Monday, June 10, 2024

Miranda and the Beat - "Earthquake Water"

Photo by Sacha Lecca

Hailing from New York City, Miranda and the Beat are a firey punk rock band based in classic garage rock. Their latest single, "Earthquake Water," is an under two minute burst of pure punk. This is the style of punk that existed in the late 70's before it became a genre filled with rules and regulations. It combines the sound of your favorite 70's CBGB's bands like the Ramones, Blondie, and New York Dolls. It's fast and has buzzsaw guitars, but it's also one of the catchier songs you've heard in a while. Sometimes hearing a sound this pure can be an absolute revelation.

Frontwoman Miranda Zipse says of the band's new single:

"Growing up, my father would hide 'earthquake supplies' in the garage in case of emergency. Big tubs of beans, rice, and gallon jugs of water lined our garage for the impending collapse of society. As a kid, I was not allowed to play music in the house, so the old, crumbling garage seemed like a great place to play my guitar. One day, I became thirsty from writing one of my first worldwide number-one hits and noticed one of the emergency jugs was half empty and I thought it would be safe to have a drink myself. To my 12-year-old disgust (delight?) I spit out the contents immediately, as the jug was in fact full of vodka instead of water. It turns out there was a whole scheme at play to hide gallons of liquor in the garage to maintain a sham of sobriety and years of AA meetings. Thus, the term ‘earthquake water’ was born, a running joke in the family to this day.”

You can watch the video for "Earthquake Water" below. The single is out now on Ernest Jenning Record Co. and Wild Honey Records with an album due out in the Fall. For more on Miranda and the Beat, check out the band on Instagram and Facebook.

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