Stepping off the band bandwagon, Holly Miranda has decided to go solo. And with a recent 7″ (Forest Green), an EP (Sleep On Fire) and now a forthcoming LP due out late this month on XL Recordings (The Magicianâ€™s Private Library), her new project is set to take off.
She’s been on the road, touring the states and then some with a few of last year’s favorites: The Antlers, The XX, AA Bondy — not a list at which to scoff. So as things wind down she stepped into Viva Radio’s Me+You studio in NYC for a jaw session and some musical tinkerings with host Ted Shumaker. Here’s the word:
We hit a solid #70 with Holly Miranda on this edition of Me + You! Soild fursure, in that it has all of the essential ingredients of a classic M+Y: charismatic musician, sense of humor intact, run-through of abridged life story, and 90’s alt-rock cover song included in the set. Hecque, it even has a Michigan connection for Ted to latch onto!
For those who don’t already know, Holly is a solo singer/songwriter who up until recently was frontwoman of prominent indie group The Jealous Girlfriends. While the JGF’s were definitely a force to be reckoned with, apparently Holly was ready to pick up where her Sidewalk Cafe open-mic’in’, 16-yr old dreamin’ self left off.
Tune to Viva Radio at noon for Holly’s session with Me+You, and visit the Viva Radio blog later for the inside scoop. Here’s a track from the session, Miranda doing a cover of Tool’s “Ã†nima”. Please do not re-host this track, but feel free to link to this page or the Viva Radio site.
Holly Miranda: Ã†nima (Tool Cover) [mp3]