Video: Wardell’s Exclusive In-House Performance of Love/Idleness

 
 
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Wardell - The Last Word on Love/Idleness

The brother-sister duet sets it all up for us: Origins, writing, sharing & how it all led to their debut full-length: "Love/Idleness"

Los Angeles and New York-based brother-sister duo of Sasah & Theo Spielberg (a.k.a. Wardell) just released their debut full-length album: Love/Idleness, last week and they flattered Last.fm by swinging by our NYC studios and performing some of the songs. Well, today we are passing on the wealth to you:

“Opossum”

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The siblings are children of director Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw and have a history of performing together as kids in puppet shows and cover bands but only began their band in earnest in 2010, with live shows starting in 2012.  Theo reached out to Sasha to sing over a chord progression he had been “toying with” since college, which became the song “Opossum” and was named an NPR Song of the Day in late 2011.  Theo said the duo created the song quickly, “like, in an hour”. The song brought the band national exposure and led to their signing with Roc Nation. The band played at South by Southwest in March 2013 and released their Brother/Sister EP in the summer.

“Virginia, Wait”

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The band’s name, Wardell, is Theo’s middle name and their mother’s nickname. Sasha is the band’s vocalist and Theo plays guitar, drums, piano, and other instruments. The duo were influenced by The StrokesIs This It, Christina Aguilera‘s Stripped, and Janis Joplin‘s Pearl.

 

“Love/Idleness”

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Debut full-length album Love/Idleness is available now from iTunes

 

The duo + accompaniment are out promoting the record now… catch them live!

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