10.04.2015 — “Ribbon” by Maria False

Maria False

If you only listen to one song today, make it “Ribbon” by Maria False (2015, from the album When).

Maria False is a shoegaze quartet from Rennes, France. They formed in 2012 and released a self-titled EP that year. In 2013, they put out their debut album Artefact, then later that year another EP called Spots and Lines in a Frame. In May of this year, they released their sophomore album When.

This is for fans of My Bloody Valentine, A Place to Bury Strangers, Fleeting Joys, and so on.

I don’t know anything else about this band. I stumbled upon their music a few months ago and wrote myself a note to post about them some day. I’m finally getting around to that now.

This is the second song from the second record:

“Ribbon” by Maria False

It’s got all of those MBV qualities. The fuzz, the melty guitar bits, the feedback, the loads of tremolo bar, the tape manipulation, the total wall of noise, and to some extent, even the vocals. Its sheer noise is what makes it fantastic.

There’s only one way to listen to this. Loudly.

You can get your digital copy of When via bandcamp here.

About dlee

North Carolina born and bred. I'm a restaurant guy who spends free time listening to music, watching hockey and playing Scrabble. I have a bachelor's degree in political science and I will most likely never put it to use. View all posts by dlee

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