Dedicated to the cause of female empowerment, this duet from Canada uses folk music as their medium for exploring issues around gender equality. With an enchanting monastic harmony, segueing into a reed-heavy reinvention of the Cranberries, and back again, the energy level is a fitting swoon from the brief heavy-hand of a full drum set.
It's an opportunity for reflection, for a stroll around the figurative garden of one's own turbulent abbey. As the storm of self-possession crashes in and recedes again, we take solace in the shelter of a perfect fifth. Let the accordion ring out: I can see shadows moving across the floor.
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The Lifers, led by sisters Liv and Anita Cazzola, are an art-folk/rock collective from Guelph, Ontario.
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