Lily & Madeleine might be considered Indianapolis’ answer to Over the Rhine. Though there is an obvious age and experience difference — Lily & Madeleine were just teenage sisters when their first records, the EP Weight of the Globe and a self-titled album, came out in 2013 — there is striking similarity in other ways.
Both acts are primarily Americana-oriented singer/songwriter duos whose female singers deliver hauntingly lovely, introspective vocals on melancholia-tinged ballads and mid-tempo compositions. And both have been accepted by the fine-arts establishments in their hometowns — Lily & Madeleine have performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (OTR, of course, has collaborated with our symphony and leading ballet company). Read more about the duo in this week's Sound Advice.
Lily & Madeleine play Madison live with Shannon Hayden and The Mitchells Friday. More info/tickets: madisontheateronline.com .