The Ruffled Crow

Animation, Art, and Other Shiny Things

Have You Seen My Sister Evelyn – Evelyn Evelyn

This video has it all; unique animation, a snappy 30’s-style tune, and a twisted, satirical bent.

From their bio:

EVELYN and EVELYN NEVILLE are a songwriting duo performing original compositions on piano, ukulele, guitar and accordion. The sisters are parapagus tripus dibrachius twins, sharing three legs, two arms, three lungs, two hearts and a single liver.

Born September 11, 1985 on a small farm on the Kansas-Colorado border, the Evelyns have traveled the greater part of North America performing with “Dillard & Fullerton’s Illusive Traveling Show”. Their unique musical style is inspired by their many eclectic influences – from 80’s music to showtunes, Joy Division to the Andrews Sisters.

via Evelyn Evelyn

The story is detailed within the Tragic Events tracks on their album. They were discovered by Amanda Palmer (of Dresden Dolls fame) and Jason Webley (a long-time Seattle busker) who invited them to record an album. (which they did. it’s most excellent)

Others insist that Evelyn Evelyn are actually Palmer and Webley dressed in connected garments.

There is also a book, which led me into a whole new digression into the art and artist that deserves a post of it’s own. (which is in the works)

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