Mr Twin Sister

Mr Twin Sister‘s first album in 4 years, Salt is out now via Twin Group. 

Who is Salt? Why is the album titled Salt? Why did Andrea Estella build Salt? Why did Mr Twin Sister build Salt? Is Salt good for you? How much Salt is enough? Who will hear Salt? Can you hear Salt’s heels clicking down the hall? How tall is Salt? Tall enough to love? Tall enough to fear? What is Salt?

What else is Salt?


Salt is depthless, wandering, wanting, reliant, trapped, restless, waiting, wished upon, released, cinched, trimmed, unseen, erased, outsung, seen, rewatched, unknown, smeared, unsure, wanting, needing, seeking, losing, refined, unobstructed, alone, cold, alien, purified, aged, polished, remade, fortified, forgotten, fearful, longing, waiting,


Salt is the third full length album by Mr Twin Sister.

Salt was written and recorded over roughly four years.

Salt is the name of the marionette featured on the cover of Salt.

Salt was built from pearls, fabric, beads, and wood by Andrea Estella.

Salt foregrounds the distinctive, increasingly confident vocal work of Andrea Estella.

Salt follows Mr Twin Sister’s continued pursuit of tightly arranged, pop-informed interpretations of American song forms (r&b, funk, jazz, electro).

The influence of dance and electronic music on the group – a theme explored prominently on Mr Twin Sister’s 2014 self titled album – appears on Salt in a matured, sublimated form.

Salt’s lyrics touch on hopelessness, isolation, missed connections, loss of self, insolvency, the surveillance state, American consumerism, body image, gender variance, porn, and secular spirituality.

Salt features Mr Twin Sister’s first track in Spanish, “Deseo,” in which Estella compares alteration of the human body to the art of bonsai.

Salt makes strategic use of member Eric Cardona’s increasingly sophisticated work as a tenor saxophonist.

Salt features frequent contributions from drummer and percussionist Pablo Eluchans.

After growing up together on Long Island, Mr Twin Sister formed in 2008 under the name Twin Sister, releasing two EPs – Vampires with Dreaming Kids in 2008, and Color Your Life in 2010 – to significant critical acclaim. The band signed to Domino Records for their debut LP In Heaven (2011), and in 2012 their song “Meet the Frownies” was sampled by Kendrick Lamar and Dr Dre on “The Recipe”. In 2013 lead singer Andrea Estella was cast in the Veronica Mars movie, with two songs by the band featured on the soundtrack. Having left Domino and changed their name to Mr Twin Sister, the band self-released Mr Twin Sister in 2014, recognized as one of the best albums of the year by Pitchfork, Gorilla vs Bear, New York Magazine, Time Magazine, Huffington Post, and many others.


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