He's My Brother She's My Sister invite a broad range of colorful words to describe their sound: "flamboyant folk," "psych-acoustic," "desert pop", "estranged and glamorous". No doubt this is due to their mélange of musical styles, both modern and antique; their eccentric attire and sense of expression, both sincere and theatrical; and, their unique instrumentation, which includes a rhythm section bolstered by a tap dancing drummer.
Brother and sister Robert Kolar and Rachel Kolar split vocal duties, with Robert on guitar and Rachel on tambourine. Their voices range from boisterous to introspective, from breezy to emotive. Lauren Brown adds full-body percussion with her fluid tap-dance and simultaneous drumming. Oliver Newell plays stand up bass with joyous flair. Aaron Robinson is on lap slide, veering from nuanced psychedelia to American roots riffs.
He's My Brother She's My Sister have toured heavily over the past 2 years with sold out shows in NYC, Brooklyn, Austin, Miami, Nashville, DC, Atlanta, Santa Barbara, and San Francisco. Following the recent release of their debut full-length album "Nobody Dances In This Town" on Park The Van Records, HMBSMS performed to a sold out crowd at the legendary Los Angeles venue, The Troubadour.
The band has performed at Austin City Limits, High Sierra Music Festival, SXSW, Joshua Tree Music Festival, Sundance, Manimal Vinyl Festival, Clean Air Clear Stars, Nacarubi, Lobster Fest, The New Los Angeles Folk Festival, and The North Park Music Festival amongst others. Acts they have shared billing with include The Black Keys, Alabama Shakes, Jack White, Wilco, Florence & The Machine, The Civil Wars, The Devil Makes Three, Spindrift, Miranda Lee Richards, The Knitters, The Black Lips, The Growlers, Local Natives, Frank Fairfield, The Blow, Alexander Ebert, and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero's. They have also performed in Europe as the official band of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic.