Monument

by Mariana Rivals

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After the long distance collaboration that was Wasting / Your Madness, the Mariana Rivals recorded much of Monument together in California during the summer of 2015. With the addition of Erin Middleton (The Secret History) on vocals and through taking inspiration from the hazy and brutal coast of Northern California, these songs represent a broad exploration into texture, ambience and loneliness.

The title track serves as a bridge between the old and the new as distinct guitar patterns are blended with synthesizers, coalescing around the multiple vocalists. Inspired by post-rock, “Endings" and “Habits” serve as transitional pieces, pacing the proceedings. A central narrative about letting go of what you cannot change, culminates with “Sun Will Rise,” which caps off the affair through stripped down instrumention and a positive, uplifting message.

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released February 23, 2016

Chris Spada: Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Drums
Brett Middleton: Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Synths, Bass, Drums
Erin Middleton: Vocals

All songs written, recorded and produced by Chris Spada & Brett Middleton
Mastered by Steve Corrao in Nashville

©2016 By Wire Records. All rights reserved.

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Mariana Rivals California

Chris Spada and Brett Middleton began recording under the name Mariana Rivals in 2005 at art school in Brooklyn. These songs are the beginning of a renewed long distance collaboration between their homes in Connecticut and California.

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