A few weeks a ago we went to see our friend Matt Bauer play at the Café du Nord. It was a great show as always. That night we were also introduced to The Chapin Sisters, an all-girl folk trio from LA. They were awesome!. Here’s a blurb from their site…
Their musical style blends traditional folk harmonies with an Indie rock/Emo moodiness (think Crosby Stills and Nash meets Cat Power.) Their lo-fi originals are gorgeous and melancholy, while their covers of Britney Spears “Toxic” and The Cure’s “Boys Don’t Cry” are haunting and strangely unfamiliar – all Chapin Sisters music can be habit forming.
Abigail and Lily are daughters of folk singer Tom Chapin (brother of Harry) and Jessica (having grown up with Tom) is writer/director Wes Craven’s daughter. And though they officially started performing with Tom as his special guest, it started years earlier in the back seat of the family car. Basically, they’ve been singing together for years – and it shows.
The Chapin sisters are currently recording with producer Michael Fitzpatrick and performing a limited amount of shows in Los Angeles.
At the show I picked up the girls homemade demo CD. It’s really good, but it is limited to cover songs. They played some really awesome original songs at the show, and I hope they release them on CD soon. I highly recommend checking them out if you live in the LA area.