Milwaukee natives Victoriah and Hannah Gabriela Banuelos (Vic and Gab) use their sisterly voicing for startling harmonic effect. The singers meld their sound further with liberated instrumentation, in the vein of jangly mid-’90s pop (think Wedding Present, Life Without Buildings and Tegan and Sara)…. (read more)
Sisters Vic and Gab Banuelos’ well-placed harmonies atop additional instrumentation from drummer Jesus Nanes seems to be just the right combination to build a buzz in hometown Milwaukee. Their sound is poppy and guitar-heavy, and their mellow disposition and obvious comfort playing together onstage also reflects in their studio recordings, last year’s Build A Bridge EP and recent LP Love of Mine, both of which contain danceable, guitar-pop tunes with substantive lyrics to boot. We caught the sisters performing at Aloft Milwaukee earlier this month, but thankfully they said they are hoping to fill out a heavy tour schedule in the coming months. Vic + Gab is a definite must-see.
A romantic number with plenty of shuffle, it puts Victoriah and Hannah Gabriela’s love of Death Cab for Cutie on full display, particularly when the pair repeats the simple but sentimental line, “When you go / Will you go slow?”
“Come and Stay,” one of a pair of tracks from Love of Mine that Spinmagazine has previewed online ahead of its July 9 release. Like much of the record, it’s a catchy, lovesick shuffle, addressed to a commitment-phobic partner: “You come and you stay / long enough to say you came.” (read more)
The ladies caught the ears of the MTV music supervisors with their song “So Long, So Tired,” an acoustic driven ballad that champions their delicate vocals and pop sensibilities.