The Musician: Binki Shapiro
One-third of the harmonious Little Joy posse, this pretty, multi-instrumental vocalist is in the throes of creating cover art and making a video for a fresh set of hits she recently completed with Adam Green of The Moldy Peaches (anyone else already have the Juno soundtrack stuck in their heads?). The one-time Beck muse has been bouncing around the country, burning the midnight oil coming up with all kinds of ditties. The crooner says, "I can't wait to come back to L.A., though, to play shows again and to continue recording my own music."
And with this much fire in her (itty-bitty) belly, Little Joy is looking like perhaps the littlest thing she'll do in a sure-to-be lengthy career. When asked if the Lala native still frequents the Echo Park dive bar that the band swiped its name from, she replies, "I actually haven't been there in a really long time. I think someone else owns it now, and the last time I went it just wasn't the same — like Cheers with a different bartender." Well, the spot and Shapiro only have a name in common, because this gal's on the up and up!
Hair by Jacquie Fetch, makeup by Mayera Abeita and Ali Magee.