19 November 2008
Miranda Vettrus: "Book of Lies"
Miranda Vettrus is a teenager, but thankfully, her work is quite different from the plastic cut-out singers grown in giant vats at the Disney laboratories. Her listed influences include Pink Floyd, Johnny Cash, Blondie, the Oak Ridge Boys, the Go Gos ... and, having grown up in an amusement park in Oregon, she's well accustomed to jumping off great heights, so the music industry and eventual global conquest should be a breeze for her as long as she stays grounded and keeps her head straight.
You'll hear from her in a future episode of Pod Across America -- far in the future -- and sooner on the Mental Nomad Podcast.
(Her bio doesn't list the Pixies as an influence, but the style of this video reminds me of the video that band did for their cover of the Jesus & Mary Chain's song "Head On." And, in fact, the rhythm of this song reminds me a bit of the Pixies' sound as well.)