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Two Nights of Holly Miranda’s Big Voice at Mercury Lounge

September 16th, 2015

Holly Miranda took to music early in life. She grew up singing in church, began taking piano lessons at the age of six and taught herself how to play guitar at just 14. So it should probably come as no surprise that she left Detroit behind for New York City once she was old enough to drive. She teamed up with Alex Lipsen more than a decade ago to form the four-piece the Jealous Girlfriends. But when that band went on hiatus, Miranda, known for her ethereal voice, decided to go it alone. Her first solo album, the Dave Sitek–produced The Magician’s Private Library (stream it below), came out in 2010, winning over critics. “This hypnotic debut suggests she might just be something of a sorcerer herself,” suggested NME. Miranda (above, doing “All I Want Is to Be Your Girl”) returned with her self-titled follow-up full-length (stream it below) earlier this year. AllMusic called it “an exercise in folk-influenced indie pop that succeeds as both soul-baring and ear candy.” Miranda returns to NYC this week for two shows at Mercury Lounge, early tomorrow and late on Friday.