Prepare for the meteoric rise of Maiah Manser.
Noir-Pop songstress, Maiah Manser dissolves differences and builds bridges between the worlds of automation and nature. The grit and the raw in lyrics combined with her hauntingly powerful vocals, drive together to create a chilling sensation that is both concrete and abstract, in sound and in concept.
In 2016, Manser got her taste of the festival life, shining on both the main stage of Capitol Hill Block Party and on the Mural Stage at Bumbershoot Music Festival alongside artists like Bishop Briggs, CHVRCHES, Odesza, and Crystal Castles. In 2017, Maiah continued to perform heavliy on the west coast with Festivals like Timber Fest and the 5th Annual Freakout KEXP stage supporting surf rockers Guantanamo Baywatch.
Manser has teamed up with Buddy Ross (producer for Frank Ocean, HAIM, Unknown Mortal Orchestra), Phillip Peterson (string arrangement for Cashmere Cat, Santigold, A$AP Rocky), and Tom Coyne (mastering engineer for Adele, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift) to create an intensely mystifying project.
Using analog synths, connecting soundschapes and live samples, from native american chanting to the sound of a tree being cut down, Manser’s Second Skin EP aims to fuse the digital and the organic, illustrating the fantastical merge of the two types of worlds we live in today. Second Skin is now available on 12" clear vinyl in limited quantities, pick one up before their gone!
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA via Seattle, WA
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Vogue + Instagram featured as backing music on the Met Gala 2017 for Katy Perry, Frank Ocean, Gisele Bundchen, & Sasha Lane
Pigeons & Planes "Listen to Maiah Manser's soaring 'Second Skin' EP"
The FADER "Maiah Manser offers a soothing call to arms... a new age-tinged salve for a broken heart"
The 405 "Maiah Manser is an inspiring noir-pop presence."