Iconic sister duo Aly & AJ — Alyson and Amanda Michalka — will perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Wednesday, May 22, in support of their five-track record, Sanctuary.
Their just-released album, which “touches on themes that push the boundaries of pop, moving past break-ups and focusing on stories of identity, self-reflection and social consciousness, tucking their signature flair for romance and heartbreak on a shelf,” according to a press release, began to grow during Aly & AJ’s last sold-out tour in support of their previous EP, Ten Years.
Explained Aly, “Shows are a sanctuary for our fans. We find a lot of peace and healing comes with talking to them while on tour. Hearing their stories about how they came to our music or how it impacted their life—it really touched us and we wanted to give something back.”
Watch the official video for “Don’t Go Changing” by Aly & AJ, their latest single, on YouTube:
“It’s clear that for the sisters, Santuary is not just a new piece of music,” said Bustle, “but an honest, powerful documentation of a more mature, and exciting new era.” Idolator gave high praise to Aly & AJ: “No one does alt-driven synth pop quite the same way.”
“Flirtatious, anthemic… Atmospheric and dreamlike… Nocturnal, cool… A rush of glittery, ’80s inspired synth pop,” wrote SPIN Magazine about Santuary. “It’s practically perfect.”