Vince Mira with the Roy Kay Trio
Of all the acts I missed at Sasquatch, I wish I could have seen Vince Mira most. While watching Fleet Foxes perform on the main stage, suddenly you heard Johnny Cash's 'Ring of Fire' blasting out of the speakers on the Yeti Stage, followed by the crowd over there going nuts. I thought to myself, "Why are they getting so excited over a Johnny Cash recording?". As I later found out, it wasn't a recording of Johnny Cash, but rather Vince Mira covering him, and the crowd had good reason to be excited.
Vince Mira sings exactly like Johnny Cash, but what's really incredible is that Vince Mira is a 15 year-old Latino kid. A lot of people could probably do a good Johnny Cash impression, but it's just unbelievable to watch Vince Mira and hear that voice coming from his mouth. Many people have taken notice, as Vince has performed on Ellen and Good Morning America. His album was even recorded at Johnny Cash's cabin in Nashville and produced by John Carter Cash, the son of Johnny Cash and June Carter.
See for yourself why both Vince Mira and Ellen are awesome:
The Stranger- "Sasquatch Saturday: Vince Mira Almost Caused a Riot"
Vince Mira MySpace
'Atlas' on Jools Holland, with lyrics from Drowned in Sound printed below. Inhale a helium balloon and sing along:
People won't be people when they hear this sound
That's been glowing in the dark at the edge of town
People won't be people, no
The people won't be people when they hear this sound
Won't you show me what begins at the edge of town
The kitchen is the cook
The scissors are the barbers
The singer is a crook
The chorus, full of actors
Throw Me The Statue
Throw Me The Statue specializes in catchy indie-pop- the kind with xylophones and hand-clap beats. This time, the schedule conflict was with Beirut, who played one of their last shows before going on hiatus. Below is Throw Me The Statue's ode to obsession, the video for 'Lolita'.
Throw Me The Statue MySpace