mixing classic country music with modern Americana with a heavy dose of Faulkner-esque Southern Gothic atmosphere. ...