New Holly Miranda – “Waves”

brandon | January 29, 2010 - 11:13 am

Brooklyn-based Holly Miranda is about to release the Dave Sitek-produced The Magician’s Private Library. You might remember her name from the Jealous Girlfriends. When she opened for the xx in Italy. Or, more close to her home, for Vampire Weekend at Webster Hall. Or maybe when Kanye gave her a thumbs up. Whatever the case, her debut solo record is a good one, a dreamy, dense collection of 10 songs that showcase her achy falsetto and swooping melodies (“…a less fearful Cat Power, a more substantive Feist, a Norah Jones with actual feeling,” says The NY Times in a line that assured Jon Caramanica was taken off three female vocalists’ holiday mailing lists), but aren’t against layering on Antibalas’ horns, deep pockets of fuzz, strings upon strings, and Kyp Malone harmonies. Check out the “radio edit” — aka one-minute shorter than the album version — of “Waves.”

Holly Miranda – “Waves” (MP3)

Here she is doing it live via yourstru.ly.

The Magician’s Private Library is out 2/23 via XL. It includes “Joints,” a song about Miranda’s battle with fibromyalgia.

Holly Miranda – “Joints” (MP3)
(Via Pinglewood)

Before Miranda goes on tour with Tegan & Sara, she’s perming as part of the Happy Ending Music & Reading Series on 2/10 at Joe’s Pub with Joshua Ferris, Ron Carlson, and Padgett Powell. Those sell out quickly, so hop on it. All these dates are with T&S:

02/12 – Northampton, Massachusetts @ Calvin Theatre
02/13 – Boston, Massachusetts @ The Orpheum
02/16 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Tower Theatre
02/17 – Washington DC @ Warner Theatre D.C.
02/18 – Richmond, Virginia @ The National
02/20 – Tampa, Florida @ Tampa Theatre
02/21 – Miami, Florida @ Sunset Cove
02/23 – Atlanta, Georgia @ Variety Playhouse
02/24 – New Orleans, Louisiana @ Tipitina’s
02/25 – Dallas, Texas @ Palladium
02/26 – Austin, Texas @ Bass Concert Hall
02/27 – Houston, Texas @ The Warehouse
03/02 – Las Vegas, Nevada @ House of Blues
03/03 – San Diego, California @ Copley Symphony Hall
03/05 – Oakland, California @ Fox Theatre
03/24 – Minneapolis, Minnesota @ The Orpheum
03/25 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin @ The Riverside
03/26 – Chicago, Illinois @ The Aragon
03/27 – Royal Oak Theatre Detroit, Michigan
03/28 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Lakewood Civic
03/30 – Columbus, Ohio @ Promo West Pavilion
03/31 – Nashville, Tennessee @ Ryman Theatre
04/02 – St. Louis, Missouri @ The Pageant
04/03 – Kansas City, Missouri @ Uptown Theatre
04/04 – Denver, Colorado @ The Ogden
04/06 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ In The Venue
04/08 – Portland, Oregon @ Keller Auditorium

[Photo by Sebastian Mlynarski]