When I first learned about my sister, she sent me links to her music clips and videos. I was terrified. What if I hated them? What would I tell her? How could I look her in the face? (Which was less of a concern, since she lives a full continent away, but still, you have to think about these things.)
Fortunately, I loved her stuff. She’s got a great ear for sound; a smoky, sexy voice (that sounds to me like Roisin Murphy after three scotch-and-sodas and half a pack of Marlboro Reds); and for the past several years, she’s been animating her own videos, which adds a little je ne sais quoi.
Anyway, she’s been on a bit of a hiatus, working on some other projects, but I’m happy to report that she’s back in the studio, and she’s just finished the first of seven (!!!) videos for her new band, Leather Tuscadero. The song is called “The Shakes”, and Tiff says “Musically, I was influenced by ‘Baby, Please Don’t Go’ meets ‘Caravan’, and visually I was going for 1950’s horror comic meets ‘The Sheik’.” I kinda think she nailed it: