Lo-fi indie / noise-pop duo Sisters will release their debut record Ghost Fits on September 28, 2010 on Narnack Records. Sisters is Aaron Pfannebecker (vocals / guitar) and Matt Conboy (drums / keys.) They may not be siblings but the moniker they perform under - Sisters - reflects their commitment to the music they manifest together.
Matt and Aaron met while studying fiction writing at the New School in New York. It took a while for Aaron and Matt to figure out how to develop their sound. 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.
Rehearsing at the infamous Death by Audio warehouse in Williamsburg (where Aaron used to live and Matt still resides), Sisters became part of an extended family of bands. A Place To Bury Strangers, Dirty on Purpose, Grooms, and more. They practice, hang out, play shows and tour together, and are essentially part of a self-contained and very fertile eco-system. (Matt co-founded the Death by Audio venue, and co-runs the bespoke pedal company which is also located in the warehouse - and whose custom units are beloved by likes of Lightening Bolt, Nine Inch Nails and U2 - with Oliver Ackermann from A Place To Bury Strangers.)
Ghost Fits was recorded at Civil Defense studios in Brooklyn by Jeremy Scott (credits include Vivian Girls, Woods, These are Powers, Hollowpaw, Frankie Rose and the Outs). "Recording with Jeremy Scott was amazing," says Matt. "He was always willing to try any crazy idea we had. It was a great experience."
Self-described as "messy pop rock fallout," the album is comprised of 11 hook-laden songs covered with distortion and infused with eminently danceable grooves. "The record is about observations and connecting to people and place and feelings," notes Aaron. "It's a collage feelings record. I hope people like it, connect to it and want to hear more."
01. The Curse
05. Wake Me Up
06. Highway Scratch
08. Here It Comes
09. Leaving Home
11. Ghost Fits