RADAR: Lily & Madeleine

It's hard to imagine two voices as pure and naturally unaffected as those belonging to Lily & Madeleine, a pair of 16 and 18-year-old sisters from Indianapolis who perform their extraordinary songs with a whisper-close intimacy and wise-beyond-their-years sensibility. Recently signed to Asthmatic Kitty, the Jurkiewicz siblings will get a national roll out of their January debut EP The Weight of the Globe on June 11 as well as some exposure with a track they recorded for the upcoming Ghost Brothers of Darkland County project from fellow Hoosier John Mellencamp, T Bone Burnett and Stephen King. EP producer Paul Mahern (Mellencamp, The Fray) wisely keeps the focus on Lily and Madeleine's voices as tracks like "Things I'll Later Lose" and "Back to the River" (below) are presented with only the simplest of ornamentation. In fact we actually prefer the stunning clarity captured in the haunting, even more bare-bones production of the video for "Things I'll Later Lose" (a must-see after the jump). Stream the full EP at Bandcamp...

Lily & Madeleine - 'Things I'll Later Lose' (from The Weight of the Globe)

Lily & Madeleine - 'Back to the River' (from The Weight of the Globe)