Wait Don't Wait is Sisters' second full-length album to be slated for release in this dark and disorienting year of 2017 – and their first release via Tender Loving Empire. Joy as an act of revolutionary defiance in the face of oppression is the name of their game, and it sounds too damn good to ignore.
On the new wave by way of progressive jazz banger, "Sleepy Eyes," an imposing kick and warping synth take off like a supersonic jet. The bounce continues, and - out of nowhere - the dancefloor falls into space and soothing jazz chords float over the classic puttering of a Roland CompuRhythm CR-78. Just as suddenly, the four-on-the-floor beat returns, and soon saxophone, flute, guitar, and synth stabs pop in and out. Not since Beasties Boys' Paul's Boutique have such abrupt changes within one song felt so damn right.
"Let Me Go," another knockout, begins with a grimy bassline and a classic hip hop clap with Emily Westman and Andrew Vait trading verses, asking those universal questions of love and love lost. On a dime, the song transforms to near power ballad – soaring upward and lifting the listener out of the muck of the day with the refrain "Home is where I'd be if my heart could just decide," and in the same way all pop masterpieces do, it seems to end too soon – a serious ‘back button' burner.
With the release of Wait Don't Wait, Sisters are not only presenting a pop record full of bangers that demands repeat listens, they are also methodically working toward creating a world that is safe for everyone. Sisters deliver unrestrained joy, and it is desperately needed right now. The world has been waiting, but it needs wait no more.