Sister Crystals - ‘Sister Crystals’ + Fake Dream
Ingredients: 2 ounces Cocchi Americano, 1 ounce soda water, half a lemon’s juice, 1 dash Malort.
Mixing Instructions: Stir in a mixing glas with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.
Notes: Remember the giant dog-like creature from The Neverending Story? His name was Falkor and he was luckdragon, not a dog (thanks Wikipedia). He was also the first thing that popped into my head while listening to the debut album from Chicago dream-pop duo Sister Crystals. As I was grasping for visual imagery to help capture the floating, psychedelic bliss coming through my ears I imagined Beach House and Tame Impala sitting cross-legged on his back casually mingling (probably over some obscure cocktail) as mighty Falkor swam through the air. Full of lofty reverb-drenched vocals, fuzzy guitar and a constantly driving beat Sister Crystals manages to capture the dream/shoegaze aesthetic without getting bogged down in it. You always feel like you’re moving along in the journey as you would on an ocean wave…or of course, the back of a luckdragon. An album made for immersion, mix an aptly-named concoction delivered to us from the album’s sound engineer (see here) and enjoy a band who will be fun to watch in the years to come.
purchase vinyl: Walk-In Records