Pennybirdrabbit Keeps It Real (Cheap)
The Skrillex affiliate shares her secrets for DIY dominance
While she got her big break singing on Skrillex’s “All I Ask of You,” Los Angeles-based Pennybirdrabbit isn’t your typical EDM vocalist (except perhaps for her ever-changing hair color). Over the course of three self-produced EPs, she’s explored styles ranging from vibrant electro-pop to swinging indie rock, drawing comparisons to Björk, Kimbra, and Imogen Heap. This year’s For Love EP is particularly winning: “Look for Love” recalls the Cardigan’s sanguine pop, while “Earthquake” is a tender ballad, like the xx fronted by Sia. Proudly DIY, Penny creates music videos for most of her jams. In this clip, produced by Vans for their OffTheWall.tv series, she reveals her secrets for making Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure on a budget.