Blackbird Blackbird

Blackbird Blackbird

Real Name:
Michael Sanders
Profile:
Blackbird Blackbird is the recording project of San Francisco-based electronic musician Mikey Maramag.

His warm, textural synth pop and distant, dreamy vocals recall acts like Four Tet and Washed Out, though Maramag's roots are actually in metal and hardcore. Originally hailing from Hawaii, he relocated to Northern California and began his career as the drummer for Bay Area hardcore band Murder Practice. He left the band in 2009 to attend the University of California in Santa Cruz where he took an interest in electronic music and became enamored with artists like Aphex Twin and Modeselektor. While away at school he began recording under the alias Bye Bye Blackbird, eventually tweaking the name to Blackbird Blackbird after encountering another band with the same name. He released various singles before issuing his debut album, Summer Heart, in mid-2010. His blissed-out, sunny dream pop was well-received and he signed with San Francisco indie Lavish Habits to release his follow-up EP, 2012's Boracay Planet. Tours of the U.S. and Europe followed as he continued to evolve his live set-up and in 2013, it was announced he had signed to prominent San Francisco electronic label Om Records who released his second LP, Tangerine Sky, in June 2014. ~ Timothy Monger
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Artist

Blackbird Blackbird Discography

Albums

Blackbird Blackbird Summer Heart (Album) Not On Label (Blackbird Blackbird Self-released) US 2010 Sell This Version
STR 015 Blackbird Blackbird Modern + Rarities(Cass, Ltd) Sixteen Tambourines Records STR 015 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
Blackbird Blackbird Tangerine Sky (Album) OM Records US 2014 Sell This Version
Blackbird Blackbird Strawberry Light (Album) OM Records Japan 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DD001 Blackbird Blackbird / PaoPao* Blackbird Blackbird / PaoPao* - Pure / So Sorry, Girl / Liberia(7", Single, Ltd) Double Denim Records DD001 UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Blackbird Blackbird Happy High EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Not On Label (Blackbird Blackbird Self-released) none US 2010
none Blackbird Blackbird Fade To White(7", Ltd) Fire Talk none US 2010 Sell This Version
none Blackbird Blackbird Let's Move On Together EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Not On Label (Blackbird Blackbird Self-released) none US 2010
none Blackbird Blackbird & Pandit Blackbird Blackbird & Pandit - Lovesick(File, MP3, Single, 320) UFOLK none US 2011
Blackbird Blackbird Boracay Planet (EP) Lavish Habits US 2012 Sell This Version
none Blackbird Blackbird New Leaf(File, MP3, Single, 320) Not On Label (Blackbird Blackbird Self-released) none US 2012
none Blackbird Blackbird There Is Nowhere(4xFile, FLAC, Single) Not On Label none 2014
none Blackbird Blackbird 420(File, MP3, Single, 320) Not On Label (Blackbird Blackbird Self-released) none US 2014

Compilations

Blackbird Blackbird Halo (Comp) Not On Label (Blackbird Blackbird Self-released) Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

none Blackbird Blackbird Little Respect(7xFile, MP3, 320 + File, MP3, 192 + 2xFile, MP3, V) Not On Label (Blackbird Blackbird Self-released) none US 2010 Sell This Version
none Blackbird Blackbird Zeitgeist Mix(File, MP3, Mixed, 128) Hypem none US 2011
none Blackbird Blackbird Tear Mixtape(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Prefix (2) none US 2011

Miscellaneous

none Blackbird Blackbird Crumble Before Your Eyes(File, MP3, 320) Not On Label (Blackbird Blackbird Self-released) none US 2010
none Blackbird Blackbird Remixes(6xFile, MP3, 320) Not On Label (Blackbird Blackbird Self-released) none US 2010
none Blackbird Blackbird Rarities EP(8xFile, MP3, 320) Not On Label (Blackbird Blackbird Self-released) none US 2010
none Blackbird Blackbird Summer Heart(File, MP3, 320) Not On Label (Blackbird Blackbird Self-released) none US 2010
none Blackbird Blackbird Hidden Place (Blackbird Blackbird Bootleg Remix)(File, MP3, 320) Not On Label (Blackbird Blackbird Self-released) none US 2012