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The Maldives

Thu, Mar 30 - 9:00 pm

In the great Northwest, The Maldives are more than a band, they are an institution. With a history that goes back more than a decade (their friendships considerably longer), they have brought their cultivated brand of American rock to avid crowds across the country, gracing the stages at SXSW, CMJ, Capitol Hill Block Party, Sasquatch, and Bumbershoot.

Their newest venture, "Mad Lives," is melodically a lushly layered, psych-folk, poly-rhythmic rock adventure through personal mythos, space, and time. It is a concept record that tells the story of a man who fell in love with the sun, is dropped to the sea, and goes blind staring at the sun, trying to find the love that was once there. A collaboration with producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Rose Windows), and featuring Eyvind Kang (Lou Reed, Blonde Redhead, Bill Frisell) on strings, "Mad Lives" is a bold step into a new, even more cinematic, musical terrain for the band, driving deeper into the heart of love, loss, and how time gets away from us.

The group's previous work includes their debut full-length, 2009’s Americana-tinged "Listen to the Thunder" (produced by Grammy Award-winner Kory Kruckenberg), and "Muscle for the Wing" (Spark & Shine), a fist-pumping, rock and roll exploration of ballads and anthems, with producer Shawn Simmons (The Head and the Heart, Lemolo, Kithkin) at the helm.

Lead singer/songwriter Jason Dodson’s songs reveal characters set in a widescreen frame, scenes from real life that often portray victims of the heart and casualties to the beast that is circumstance.

"Mad Lives" is a concept record that tells the story of a man who fell in love with the sun, is dropped to the sea, and goes blind staring at the sun, trying to find the love that was once there. A collaboration with producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Rose Windows), and featuring Eyvind Kang (Lou Reed, Blonde Redhead, Bill Frisell) on strings, "Mad Lives" is a bold step into a new, even more cinematic, musical

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Mississippi Studios 3939 N. Mississippi Ave. Portland, OR 97227

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