Miranda in Her Room

by The Davenports

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“Miranda in Her Room,” is the new single from Brooklyn’s The Davenports and features vocalist Shirley Simms who is best known for her work on The Magnetic Fields’ 69 Love Songs and all of their releases since. The song is the latest in a string of singles the band has released since the beginning of the year.

The song, a country waltz infused with McCartney-esque turns of melody and a lyric reminiscent of Emily Dickenson, had been living in demo form, waiting for the right vocal pairing to bring it to life. Klass and producer Charles Newman, who has worked with The Magnetic Fields and The Davenports for over a decade, considered an array of singers until landing on what seemed was the perfect fit for the track. Shirley fell in love with the song, and Newman set up vocal sessions at Boston’s Q Division with engineer/ producer friend Benny Grotto. The rest of the song was recorded in Newman’s home studio in Brooklyn, including Klass’s harmony tracks and the string arrangement written by Klass and violinist Claudia Chopek.


released October 14, 2015
Vocals: Scott Klass & Shirley Simms
Guitar and keyboards: Scott Klass
Bass: Erik Philbrook
Violin: Claudia Chopek
Cello: Garo Yellin

Produced and recorded by Charles Newman
at Cottage Sounds, Brooklyn, NY
Shirley Simms recorded by Benny Grotto at Q Division, Boston, MA
String arrangement by Scott Klass and Claudia Chopek



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The Davenports Brooklyn, New York

Scott Klass’s music is like “Weezer meets Ben Folds leading you to sing along to songs you’re hearing for the first time while stories unfold of relationships gone awry” (The Deli). He puts it out w/ Erik Philbrook, Rob Draghi and Cheri Leone and calls it The Davenports. Well-known for “Five Steps,” theme to A&E’s Intervention, The Davenports are currently releasing a single a month for a year. ... more

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