Behind the Scenes with Twin Sister

By
Photography Shawn Brackbill

Published September 29, 2011

 

Dream-pop outfit Twin Sister’s song “Kimmi in a Rice Field”—which smacks of a melancholy, disco-inflected Kate Bush—is well-served by the new video [below] the band released for it this week, which stars lead singer Andrea Estella as the unwitting subject of her own ghost story. We’ll let drummer Bryan Ujueta, who co-directed the video with Dan Devine, take the explanation from there; he wrote us an email that nicely sums it up:

 

The ‘Kimmi in a Rice Field’ video is based on a ghost story Andrea (lead singer) wrote about a girl picking petals in a rice field, only to be haunted by the ghost of her dead sister.  The field ends up swallowing them both, setting up the final shot, of the sisters now ‘dead/alive, together.’


Interview
photographer Shawn Brackbill was on set while the band shot the video, and he shared some photos with us in this exclusive behind-the-scenes gallery [above]. Captions, where provided, were written by Ujueta.


TWIN SISTER’S IN HEAVEN IS OUT NOW, AND THE BAND WILL PLAY MERCURY LOUNGE TONIGHT. FOR MORE ON TWIN SISTER, VISIT THEIR WEBSITE.