Sis is a project led by multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Jenny Gillespie Mason. B Side ‘Switchback’ from 2019 album ‘Gas Station Roses’ is something you can dance your ass off to.
The project is a scary and smooth recording combustion between players in the studio, namely core members Mason, electric guitarist Carly Bond (Meernaa) and keyboardist Rob Shelton (Meernaa, John Vanderslice). The music of their debut album Euphorbia (Native Cat Recordings, 2018) is an experiment in soulful R&B romantics with an undercurrent of breathless risk. While a disparate array of influences materializes on the record Euphorbia, from Sade to Steve Reich, something truly new is created the collective energy from each player’s musical lineage.
They’ve since released a single “Nightie,” an ode to UFO dreams, Jungian stirrings, and the restless hypnotics of Talking Heads, to be included on their forthcoming 2019 sophomore LP Gas Station Roses. The new record recorded with drummer Otto Hauser (Devendra Banhart, Cass McCombs) and percussionist Brijean Murphy (Toro Y Moi, US Girls).
Sis’ music is good in any kind of weather. Really.
In 2010 the label Jenny Gillespie Mason started began as Narooma Records, and in 2018 that was reborn as Native Cat.