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Lily & Madeleine bring their heartland and heartfelt music to Houston

Indiana indie duo Lily and Madeleine
Indiana indie duo Lily and MadeleinePascal Amoyel

“April, I can hear your anger a marching
Here it comes again”
- Lily & Madeleine

If you didn't get the Facebook memo this past week and missed your chance to properly celebrate National Siblings Day, you have another opportunity this weekend to recognize and appreciate the tightly woven bond shared between siblings and see it expressed through live music.

Bond… sibling bond

If you’re a brother or a sister, then you know the bond between siblings is strong. You share the same DNA, the same history, and similar childhood and early life experiences which will mold you into the adult you’ll become and provide the window through which you see the world. Because of the closeness you share with your siblings, you view the world from a slightly different perspective than your closest friends and even your parents. This view offers a fresh outlook and a welcome deviation from the tired and traditional approach to life and the journey you take through it.

Add to the sibling bond mix a shared appreciation and love of music, and you have ties that are indestructible.

Sister act

Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz of the indie musical duo Lily & Madeleine will be bringing these ties that bind to Houston, Sunday, April 13 (on the heels of National Siblings Day) in support of their first full-length album, “Lily & Madeleine.” The teenage sisters from Indiana have been making music together all of their lives. However, in high school, Lily & Madeleine took it one step further. They left the comfort of their backyard and brought their music to the world stage, in this day and age known as YouTube - the indie artist answer to short-sighted, shallow-minded music industry gatekeepers (record companies and commercial radio stations) and the last refuge for creativity and non-conformity - to share the music they’d been making together with the bigger world.

Their unique blend of delicate, engaging voices and a heartland point of view quickly became an Internet sensation and propelled Lily & Madeleine to the next level. The sudden exposure brought the sisters to the attention of Asthmatic Kitty Records and saw the release of their first EP “The Weight of the Globe” and the release of their first full-length album, “Lily & Madeleine.”

Click here to listen to “Devil We Know” from the debut album, “Lily & Madeleine.”

The increased attention also prompted a call from Indiana native, and veteran rock musician John Mellencamp. He invited the girls to contribute their tender, youthful voices to “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,” a southern Gothic, supernatural musical and collaboration between Stephen King, Mellencamp, and T Bone Burnett which tells the story, appropriately enough, of-two siblings. The ties that bind are strong and enduring, whether it be the bond between siblings, the common thread of music, or both. Cherish your siblings and cherish your music. Sometimes, they're all you have.

If you missed the designated day, for celebrating that special bond you share with your siblings, it’s not too late.

Sibling revelry

Come celebrate the ties that bind this weekend. Lily & Madeleine will be visiting Houston in support of their debut album on Sunday, April 13. They will be performing a free in store set at Cactus Music at 3:00 p.m. and a full show at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck at 6:00 p.m. Click here for ticket information for the McGonigel’s Mucky Duck show.

You can follow Lilly & Madeleine on Facebook and on Twitter and visit their website for more information.

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