Shook Twins: What We Do
Twins Laurie and Katelyn Shook remind us that sibling harmonies resonate like nothing else, but their true talent lies in how they’ve re-imagined the sound of folk music. Live, Katelyn sings though a telephone while Laurie loops vocals, occasionally covering tunes like Broken Social Scene’s “Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl.” What We Do though, is their best work yet, and a true, cohesive statement. The result of a Kickstarter campaign and top-notch production, the album oscillates between the incredibly haunting (“Hooks,” “Daemons,” “Id (Annabell)”) and ballads that beg for a dancing audience (“Thoughts All In,” “Toll Free,” “Crisper”). The lyrics are poetic and insightful, leisurely weaving together the story of the ethereal place where their music resides.