Today's Not Yesterday
2015 release. Recorded in the dreamy hills of Echo Park, California, Today's Not Yesterday is the Chapin Sisters' first album of original material in five years, and the follow-up to their 2013 collection of Everly Brothers covers, A Date with the Everly Brothers. Produced by the Chapin Sisters along with producer/engineer/bass player Dan Horne (Conor Oberst, Allah Las, Jonathan Wilson) and drummer Jesse Lee (Cass McCombs, Gang, Gang Dance), Today's Not Yesterday, which was recorded at Jonathan Wilson's Five Star studio, has a classic ‘70s rock feel, that at times recalls a Rumours-era Fleetwood Mac. The Chapin Sisters lush harmonies are backed here by Horne and Lee's first-rate rhythm section and standout performances by Luke Paquin (Hot Hot Heat) and Omar Velasco (A Fine Frenzy, Conor Oberst) on guitars and Lee Pardini (Jonathan Wilson) and Bobby Rodriquez (the Tyde) on piano, Rhodes and keys. Today's Not Yesterday delivers what we have come to expect from the Chapin Sisters, enchanting harmonies and lyrics that are infused with as much hope as they are longing. They might have moved back east and surrounded themselves with impassioned activists and thoughtful folk icons, but this album captures an infectious Southern California vibe that leaves us wanting more.