October 31, 2013: DECOMPOSE Anniversary & LOVE LIKE GOLD Release!

So today it’s the Decompose EP’s second anniversary, as well as my new single LOVE LIKE GOLD‘s release!

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I know I haven’t been updating much lately, but hopefully this makes up for it. (BTW in between the release of BONSAI and today I also managed to contribute to the Hai’s 2013 Sampler! You can that that out, too.)

LOVE LIKE GOLD is actually two singles put together. The first one is a collaboration with StratosFear and the second one is with New Dark Age. Both are my Haibros(!) and people I’ve worked with before. Really love their stuff and I’m the luckiest singer-songwriter to be able to create music with them regularly.

I’m doing something different for this single! The two songs will be up for FREE download (as a collected single) only on Amplify.ph, even though they’re fully streamable elsewhere. Let’s see how that works! Check it out by clicking the link below.

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July 20, 2013: BONSAI.

So for my birthday this year I wanted to do something special, and (my friends and) I came up with BONSAI–a brand new EP that’s quickly turning into my favorite release, ever! It came out last July 11.

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Though I do work with some trusted repeat collaborators here (like Ghost Night, Rabbit Hole Revelations and Almost Technicolor), in BONSAI I also–for the very first time!–work with local musicians, such as B-Roc, Similarobjects, Earthmover and Six the Northstar.

You can stream/share/download BONSAI by clicking HERE or HERE.

March 09, 2013: Vandals On The Wall’s “Sunset Daydream,” a summer mixtape.

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Vandals On The Wall includes “When You’re Sober” in their 2013 summer mixtape–along with Cerumentric, similarobjects, Identikit, Bagetsafonik, and more. It’s the second time I’ve been included in a curated list of theirs; pretty exciting stuff.

As always, you can download  the entire thing for free when you visit their site. Have at it, and get your soundtrack for the summer. <3

 

February 14, 2013: Vandals On The Wall’s “KILIG,” a Valentine’s Day mixtape.

KILIG Valentine's Day Mixtape Album CoverVandals On The Wall includes my cover of Billie Holiday’s “Crazy He Calls Me” in its Valentine’s Day mixtape entitled KILIG. Other featured artists: Fando and Lis, Swissy, Your Imaginary Friends, Eyedress, Uela, and more.

Download the mixtape for free by visiting Vandals On The Wall now!

February 08, 2013: So It’s Come To This.

The Hai - So It's Come To This - coverThe Hai’s released So It’s Come To This, a new covers compilation! I contributed with covers of Billie Holiday’s “Crazy He Calls Me” and Alexisonfire’s “Side Walk When She Walks.” Flying Batteries and I also covered the Adventure Time song “I Remember You” together! So far, it’s one of my favorite things I’ve ever done.

Download/Stream by clicking here or clicking the image.

 

February 01, 2013: MR. SOULFIESTA reviews LAGNIAPPE.

…While some songs tend to favor a more electronic pop texture, it is the melodies intertwined with beats from various producers that creates direction. She is able to select and create some common ground for the project, which is rarely seen and heard, specially from a woman. Most women artists I know allow the beats to lead but Maria displays her unique experience in formulating albums with producers from all over the world. She dropped a few albums in 2012, yes a few, plural.

Read the entire review here.

 

January 25, 2013: Vandals On the Wall reviews LAGNIAPPE.

…On the new album Lagniappe, APLM returns as the unpredictable post-internet pixie that she is, combining the feral highs of art-damaged pop with electronic textures, laptop spooks, triphop beats, and light industrial touches, often recalling a low-key version of The Knife or Nite Jewel.

…After listening to the album, one might ask…“How could APLM get away with something unfocused but beautifully diverse as this?” Boy, let me get it straight. Lagniappe is the moment when APLM no longer gives a fuck about what people say.

 

Read the entire review here.