Sister Europe / Tango EP

by Jane Woodman & Zoë Keating

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    Preorder a 7" vinyl version of Sister Europe and Tango on special blue vinyl with a jacket pocket designed by Jane Woodman. Copies will ship as soon as we get the end of December 2012.

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A collaboration between two friends, Jane Woodman and Zoë Keating.


Zoë Keating and Jane Woodman first met in 1996 when Zoë answered a listing in the San Francisco Bay Guardian for "moody, darkwave band seeking strings". Jane was already well known as the founder of major label band "Van Gogh's Daughter", whose video debut had regular rotation on MTV2. Zoë had recently arrived in San Francisco and had never before amplified her cello. Thus, along with bassist Gianfranco Pescetti, violinist Tony Cross and drummer Kat Zumbach, the band "Alfred" was formed.

With its lush, distorted guitars and sweeping strings, "Alfred" quickly gained fans and momentum. But just as they were getting started, the band broke up. Zoë went on to join cello-rock band Rasputina and Jane focused on her solo work.

Sister Europe / Tango combines Jane's apocalyptic romanticism with Zoë's otherworldly cello aesthetic. They are excited to work together again and hope this project will be the first of many.



released November 24, 2012


"Sister Europe "
by John Ashton, Richard Lofthouse Butler, Timothy Butler, Duncan Kilburn, Roger Morris, and Vincent Davey (EMI Blackwood Music Inc. obo EMI Songs Ltd and Vincent Davey (BMI))

guitar, vocals and programming - Jane Woodman
cello and backup vocals - Zoë Keating
saxophone - Dario Slavazza
post-production by Count


by Zoë Keating & Jane Woodman
cello, vocals, lyrics and programming - Zoë Keating
guitar & backup vocals- Jane Woodman
post-production by Count


artwork by Jane Woodman



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Track Name: Tango
And she's naked
Don't talk
Or you'll break it
And she's all brand new
Nothing there to hide
You know what to do
So you take it

And she's waiting
Can't talk
Cause you're breaking
As she smiles goodbye
From across the room
Don't know how to cry
So you fake it

She's all
Brand new
She's all
Brand new
She's all
Brand new
Track Name: Sister Europe
stupid on the steinway
so sick upon a steinway
the sailors drown
see them talk and see them drown
and see them drink and fall around
upon the floor

sister of mine, home again
sister of mine, home again

lonely in a crowded room
the radio plays out of tune
so silently
the radio upon the floor
is stupid, it plays aznavour
so out of key

sister of mine, home again
sister of mine, home again

broken on a ship of fools
even dreams must fall to rules
so stupidly
words are all just useless sound
just like cards, they fall around
and we will be

sister of mine, home again
sister of mine, home again
ah ssss...

buy a car and watch it rust
sister see them fall to dust
they fall around
in another crowded room
paint me like the shirt i'm in

sister of mine, home again
sister of mine, home again
ah ssss...

sister of mine
sister of mine
sister of mine
sister of mine