Maribel Stream 'Reveries Remixed' EP Feat. Deerhoof, Keep Shelly In Athens + More, Released 22nd May
"Bewitching and hypnotic, the charm lies in Rebekka Markstein’s crestfallen vocals, seemingly oblivious to the storm of fuzz being built up around them.” – Abeano
“Norwegian outfit Maribel could soundtrack the most hallucinogenic dream or hellish nightmare at the flick of a switch.” – DrownedinSound
"Maribel’s 'Jezebel Jive' is one of the finds of the year.”– Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins)
Released earlier this year, 'Reveries' by Oslo's Maribel gained plaudits for its dark and dreamy pop lead by the breathy siren call of Rebekka Markstein.
Following the release of the LP the band garnered attention not only from the press but also their musical peers. The fruits of this will now be released as the 'Reveries Remixed' EP, with tracks from being reworked by the likes of Deerhoof, Keep Shelly In Athens, Asobi Seksu, Siinai and more. The digital EP is set for worldwide release 22nd May on Oslo independent Splendour.
'Reveries Remixed' Tracklisting:
Maribel's music taps into a rich lineage of dark, distorted pop recalling the seminal My Bloody Valentine through to the recent stylings of The Raveonettes and School Of Seven Bells. Off the back of their debut album ‘Aesthetics’ (produced by Serena-Maneesh frontman Emil Nikolaisen) the band led by songwriter/lead guitarist Pål Espen Kapelrud received high praise from the Norwegian press and critical plaudits from the likes of Drowned in Sound (UK), Soundvenue (DK) and GAFFA (DK) amongst others. It also saw Maribel implode, break-up and then reform with a new line-up: the afore-mentioned Rebekka Markstein (Pica Pica) on vocals plus Bjarne Stensli (Harrys Gym) on percussion.
On ‘Reveries’ Maribel chose to co-produce the record again with Emil Serena-Maneesh on synth and string arrangements and Nicolai Hængsle Eilertsen of Big Bang on organ.
Maribel has toured in Scandinavia and the UK, including opening for Crystal Stilts and Interpol and most recently supporting Lanterns In The Lake and School Of Seven Bells in London this year.