Fronted by accordionist/songwriter Emily Kastrul (Betazoid, Hazel Ra), chamber-pop septet Sister Species is known for their thoughtful, dynamic arrangements and opulent three-part trumpet harmonies. Sister Species’ full length records “Heavy Things Do Move” and “Closer Now” have been hailed by music critics as “warm and luminous,” showcasing Kastrul’s vision and ability to lead 6 other band members “through the chaos to something beautiful”.
With a keen eye for the natural world and emotional terrain, Kastrul crafts raw and vibrant songs that are equal parts celebration and lament. Featuring the 3-part trumpet section of Jake Baldwin (Har Mar Superstar, McNasty Brass Band), Noah Ophoven-Baldwin (Percheron, Realtree) and Sten Johnson (McNasty Brass Band, New Sound Underground), guitarist Willow Waters (The Earth Tones, Still Unstill), bassist Ryan Hays (The Earth Tones, Still Unstill), and drummer Lars Johnson (McNasty Brass Band, Radiochurch), Sister Species’ full ensemble supports Kastrul’s intimate and intricate songwriting.
MUSIC VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nycd7NgV_wE
PRESS QUOTE (more available here): “A world full of delicate and delicious soundscapes… One of the most beautiful albums of 2018.” -- Musica Alternativa