Scarlett Johansson forms electro girl group The Singles with Este Haim and Holly Miranda (who has a new LP in May)
Scarlett Johansson's high concept girl group plans have finally come to fruition, with the first single just out. With the name shortened to The Singles, the group also features Holly Miranda, Este Haim on drums, plus Kendra Morris and Julia Haltigan. Says ScarJo to Rolling Stone:
I would say it's super-pop...the idea was to write super-pop dance music written and performed by girls...I love Grimes. And I love the Bangles. And I love the Go-Go's. I wanted it to be like those bands: ultra pop but also a little ironic, a little in on the joke.
The first single by The Singles is the electro confection "Candy," which was produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek who collaborated with The Avengers star on her 2008 album, Anywhere I Lay My Head. "Candy" is out on 12" via Sitek's Federal Prism label and you can stream it below.
Meanwhile, Holly Miranda will release her new, self-titled album on May 19 via Dangerbird. No music from it has been released yet, but she's got West Coast tour dates for March and those are listed below.
Holly Miranda - 2015 Tour Dates
13 Mar 2015 Pacific University: Forest Grove Forest Grove, OR
14 Mar 2015 WOW Hall Eugene, OR
16 Mar 2015 Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room Seattle, WA
17 Mar 2015 Alix Goolden Performance Hall Victoria, BC
20 Mar 2015 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Santa Cruz, CA
21 Mar 2015 El Rey Theater Los Angeles, CA
23 Mar 2015 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA