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Maria Minerva, "The Sound" MP3

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"The Sound," the first single from Maria Minerva‘s upcoming album Will Happiness Find Me? (out September 4th via Not Not Fun), begins with a looped sample of a 1968 Canadian TV documentary, where Maharishi Mahesh explains transcendental meditation while walking around a lake. As Minerva sings overtop about a guy she can't get out of her head, she sets scraps of Mahesh's big ideas adrift over satisfying pings and drums that sound like they're shattering. This fall, the Londoner-via-Estonia embarks on her first proper US tour. On Facebook, she writes, "I cannot waaaiitt to see the mythic America." See a full schedule of dates below.

Download: Maria Minerva, "The Sound" (via GvB)

09-08 Long Island City, NY – PS1 Warm Up*
09-14 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands Gallery
09-15 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
09-17 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
09-19 Pittsburg, PA – Brillo Box†
09-20 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
09-22 Chicago, IL – The Hideout‡
09-23 Minneapolis, MN – The Entry
09-25 Missoula, MT – Ole Beck VFW Post 209
09-26 Vancouver, BC – Waldorf Hotel
09-27 Seattle, WA – Decibel Festival
09-28 Portland, OR – Holocene§
09-30 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop‖
10-07 Phoenix, AZ ­– Trunk Space
10-11 New Orleans, LA – Siberia¶
10-12 Atlanta, GA – 529
10-13 Durham, NC – Pinhook
10-16 Purchase, NY – SUNY Purchase

* with Atoms For Peace, Rustie, Holy Other
† with Majeure, Rivka
‡ with Helado Negro
§ with Julianna Barwick
‖ with Bobby Browser
¶ with Moon Duo

Posted: July 18, 2012
Maria Minerva, "The Sound" MP3