Need To Know: Glasser
By Noah Michelson
Photo: Aliya Naumoff
With a father who is currently a part of performance-art troupe Blue Man Group and a mother who had a band in the '70s named Kazoondheit, you might expect Cameron Mesirow -- aka Glasser -- to be slightly off-kilter. But she isn't. Or if she is, it's the downright most charming brand of off-kilter I've encountered in the last few months.
And her music? Enchanting. I know, I know -- it's virtually impossible to hear a word like that without instinctively rolling your eyes, but in this one rare instance it really fits. Glasser's songs fall in between folk and electronic and sound both like they were created hundreds of years old in an abandoned convent and like they were made 30 seconds ago on your laptop while you weren't looking. The Guardian went so far as to call her "a more credible version of Enya" and "an electronic Joni Mitchell," which, if I were Glasser, I'd take as serious compliments.
Glasser dropped by the Out studio to chat about mixing the ancient and the modern in her music,
Jim Henson's muppety impact on her, and why she's not the least bit upset by the thought of people getting high to enjoy her music:
-- NOAH MICHELSON