Henry Jamison / Saint Sister
At a time when the magnitude of cultural sickness is coming to light, Henry Jamison has had some time to reflect. On his second record, Gloria Duplex, the Vermont songwriter deconstructs ideas of masculinity from boyhood to adulthood and what it means to be a white, middle-class male in the United States.
Recorded over a two-week period in New York City in January 2018, Gloria Duplex features an all-star cast, including producer Thomas Bartlett (Sufjan Stevens, the National, St. Vincent,) string arranger Rob Moose (Bon Iver, Arcade Fire, Phoebe Bridgers,) and mixer Patrick Dillett (Rhye, David Byrne, Glen Hansard).
“Causing Trouble,” the latest single from Irish duo Saint Sister, reflects on past relationships and the age-old truth that people from your past never really change, despite the fact that everything else does. “Causing Trouble” pulls from a wide range of disparate influences. The arrangement, courtesy of Gemma Doherty, combines the shimmer of ’90s pop stalwarts Moby and Massive Attack with luscious harp textures, crisp vocal harmonies, 808 thuds, and subterranean bass to create modern electronic folk.
The track builds on the success of “Tin Man.” The 2016 single was met with widespread critical approval, with the band being named Best New Band in Ireland by readers of the Irish Times. The band has performed at several festivals, including Glastonbury, Longitude, Electric Picnic, Eurosonic, and the Reeperbahn Festival. They were privileged to join Brooklyn outfit Mutual Benefit on its United Kingdom tour in November, and recently were selected by Lisa Hannigan to support her on an extensive, 20-date European tour.