Harmony-Loving Sisters Keep It Retro The Secret Sisters' new album, Put Your Needle Down, displays their sophisticated, timeless sound and the country-twang influences of their hometown, Muscle Shoals, Ala.
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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

The two singers who perform as the Secret Sisters happened to be sisters in real life. Lydia and Laura Rogers have just released their second album, "Put Your Needle Down."

Reviewer Meredith Ochs is dazzled by their timeless sound.

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MEREDITH OCHS, BYLINE: The Secret Sisters are lovely. Porcelain-complected, red lip-sticked, blue-eyed and raven haired, their look seems cultivated to match their sound, as flawlessly retro as "Mad Men," as stunning and sassy as Bettie Page. Their voices ring in impeccable harmonies that soar straight into Everly Brothers' territory. And they've found a perfect partner in famed producer T. Bone Burnett, whose distinct sonic stamp frames their songs in a timeless fashion.

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OCHS: Even in their lyrics, the Secret Sisters have mastered the art of looking backward and forward at the same time. Their love songs often explore the power struggle in romantic relationships. Sometimes they keep the upper hand, sometimes they don't. But from their lips, even forlorn acquiescence sounds more like ruminating in a Hawaiian paradise than a bad breakup.

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SIEGEL: The new album from the Secret Sisters is "Put Your Needle Down." Reviewer Meredith Ochs is a talk show host and DJ at Sirius XM Radio.

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