Miranda and the Beat announce self-titled album

Miranda and the Beat press photo
Photo by Allen Ying

On May 26, Miranda and the Beat will release their self-titled debut album via Ernest Jenning Record Co. / King Khan’s Khannibalism label (pre-order). The album follows the band’s single Such A Fool released via Third Man Records. Now, the band is sharing the album’s first single Sweat and its accompanying video. Check out the video via YouTube below or listen on all streaming platforms (stream). 

About the band, King Khan “Emperor of RnB” says:“I never thought I would see someone be able to play guitar with the ferocity of Link Wray, and sing like Lydia Lunch had a nuclear meltdown and morphed into Etta James and Yma Sumac. Miranda and the Beat ARE the quintessential heirs to our rock n’ roll throne… May the circle remain unbroken. Consider the torch has not only been passed but its fiery tale is ready to set the whole world on fire all over again.” Miranda and the Beat is also announcing their SXSW show schedule and a spring EU / UK tour. All upcoming shows are listed below. 

In a small town in California, Miranda Zipse and Kim Sollecito started Miranda and The Beat, a bad girl duo with a penchant for penning hits. Miranda, a high school dropout at 15, had been working for her mom’s estate sale business going through dead people’s belongings and making up melodies in her head as she went about it. After playing locally the two decided to visit New York City and tried their chops playing gigs around town. When their friends and local legends, The Mystery Lights, went on tour, the two shacked up in their apartment and simply decided never to leave. Giving up all their possessions and sacrificing a tawdry normal existence to lead a true path of illuminated rock n’roll.

Kim and Miranda shared a bed, looking for work and honing their craft. They met their Farfisa player Dylan Fernandez when he delivered weed to a guy Miranda was dating at the time in their apartment. A few years later they added Dylan’s little brother, Alvin Jackson on bass after the departure of Kate Gutwald. The band played around New York City mixing their witchcraft with true gut wrenching RnB and writing what would become their debut album. In 2022, they finally left the big city and toured seven fun filled weeks in every nook, cranny and butthole of the U.S. and Canada with The King Khan and BBQ Show.

After losing a tooth and a few broken bones later, the band is now ready for the world to hear their self-titled debut albumIt is hot and spicy with tracks like Sweat, glorifying hangover sweats “all up in your crack.” Mixed and with production by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, their debut album is a hallucinogenic ode to the cannon of soul, garage punk, pure RnB and utter mayhem.

Miranda and the Beat cover artwork

Miranda And The Beat’ track-list

1. Sweat
2. Out Of My Head
3. Concrete
4. I’m Not Your Baby
5. Not My Guy
6. ODR
7. When Are You Coming Home
8. Too Afraid
9. Let You Go
10. Don’t Feel The Same

SXSW Schedule

Tuesday, March 16
12:15pm @ Side Bar (Hipster Robots)

Friday, March 17
12:30pm @ 13th Floor (Third Man Records)
4:30pm @ Side Bar (Jumpstart TX!)
9pm @ Austin East Cider (Our Wicked Lady)

Saturday, March 18
 10:00pm @ 13th Floor (Official Showcase)

Sunday, March 19
10:30pm @ 13th Floor (Green Witch)

EU/UK Tour Dates
05.19 – Colmar, FR @ Le Grillen
05.20 – Bourges, FR @ Cosmic Trip Festival
05.22 – Mannheim, DE @ Alter 
05.23 – Wurzburg, DE @ Immerhin
05.25 – Vienna, AT @ Chelsea
05.26 – St. Polten, AT @ Seedose
05.27 – Fidenza, IT @ Bam Fest
05.28 – Turin, IT @ Blah Blah
05.30 –  Lyon, FR @ Beat Le Trokson
05.31 – Bordeaux, FR @ Relache
06.01 – Bilbao, ES @ Azkena Bilbo (+ CIVIC)
06.02 – Valencia, ES @ Surforama
06.03 – Madrid, ES @ BlockParty Arganzuela 
06.07 – Zaragoza, ES @ Rock & Blues
06.08 – Pamplona, ES @ Zentral
06.09 – Leon, ES @ Los conciertos del Campus
06.10 – LANZAROTE, ES @ Sonidos Líquidos

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