One-time solo songwriter Holly Miranda met keyboardist/bassist Alex Lipsen at New York's Headgear Studios, the Brooklyn-based recording/rehearsal space that Lipsen owns. And thus were born the Jealous

One-time solo songwriter Holly Miranda met keyboardist/bassist Alex Lipsen at New York's Headgear Studios, the Brooklyn-based recording/rehearsal space that Lipsen owns. And thus were born the Jealous Girlfriends.

Using their own space to full advantage, the Jealous Girlfriends have honed and refined their raw craft, a Spoon-like modern twist on guitar rock. Miranda's voice carries a blues bite, which whips its way around challenging melodies. Lipsen fills in the gaps with chunky synths and buzzes, and his bass keeps Miranda's garage-rock guitar work sounding fresh and free of clichés.

With drummer Josh Abbott, the expanded threesome released its debut full-length this month. It is about time, Miranda says. "I was used to playing solo folky stuff, and I'm kind of done with that now. I was ready to rock." A follow-up is already in the works.

Web site: www.thejealousgirlfriends.com
Contact: Holly Miranda, holly@the jelousgirlfriends.com