After a busy 2011 that saw her release two 12" EPs, a cassette, and a double LP, Estonian songstress Maria Minerva has announced her first release of 2012.
Will Happiness Find Me? will be released on September 4th by Los Angeles label Not Not Fun.
The album sees her synthesizing the dancier leanings of last November's Sacred & Profane Love EP for 100% Silk and the avant-garde ground covered by the Cabaret Cixous double LP, resulting in her finest work to date.
Following the release of Will Happiness Find Me? Maria will head out on her first ever US tour, starting with a MOMA PS1 Warm Up show alongside Atoms for Peace, Rustie and Holy other, and ending back in New York just in time for CMJ. To celebrate the announcement of her new LP and tour, Maria is sharing Will Happiness Find Me? cut "The Sound" (stream link below). Check out full details of the tour, album and hear the track below.
Maria Minerva 2012 tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
09-08 Long Island City, NY - PS1 Warm Up *
09-14 Brooklyn, NY - Grasslands Gallery
09-15 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
09-17 Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
09-19 Pittsburg, PA - Brillobox #
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 - Rickshawk 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
Will Happiness Find Me?
(Not Not Fun)
Sept. 4th, 2012
1. The Sound
2. Heart Like A Microphone
3. I Don't Wanna Be Discovered (Will Happiness Fine Me?)
4. Alone In Amsterdam
5. Sweet Synergy
6. Fire (feat. Chase Royal)
7. Coming Of Age
8. Perpetual Motion Machine
9. Never Give Up
10. Mad Girl's Love Song
11. The Star
Photo credit: Marek Chorzepa
Stream link: "The Sound" on gorillavsbear.net
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