Live Bands

SISTERS, Summer in Siberia

When: Fri., April 13, 8 p.m. 2018

The Seattle-based duo of Emily Westman and Andrew Vait, better known as SISTERS, has only released two full-length albums, but they dropped them within just months of one another last year. Listening to them back-to-back gives you the impression they’re being presented as a stylistic mission statement, and they’re also fascinating companion pieces. The first, Drink Champagne, is the more mournful of the two, made up mostly of pulsating slow jams; its sequel, Wait Don’t Wait, is dancier, like the party you throw for yourself after a breakup. SISTERS’ work is reminiscent of lots of great retro-pop — Hall and Oates, the Human League, Dirty Mind-era Prince, anthemic ’80s movie theme songs — with throbbing synths, slinky disco guitars, insistent hand claps, soaring falsetto and key changes that feel like dramatic gear shifts. Standing still while they play is simply an impossibility.

Nathan Weinbender

Price: $8