Holly Miranda readies new solo LP (listen to “Golden Spiral”), touring
"I’ve always been a proponent of not making the same record twice,” Holly Miranda says. “Some people find a niche and go with that, but I need to try something different every time." For her fourth solo album, Mutual Horse, Holly Miranda embraces collaboration, working with My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Nova, TV On The Radio’s Kyp Malone, Grandaddy/Modest Mouse’s Jim Fairchild and Built To Spill’s Matthew Morgan. "This really is the most collaborative record I’ve ever done," she says. "It’s first time I’ve shared so much of the writing and the production, the meat and bones of making an album." We've got the premiere of the stomping, glammy "Golden Spiral," which Holly tells us about:
This track started as a loop I made and was messing around with in my bedroom in the East Village. My best friend, Ambrosia Parsley, came over and heard it and almost immediately sang that opening line, "Ride your pony down the block and tie it up outside of 7-11". Ambrosia grew up in Reseda, California (the deep valley) in the '70s and her friend Tiffany had a horse named Honey. Ambrosia used to ride on the back, picking plums and oranges off the trees that hung over peoples fences along the way. Then they would tie it up outside 7-11 and get Coke Slur-pees. Also, her neighbor really did make "sexy movies."
When I went to LA to work on the record at Dangerbird Studio, our balcony overlooked a seedy corner store. So I would sit up there with my pen and paper and watch all the people coming and going, definitely witnessed a few drug deals, what have you. That's where I finished the song. It's one of my favorites on the record. Especially Maria Eisen's saxy space jam!
You can listen to "Golden Spiral," and watch the video for the Kyp Malone collaboration, "Exquisite," below.
Mutual Horse will be out February 22 via Dangerbird. Holly will play a record release show at Brooklyn's Park Church Co-Op on March 22 (tickets). Holly also will play Los Angeles' Zebulon on March 8 with Imaad Wasif (tickets). She's also got shows in Germany in April. All dates are listed below.
Holly Miranda - Mutual Horse tracklist:
1 Wherever You Are
2 Golden Spiral
3 To Be Loved
4 On The Radio
5 All Of The Way
7 Exquisite [featuring Kyp Malone]
8 Mr. Fong's [featuring Shara Nova]
9 Do You Recall?
10 Let Her Go *
11 When Your Lonely Heart Breaks
12 Sing Like My Life
14 Mt. Hood (Digital Only)
Holly Miranda - 2018 Tour Dates
Feb 22 - The Hotel Cafe - Los Angeles, CA
Mar 01 - The Hotel Cafe - Los Angeles, CA
Mar 08 - ZEBULON - Los Angeles, CA
Mar 22 - Park Church Co-op - Brooklyn, NY
Apr 08 - Milla Club - Munich, Germany
Apr 10 - Brotfabrik - Frankfurt, Germany
Apr 11 - Blue Shell - Cologne, Germany
Apr 12 - Privatclub - Berlin, Germany
Apr 13 - Häkken - Hamburg, Germany