Hometown: Sydney, Australia (via New Zealand)
Why she matters: Her looks are certainly eye-catching, but her hooks are even hotter. She's a bit Stevie Nicks, a bit Debbie Harry on her danceable, self-titled debut.
You should know: She takes her name from a 1985 fantasy movie starring Matthew Broderick and Michelle Pfeiffer.
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Over the course of her nearly decade-long career as Grouper, Liz Harris has become a master of all things overcast. Her ambient compositions and waterlogged ballads are like fogged-up windows — bleary enough to indicate the bleakness inside, but only its vaguest outlines. There’s suggestion of something heartbreaking, but its true shape remains occluded, unobtainable,… More »