Three years ago Estella was just a girl (with a beautiful, delicately warped voice) who had never seen an episode of Veronica Mars, holding a chalkboard at a photo shoot for a biweekly pop culture guide naming her upstart band as one of eight you need to hear. Then came the excellent Color Your Life EP in 2010, followed by the excellent, Domino-backed In Heaven the next year. "We needed a performer who could sing in this important role," series creator Rob Thomas explained to Kickstart backers via email. "Once it became evident that we couldn't make Leighton's schedule work, I decided to cast someone from a band I already wanted in the movie." At least two Twin Sister songs will also appear in the film.
So the next time a biweekly culture guide asks you to hold a chalkboard, you should be prepared to become a movie star in three years or less. Or, at least, you should aim to work incredibly hard, use your unusually gifted vocal ability to get signed to one of the most respected labels in the indie market, tour relentlessly, and become a favorite of highly creative people with backgrounds in film and television, which is to say, congrats, Andrea. This is awesome.
Seems like a good time to listen to one of my personal favorites from Twin Sister:
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