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Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn (born September 17, 1974, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)[1], is a Jewish American musician based in San Francisco California. She has released five albums under the K Records label. She is close friends with and has collaborated with Phil Elvrum of The Microphones and has worked with the Black Cat Orchestra.

Background

Mirah was born the youngest of three children. Most of her childhood was spent in Bala Cynwyd Pennsylvania. She started writing music from a very young age, with her first song at four years old.[2] When she was twelve, Mirah appeared on Double Dare, a television game show.[3] "I actually used the money that I won on Double Dare to pay for the time I spent on the Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament." She began singing and performing at 18 when she moved to Olympia, Washington and attended Evergreen State College.

Music career

Mirah released her first album, Storageland on Yoyo Recordings in 1997, and joined K records in 1999[4]. Mirah was previously a member of The Drivers, an all-female Olympia band. Mirah's music is featured in the documentary, Young, Jewish, and Left.[5] In 2006, K Records released Joyride: Remixes, a re-mix album of other K Records artists covering Mirah's songs. In July 2008, her song "The Garden" was featured in the TV show "So You Think You Can Dance". Her latest album, (a)spera, was released on March 10, 2009.

Personal

Mirah is openly gay.[6] Her sister is Emily Ana Zeitlyn of The Weeds.[7] Mirah is Jewish, and her middle name means "good day" or "holy day" in Hebrew.

Discography

  • 1997 - Storageland
  • 2000 - You Think It's Like This but Really It's Like This
  • 2001 - Advisory Committee
  • 2001 - Small Sale EP
  • 2002 - Cold Cold Water EP
  • 2003 - College Park Is Always Ready To Party (lo-fi concert recording)
  • 2003 - Songs from the Black Mountain Music Project (with Ginger Brooks Takahashi)
  • 2004 - To All We Stretch the Open Arm (with Black Cat Orchestra)
  • 2004 - C'mon Miracle
  • 2006 - Joyride: Remixes (remixes by other K Records artists)
  • 2007 - Share This Place: Stories and Observations (with Spectratone International)
  • 2008 - The Old Days Feeling
  • 2009 - (a)spera

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