About This Event
Mikey Maramag is the Los Angeles-based electronic artist known as Blackbird Blackbird. He envelops you with fuzzy warm electro textures, like a cozy sonic womb sheltering you from heartache and life struggles. The songs conjure the blissed-out pop of 1980s new wave, but the chillwave production aesthetic is sharply modern. Today, Blackbird Blackbird announce its third official album, Hearts; a 10-song collection that grapples with heartbreak and love. Since 2010, Mikey has released two official albums, two demo long-playing compilations, and two EPs. His debut, Summer Heart, is a critically-acclaimed chillwave classic. Blackbird Blackbird has been favorably featured on The Hype Machine and XLR8R, and charted on Billboard’s Top 100 Dance/Electronic. Seeding the way to his latest release, he put out the single “Hearts” in October 2017, and, in less than a year, the song accrued over 4 million plays. Blackbird Blackbird has toured extensively nationally and internationally, supporting indie band STRFKR, Baths and Braids, and Grammy-nominated electronic music composer TOKiMONSTA. Mikey has also embarked on two U.S. headline tours, including one with UK electro-pop artist Chad Valley. In addition, Blackbird Blackbird has played Lightning in a Bottle Festival (Nicolas Jaar, Tycho, Rusko, Emancipator), and the legendary Swedish festival Hultsfred Festival (Morrissey, Crystal Castles, Cut Copy, Primal Scream, The Tallest Man on Earth, Foster The People).