Juliette Commagere rose to regional prominence because the frontwoman of Hi there Stranger, an L.A-based indie band using a penchant for indie rock song structures and keytar solos, before going after a single career in 2008. Elevated in LA by her piano-playing dad and ranchera-singing mom, she was encircled by music young. Commagere also had taken impact from Ry Cooder, the daddy of her senior high school sweetheart (and potential bandmate) Joachim Cooder. After logging many years alongside younger Cooder in Hello Stranger (whose music gained the band a global tour alongside the Foo Fighters), Commagere opted to run after her very own dreams being a single musician. She lent her alto vocals to albums by Puscifer and Avenged Sevenfold, nonetheless it was Commagere’s single debut, Queens Die Happily, that turned probably the most minds. Released in 2008, the record eschewed the rock-based music of her previous band for the mixture of lush orchestrations and pop-art soundscapes.