Portland act MAITA will release their new album I Just Want To Be Wild For YouFebruary 18 on Kill Rock Stars. The band recently shared raucous lead single “Honey, Have I Lost It All?” and now they have unleashed dynamic new melodic indie-punk rocker “You Sure Can Kill a Sunday (Part I)”. Written in response to a debate she and her partner had over their dreams, the song is a sonic representation of one side of an argument: erratic, frustrated, and raw. Pairing punk riffs and booming bass with a sweet melodic refrain, the song plays with these two opposing elements, eventually giving way to the searing and open emotion, the uninhibited vocals, the release of anger.
The new collection finds Japanese-American songwriter Maria Maita-Keppeler digging into that crippling oxymoron of modern communication — constant bombardment paired with utter disconnection. Along with guitarist/producer Matthew Zeltzer, bassist Nevada Sowle, and multi-instrumentalist Cooper Trail, Maita-Keppeler picks apart the smallest moments of confusion, uncertainty, and disconnection to achieve incredible emotional heights. I Just Want To Be Wild For You grasps passionately for a world that too often seems at a gauzy distance, framing complex ideas with visceral songs that sink immediately into the heart. MAITA have announced an extensive national tour, making stops in Los Angeles, Seattle, Phoenix, Denver and more.
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