CultureMap Countdown - 30 days, 30 Artists
Day 28

Sun-soaked throwback sounds from California's He's My Brother She's My Sister

Sun-soaked sounds from He's My Brother She's My Sister

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Name: He's My Brother She's My Sister

Featured track: "Electric Love"

Country/City of origin: Los Angeles, California

Genre: Alt Country

In one sentence: "[Their] voices mingle like 'glamour in the desert' and serve up 'party music for coyotes drunk on champagne.'" - LA Weekly

Why we chose them: Alt country is almost a misnomer — too confining a descriptor — for this band that calls California home. He's My Brother She's My Sister walks a fine line between the early indie sounds you'll hear on featured track "Electric Love," and gypsy roots laced with remnants of beatnik culture (listen to "Can't See The Stars"). The LA-based band is playing a host of SXSW shows that will be a fitting addition to any sunny, barefoot parking lot show or official venue.

SXSW official showcase: Friday, March 15 at Valhalla