Blackbird Blackbird is coming out with a new EP June 3, and has released the title track “Tangerine Sky” in anticipation. The SF-based composer Mikey Maramag drops another sonic earworm with its wobbling synths and textured soundscape. Stream below — and if you’re in DC, I’ll see you at his Rock & Roll Hotel show June 30!
Based out of San Francisco, Blackbird Blackbird is the moniker of wunderkind composer Mikey Maramag. Originally from Hawaii, the tropical influences of the producer’s origins are evident in his particular flavor of layered folktronica. The following video/track “All” is off the new EP Boracay Planet, released this October to critical acclaim.
Citing musical influences such as The Smiths, Grizzly Bear, and My Bloody Valentine (a damn fine line-up), the album in Maramag’s own words is made up of “a lot of guitar layered over synths and visually patterned ambiance, blending warm tones with clear vocals and anthemic melodies.” I’ll take it all, please.