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Shook Twins: What We Do

by Kiran Herbert on May 20, 2014

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.

Authors: Kiran Herbert
Artist: Shook Twins
Album: What We Do
Label: Self-Released

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