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[EP] Blackbird Blackbird – BORACAY PLANET (w/ “It’s A War “)

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which are you waiting for?

  • Who: Mikey Maramag
  • What: Oversized dream pop, like Toro Y Moi, KidsOf88, Humans
  • Where: San Francisco, CA + Facebook
  • When: Buy Boracay Planet now.
  • Why: Blackbird Blackbird was booked by Joel and scheduled to play day 4 of our SXSW showcases but a transportation disaster kept Mikey from the venue for hours. Had I heard him play that day I guarantee you this post would have happened months ago. I just didn’t know what I was missing. After finally tracking down his latest EP I was immediately blown away by “It’s A War.” What a rollicking piece of slightly dark tropical pop. The rest of Boracay Planet is full of shuffling and twitching beats under dreamy guitars that blend together brilliantly. Especially “Happy With You” (& this great Yalls remix of it here!) So it turns out the guy has been making music for years. His Bandcamp is a treasure trove of previous releases. Cheers to many more!

Brandon is obsessed with popcorn, sandwiches, and new music.

  • http://forwhenifeellikesharing.tumblr.com/ Barrett

    This has such a bizarre layering to it. I felt like two songs were playing at once. Love that pluckier guitar though.

  • http://www.TheBurningEar.com/ Brandon @ TBE

    Yeah, its a real head turner. Probably why I just saw it in a car commercial during Sunday night football the other day…

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