10,000 Maniacs are not only celebrating a milestone 30th anniversary year, but they are also celebrating their first new release in 14 years! The album is a beautiful affirmation of the band’s classic poetic lyrics and dreamy Americana blend and the band is excited to get on stage share it with audiences and fans that have been waiting with bated breathe.
With this album, the iconic alt-rock band has recorded some of the finest music of its career. Dave Astor from the Huffington Post wrote, “triangles… a beautiful song that is one of the groups best ever”. The 11 new songs on the album represent the broad spectrum of styles that Maniacs have mastered over the years. From country-folk to wistful widescreen pop, proves 10,000 Maniacs are at the top of their game.
2013 finds songwriter and vocalist Mary Ramsey celebrating her 20th anniversary with the group. Her haunting voice and viola add an evocative twist to vivid songs of love and loss.
The 30-year collaboration between Jerome Augustyniak, Steven Gustafson and Dnnis Drew, forms a nuanced and compelling rhythm section. Guitarist Jeffery Erickson makes his recording debut with the band writing and singing two songs including GOLD, a moving tribute to his predecessor, the late Robert Buck.