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Art beat

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bianca and Sierra Casady have always done things their way.

And with this mindset, they have a devoted following for their band, CocoRosie, who are based out of New York.

The sisters will perform two shows as part of Meow Wolf’s opening celebration in Santa Fe.

“We can’t wait to get back on the road for a bit,” Sierra Casady says. “We have so many friends in Santa Fe, we’re looking forward to helping celebrate the opening of Meow Wolf.”

Meow Wolf is an arts collective best-known for its planned House of Eternal Return, an immersive, 20,000-square-foot art project in which visitors will tour a Victorian house and its portals through a time-space warp to alternative realities.

Less known are other aspects of the incorporated business, which has a research and development arm to develop products, such as some already created for the art space. It is also aiming for a gift shop that will have more than 100 items.

Along with CocoRosie, the opening festivities will feature performances by Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley, The Handsome Family and Sassmouth.

CocoRosie will be one of the many performers Meow Wolf has lined up for its opening celebration.

CocoRosie will be one of the many performers Meow Wolf has lined up for its opening celebration.

Casady says that for CocoRosie’s set, the duo will be performing music from its recent album, “Heartache City.”

The duo didn’t tour too much in the United States with the album.

“We’ve been starting to develop some new material that was left over from ‘Heartache City,'” she says. “It’s one thing that’s been very exciting for us. Some of the songs are leaning towards reggae. It’s fun to allow oneself to be exposed and try to identify and what character you are becoming.”

The duo usually works with poetry that is written by either member.

“We get lost in the poetry, and the best moments happen in a subconscious way,” she says. “Those are the moments that we cherish. We’re happy that we’re able to tell stories with our music.”

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