Harmony Is Real, declare The Living Sisters with the name of their new album, subtitled Songs for a Happy Holiday. Easy for them to say. When you’re a quartet composed of notable singers Inara George, Eleni Mandell, Becky Stark and Alex Lilly, harmonies are not only real but often surreal, blending into beguiling note combinations that make traditional folk music feel fresh and even haunting. The mood on the new holiday album is more breezily enchanting than eerie, as the Sisters frost standards such as “Jingle Bells” and “Little Drummer Boy” with those divinely layered harmonies. They come off like a groovier Andrews Sisters on “Kadoka, South Dakota,” while the chamber-pop title track floats airily like glittery flakes spinning dreamily in a snow globe.

Sat., Dec. 6, 9 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 12/06/14)

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