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Postcards

by Mariana Rivals

Recorded during a span of 2 years across the US and Europe, the band’s first LP, Postcards, emphatically leaps ahead from where the band last left off. These songs feel like a band with a new sense of ownership over their sound.
Genre: Rock: Psychedelic
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1. Postcard
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2. Chance Favors
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3. Get You Down
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4. Take Me Back
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5. Couldn't Say
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6. Relativism
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7. A Younger Me
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8. On My Wave
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Over the last 5 years, the multi-instrumentalist duo Mariana Rivals (Brett Middleton & Chris Spada) have been honing and evolving their sound through the release of 3 EPs and a handful of singles.

Recorded during a span of 2 years across the US and Europe, the band’s first LP, Postcards, emphatically leaps ahead from where the band last left off. These songs feel like a band with a new sense of ownership over their sound. The title track, “Postcard” lays a foundation of warm yet delicate ambience with floating guitar riffs and string arrangements that seem to swell in perpetuity.

There is a level of brutal honesty on the songs “Get You Down”, “Take Me Back” and “Couldn’t Say” both in the straight ahead instrumentation and irrefutable hymns. With lyrics like “I’ll give you something better, someone else to blame” or “I want you to stay / I will stop nothing / all things I couldn’t say”, the band seems less concerned with evasive wordplay and more focused on not being misunderstood.

The last song on Postcards, “On My Wave” serves as a Marcel Proustian postcard for the album…conjuring up fond memories from years ago set to the sounds of a distant saxophone and soft jazz like guitar chords.

Postcards establishes a musical destination to send letters from.

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