VIDEO: Native Regalia and Indie Rock - ‘Shape the Clay’ by The Miracle Dolls

Miracle Dolls combine Native regalia with Indie rock in their video "Shape the Clay."
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Twin sisters Dani and Dezy, who have been playing their indie rock/alternative pop music for more than ten years as The Miracle Dolls, have released a new music video, Shape The Clay, which is one the tracks off their Kiss Me Auras (2013) CD.

The music video features Dani and Dezy Doll, (born Danielle and Desiree de la Rosa) --who are Hidatsa of the 3 affiliated Tribes from Ft. Bristol, and Kiowa from Oklahoma --playing alongside traditional pow wow dancers.

Dani said that since they play a lot of Native American events and pow wows, adding native elements to their video seemed natural. “[We thought] it'd be a really, really great idea to have our culture featured.”

The video was directed by Arturo Zuñiga and was a true family affair. The dancers in the video are their cousins, Asjha Tveter, Shotae Tveter, Roger Tveter Jr. and Josiah Cody Fredericks and their mother and their aunt also made cameo appearances.

The duo began playing music in high school and credit attending the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival with shaping their style.

“When we were sixteen, we went to our first Coachella. It was a huge influence on us. Weezer, one our favorites, just kind of opened the doors for us and bands like War Paint and M.I.A. are influential to our sound," said Dani. "We still listen to them a lot. I'll attribute everything, our sound, to Coachella."

Though they play indie rock, their interests are a bit different. "What's funny is we actually love country music. We lived in the country and The Dixie Chicks were huge then. We also like Shania Twain and Faith Hill,” she says.

They are also starting their summer tour season with the Miracle Dolls' 2016 Fire Auras Tour.

The Fire Auras Tour is scheduled to run July 6th through July 24th, hitting multiple cities throughout the southwest, west coast and the pacific northwest. The Miracle Dolls will also be appearing along with Heart Like War and will also later participate on the Vans Warped Tour, beginning in August.

Dani said, "It's gonna be lots of fun. We're looking forward to it."

Miracle Dolls on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MiracleDolls3/

Photo Credit: Arizona Historical Society/Tucson. Lozen and Dahteste, second row, sixth and fifth figures from the right.