WATCH: Vanessa Carlton’s “Hear the Bells”; CocoRosie’s “We Are On Fire”

Out bi singer Vanessa Carlton premiered the newest video today from her 2011 album Rabbits on the Run. In “Hear the Bells,” Carlton likens the story of the recluse in the video on the life Little Edie of Grey Gardens fame.

Carlton hit big with her singles “A Thousand Miles” and “Ordinary Day” back in 2002. Although she hasn’t achieved similar success since then, she’s been consistently releasing original work with Rabbits being her fourth. In 2010, she headlined Nashville Pride and came out during her performance proclaiming herself as a “proud bisexual woman.”

The sister duo of CocoRosie released their video today for their latest single “We Are On Fire.” It’s kinda creepy and kinda freaky and just what you should expect from the half-queer team. But the video is also some exquisite stuff.

Watch both videos after the jump.

—  Rich Lopez

Concert Notice: Coco Rosie brings their ‘freak folk’ to Dallas’ Granada Theater Sept. 29

What the Indigo Girls are to traditional folk, Coco Rosie would perhaps be the antithesis. The avante-garde popsters are also sisters with one heckuva back story. Vision quests, traveling childhoods and even loss of contact for a number of years, Bianca “Coco” and Sierra “Rosie” Casady reunited and began their musical endeavor. They are on the road supporting their fourth full-length album, Grey Oceans.

Younger sister Bianca told AfterEllen she’s surprised people don’t realize she’s lesbian. Like, really surprised.

“I am surprised, to tell you the truth, that people don’t talk about it more,” Bianca said of her being queer. “Maybe we are still living in such a homophobic culture that people [who] like me don’t want to hear about it.”

She even performs in drag. And with the band’s frequent use pf children’s toys as musical instruments (along with piano and guitars) to make what they call their “freak folk” music, I imagine this could be some show to watch.

Coco Rosie performs Sept. 29 at the Granada Theater. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased here. Check out “Noah’s Ark” below for a musical sampling.

—  Rich Lopez