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Lily & Madeleine’s goal is to release an album-a-year for three years — a rare feat when the trend among singer-songwriters is to space albums by half-decades. So far, they’re on track: Fumes, the duo’s second LP, will be released October 28, 2014, 366 days after last year’s Lily & Madeleine.The sophomore album is a leap forward for the duo, a ... Read more in Amazon's Lily & Madeleine Store

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  • Audio CD (October 27, 2014)
  • Original Release Date: 2014
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Asthmatic Kitty
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,110 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Fumes 3:25
2. Rabbit 3:03
3. Ride Away 4:29
4. Can't Admit It 3:47
5. Cabin fever 2:35
6. The Wolf is Free 4:17
7. Hold On To Now 3:24
8. Lips & Hips 4:03
9. Peppermint Candy 3:36
10. Blue Blades 4:18

Editorial Reviews

From the beginning, the Lily & Madeleine's calling card has been the breathtaking and intuitive union of their voices. When the two come together in ecstatic and seamless blood harmony, it's a sound that continues to haunt long after the songs are sung, leaving an electrical charge behind like a sparkling tracer in the air. When they step out individually as vocalists, Lily's warm, smoky alto is the counterpoint to Madeleine's crystalline, bell-like soprano.

Those who first fell in love with the disarming beauty of Lily & Madeleine's voices on their debut EP ,The Weight of the Globe and their full-length follow-up Lily & Madeleine will find the same otherworldly harmonies on their 2014 release Fumes. With ten dazzling tracks, this record finds the sisters once again teaming with esteemed producer and manager Paul Mahern and stellar songwriting collaborator Kenny Childers.

As the sisters have grown as people and artists, so has their sound evolved. The scope is broadened here. The music is expansive, the instrumentation multi-layered. This is an entrancing production that allows both singers to stretch out in new directions. Like the sun slanting through a window in a Vermeer painting, it s an experience that captures the subtleties of both shadow and light.

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Simple is good.
Ryan Stroble
A great opening act with beautiful harmonies and simple instrumentation as backing.
Bill K
In fact, this is the only music album I've reviewed, and I love music.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul Allaer TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 22, 2014
Format: MP3 Music
Lily & Madeleine, the sister siblings from Indianapolis, shot pretty much out of nowhere with their impressive debut album from Fall of 2013, and as if on the clock, exactly a year later, we already receive the sisters' second full-length album. If you are not familiar with their sound, think of them as the US version of Sweden's First Aid Kit.

"Fumes' (10 tracks; 38 min.) kicks off with the reflective title tune, which immediately turns into a showcase for the sisters' two-part vocal harmonizing. "Rabbit" is an up-tempo tune that rocks harder than anything we heard on their debut album. For my liking, to fully appreciate the sisters' talents, they need to slow it down, and next two tracks, "Ride Away" and "Can't Admit It" are great examples of that, and two of my favorite tracks on here. Side A concludes with "Cabin Fever", the only tune on here not written by the sisters themselves. Side B continues the great music, check out "Hold Onto Now", and later still "Lips & Hips". The album concludes with "Blue Blades", an epic, pensive tune with a massive sound that reminds me of latter day Miranda Lee Richards. Could this be an indication of where the sisters may be heading?

I recently saw Lily & Madeleine in concert for the first time. They opened this past weekend at Over the Rhine's annual homecoming Christmas show here in Cincinnati. The sister put on a too-brief 35 min. that was heavy on songs from "Fumes". They played as a trio (with the addition of a cellist), and their vocal harmonizing when you hear it in person is nothing short of amazing, almost angelic. If you have a chance to see them in concert, do not miss them! Meanwhile, "Fumes" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Stroble on November 25, 2014
Format: Audio CD
Ten Things That I Love About Lily & Madeleine’s Music
The singing sister duo from Indianapolis, IN named Lily & Madeleine (Jurkiewicz) might be young (Lily is 18 and Madeleine is 20) but they somehow have an amazing grasp on the secrets to writing fine American music. I won’t even try to speculate about how this happened at their tender ages but I am sure glad it did! Instead, I’ll just discuss ten things that I love about the way the sisters write, record and perform their heavenly music.
1) Enunciation matters. Especially, if you write lyrics like these two. If you want your already-brilliant lyrical poetry to be heard and understood by all listeners, wrap your words up in clear, eloquent enunciation. They have never sung a word that I couldn’t immediately understand.
2) Simple is good. Everything about their music is amazingly simple. They aren’t doing any fancy stuff like key changing, time signature shifting or anything remotely complicated. Some of their most lush and interesting work is simply them singing in straight 4/4 time with a piano and guitar. Or, just a guitar (see: “Paradise”, “Things I’ll Later Lose”). Or no instruments at all!
3) OK, the harmony. Their signature vocal blends are highly original and are, in fact, the essence of their sound. These kinds of harmonies are something that perhaps not all singers/musicians can pull off. I take note of how they save their best harmonies for crucial parts of the song – as an emotional build-up, as a way to really highlight an already hook-y chorus line or by simply placing their sweetest vocal magic at THE most emotional line(s) in the song. Their harmony lines are like an alternate melody.
4) OK, the melody. The Jurkiewicz sisters write strong, interesting melodies.
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By Bill K on December 24, 2014
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I saw this sister at the Over The Rhine concert 4 days ago. A great opening act with beautiful harmonies and simple instrumentation as backing. Upon return home their first two discs, not including their EP, were ordered. Lilly & Madeleine disc received first listen then next morning this album, Fumes. On first listen, I was shocked at how their wonderful voices in harmony were buried in the mix, muddy with heavy reverb. The melodies are there carrying wonderful songs. Later songs on discs improved given the mix toned down. But what was Paul Mahern, the producer and manager, thinking. He was so effective on Lilly and Madeleine's début disc. Simple instrumentation and voices front and center. Will I return to this disc for multiple listening. Yes because these young ladies are very good and are a refreshing sound. However, the début will be in heavier rotation. Will look forward to their next disc and hope that Mr. Mahern learns how not to present these artists and songs. He did so a good job on first. If you have a chance to see this duo please do so, you will not be disappointed. PS -- I purchased the cd's not download.

"Upon further review" The mix is better than I first realized and commented upon in the above the review. I listened initially through my audio-technical headphones and though the sound is usually excellent they "failed" me when first listening to "fumes". A 2nd and 3rd listening through my Focal speakers revealed a much improved sound. The vocals were more prominent and this is what makes these sisters so worth listening to. The sound is still more reverb than 1st disc yet not objectionable. My wife gives it 5 stars. I amended to 4 stars given the stunning simplicity of 1st disc . My apology Lily and Madeleine and especially Mr. Mahern for my initial review.
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