Stanton Miranda takes multi-tasking to extremes: singer/songwriter/actor/performance artist. Her avant-garde pop and folk-tinged songs contain elements which both settle, and unease. Besides being a solo singer/songwriter and one half of new-wave art band Thick Pigeon; New York-based Miranda also played in the band CKM, put together by visual artist Dan Graham, with Christine Hahn (ex Malaria) and Kim Gordon (later of Sonic Youth).
After the club-friendly single Wheels Over Indian Trails in 1986, released as Stanton Miranda, it would be seven years before Miranda and Thick Pigeon collaborator Carter Burwell reconvened for the delightful 'Miranda Dali' album, released by Crepuscule in 1991.
In addition to writing music, Stanton Miranda has acted in feature films by Jonathan Demme (including Married to the Mob and Something Wild), worked off- Broadway with John Leguezamo, and given art performances at The Kitchen (NYC). Her cv also includes voiceover work for Perscriptives (a commercial), Dan Graham's video catalogue for DIA Center for the Arts, and Robert Frank's short film Flamingo. In 1998 she played the lead role in Michael Shamberg's film Souvenir, co-starring Kristin Scott Thomas. Miranda also recorded a cover version of Joy Division's Love Will Tear Us Apart for the Virgin/Hut compilation A Means To An End, and was the featured singer on two tracks (Red Shoes and When the World) on The Guitar and Other Machines by Durutti Column.
Info - James Nice courtesey of LTM Records' website
THICK PIGEON / STANTON MIRANDA discography:
Subway b/w Sudan Crepuscule TWI 038, 1/1982 7"
Tracy + Pansy b/w Dog Crepuscule TWI 108, 11/1982 7"
Jingle Bell Rock Operation Twilight OPT 020, 12/1982 7"
Too Crazy Cowboys Factory Fact 85, 9/1984 LP
Wheels Over Indian Trails Factory Benelux FBN 44, 3/1986 7"/12"
Miranda Dali Crepuscule TWI 938, 2/1991 CD
Sudan (Acoustic) on Crepuscule TWI 035, 1/1981
Silhouettes on Crepuscule TWI 058, 12/1981
Woodentop Talk on Crepuscule RAD 005, 12/1981
Handel's Messiah on Crepuscule TWI 450, 12/1984
Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend (as above)
Blue Christmas on Factory Fact 175, 12/1986
Pope on Factory US Factus 17, 5/1987
Love Will Tear Us Apart on Hut/Virgin 29, 1995
Thick Pigeon and Stanton Miranda re-issues are avilable through LTM Records