Do a search of Blackbird Blackbird on Hype Machine and it won’t take you long to realize this artists potential. Based out of San Francisco, Blackbird Blackbird is the moniker of Folktronica wonder kid Mikey Maramag. Fusing together organic sounds with ghostly vocals, Maramag creates something that is both futuristic and yet still oddly familiar.
Perhaps Maramag’s greatest strength is his ability to produce music that can be understood by numerous audiences. Unlike most electronic artists, Blackbird Blackbird never loses sight of those pop sensibilities that help to invite lovers of other genres to listen and like what he eventually creates.
Summer Heart, Maramag’s debut album, received critical acclaim upon its release in December of 2010. He’s now gearing up to drop his highly anticipated sophomore EP later this month, and right afterwards he’ll Vancouver at Fortune Sound Club.
According to UK’s Creatabot, when Maramag’s performs “…you become part of the sounds that he hears personally to himself in his mind.” He’ll be taking the stage with Vancouver favorites Teen Daze (DJ Set) and Noble Oak on November 10. Doors at 8:00pm and you can cop tickets online or at Beatstreet, Highlife and Red Cat.
posted by @clarkbs