Maria Minerva, “The Sound” MP3

July 18, 2012

"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

Maria Minerva, “The Sound” MP3