Miranda Lee Richards To Showcase Album 'Existential Beast' From Start-To-Finish Wed May 31 At The Bootleg Theater


5/31Los Angeles, CABootleg Theater (Full band + orchestra, album release show)
7/15San Francisco, CA
Brick & Mortar (Full band)
7/16Sacramento, CA
Blue Lamp (Full band)
7/18Seattle, WA
Sunset Tavern (Full band)
7/19Portland, OR
Doug Fir (Full band)
7/23Santa Cruz, CA
The Crepe Place (Full band)


Born in San Francisco after the summer of love and before the dawn of disco, MIRANDA LEE RICHARDS grew up in an artistic and bohemian environment that has informed her adult life and work. After graduating from San Francisco School Of The Arts, she began to pursue a musical career. She met Kirk Hammett from Metallica who taught her to play Mazzy Star songs on guitar. Her early demos reached Anton Newcombe and she joined his band, the Brian Jonestown MassacreMIRANDA then signed to Virgin Records and released her debut album The Herethereafter, a mix of folk, psychedelia, country and indie pop and found fans worldwide. The critically acclaimed follow-up album Light Of X--the title of which comes from a dream about harnessing beams of light to travel in time--followed in 2009 via Nettwerk Records. In 2016, MIRANDA unveiled Echoes Of The Dreamtime on Invisible Hands Music, which received rave reviews across in the U.K. and U.S., as well as national airplay with MOJO giving the album 4 stars and hailing the first single, "The sublime 'First Light Of Winter' is the moment it all comes together, Richards transcending her influences and, no longer constrained, arriving at psychedelia's higher plane" (1/2016).

Due out June 16, 2017 on Invisible Hands Music, her new album EXISTENTIAL BEAST follows a busy period for MIRANDA which included the release Echoes of the Dreamtime (LP, 2016), U.S. and European tours, creating music for the new Viceland series "Jungletown"as well as composing and performing "Hero Of the Silent Warthe for the film The Hornet's Nest. EXISTENTIAL BEAST is a political album, examining the current issues of our time, with the intent of tackling tough and taboo subjects in a poetic and heartfelt manner. The title is also a mash-up of terms, referencing the existential crisis that has risen. MIRANDA says of EXISTENTIAL BEAST"We are working within those animal urges of fear, competition, survival and sexuality which are deep-seeded and manifesting in varying ways. Like it or not, these tendencies have been revealed, within our leaders, our countries and ourselves; it is indeed a pivotal and transformational moment in time and there is much work to be done." EXISTENTIAL BEAST is yet another confident and inspiring piece of work from MIRANDA.