We're big fans of brother/sister duos around these parts. We've had Australia's ANGUS & JULIA STONE. Sweden's THE KNIFE. Downey, California's THE CARPENTERS. (Not to mention Detroit's leg-pulling/piss-taking WHITE STRIPES.)
Now, we have NYC's BLONDFIRE (formerly ASTAIRE). ERICA & BRUCE DRISCOLL were born in Grand Rapids, MI but spent a good chunk of their childhoods in Brazil. Perhaps not surprisingly, then, they cite ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM and ASTRUD GILBERTO as influences.
Overall, the Driscolls' smooth, cosmopolitan pop bears a resemblance to that purveyed by their fellow New Yorkers, IVY.
BLONDFIRE on MySPACE.
[MP3] "Always the Last to Know"
[MP3] "Pretty Young Thing"