After playing a fantastic set at Naherholung Sternchen’s opening party in July 2011, Shameless/Limitless is happy to present the return of chillwave hero Blackbird Blackbird (San Francisco) to Berlin.
+ Holy hell! Special guest DIY hero Molly Nilsson.
Blackbird Blackbird (formerly Bye Bye Blackbird) is the moniker/musical outlet of San Francisco, California wunderkind Mikey Maramag. His reverb-laden musical collages tend to lean towards anthemic, inspirational, and dream-driven themes. Maramag’s influences range from various ends of the musical spectrum. Blackbird Blackbird often tweaks nature-samples and mixes electronic textures with organic instrumentation (guitar, drums, synths, vocal-harmonies). Ghostly female vocals are chopped and screwed, spun around a paint-splattered collage of sound.
Berlin based Molly Nilsson has been running her own label and producing her own music since 2007. In that time she has released 4 albums, several eps and produced many evocative videos that elaborate on the themes she is obsessed by. The music released under own moniker is a heartfelt rendering of romanticized pop music, gloriously DIY in method and honest in practice. Clearly influenced by the minimal synthesizer pop of the 80s but also adept at timeless melancholic song writing, each song presents a compact sound world which twinkles with a sense of loneliness and the warmth of its opposite. Since her first DIY releases Nilsson’s music has been gathering pace in the underground pop world’s consciousness. In 2011 John Maus acknowledged her songwriting by duetting with her on ‘Hey Moon,’ a Nilsson original that was included on his third album ‘We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves.’ A full European and North American tour is planned in support of her 4th full-length ‘History, ’which was released on the 14th of December 2011 through Dark Skies Association.