new music: The Maytags; Holly Miranda

The Maytags, “Marry Ya”

I’m rather anti-marriage as I find it just one more societal expectation that everyone feels the need to tick off their to-do list. A cool introductory drum beat and guitar lick kicks into a soothing, retro beat. The seven-piece band utilizes eclectic instrumentation with keyboards, trumpet, saxophone along with guitar, bass and drums. This song is rather sweet, catchy and laid back. Lyrics focus on apologies and intentions. The Des Moines, Iowa band’s debut album Love Lines will be released July 1, 2016.

The Maytags is: Dustin Smith [vocals/guitar]; Nick Leo [keyboards]; Sam Mogerman [drums]; Daniel Kreipke [bass]; Andy Poppen [trumpet/vocals]; Tim; Sanders [saxophone/vocals]; Ben Chappell [lead guitar]


Holly Miranda, “Come On”

Detroit solo artist Holly Miranda’s earthy, gravely vocals fuel the serious melancholy in this song. In the best way possible. I like sadder songs. This single is on her latest EP, Party Trick– a collection of cover songs. Holly Miranda is on tour this spring. Dates below.

Spring Tour

06.04 – New York, NY @ Randall’s Island Park Governors Ball
06.08 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott 
06.09 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
06.10 – Hudson, NY@  Club Helsinki
06.11 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
06.12 – Northampton, MA @ Parlor Room


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