Glasser opens for TV On The Radio at The Independent 

The year 2011 is turning into a great year for invigorating new music. And another one of our favorite fledgling acts will be opening for TV On The Radio at The Independent in San Francisco next Friday and Saturday.

Her name is Cameron Mesirow, she performs under the pseudonym of Glasser, and she’s recently released her remarkable debut disc “Ring,” whose tintinabulating percussion, ethereal melodies and washes of layered vocals she initially jury-rigged via GarageBand on her home computer.

Live, she performs in masks and specially designed costumes, while being bathed in ethereal mood lighting. It’s worth getting there early just to catch her set.

But it was inevitable that Mesirow would turn out this creative, with a great ear for drums.

Her father anchors the trailblazing Blue Man Group — well known for their inventive use of percussion — and her mother once fronted the New Wave outfit Human Sexual Response, which had a minor hit with “Jackie Onassis.”

Currently, she and a designer friend are creating her next signature instrument, a huge bifurcated pipe organ, done to Mesirow’s exacting specifications.

Given her studious work methods, you might call her the alt-rock Enya. But rest assured, you’ll be hearing a lot about Glasser in the coming months, especially here at Backstage Pass.

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