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Madaila @ American Beauty NYC
April 13 @ 9:00 pm$12
To say there is a buzz surrounding Vermont psych-pop quintet Madaila would be an egregious understatement. With the release of their sophomore album, Traces, this past November, the group has begun the steady ascent to make Madaila a household name across the country. With support gigs for Big Gigantic, Twiddle, Head & The Heart, BØRNS, Matisyahu, and more, they are well on their way. The band has just announced an intimate performance at New York City’s American Beauty on Thursday, April 13th.
Madaila was created by founding members Mark Daly (lead vocals, guitar) and Eric Maier (vocals, key) after their former group, Chamberlin, disbanded. With Jer Coons (bass, vocals), Dan Ryan (drums) and Willoughby Morse (guitars, synth, vocals) completing the lineup, the band delivers a high-octane performance from start to finish. With a penchant for creating catchy, psychedelic pop dance songs, and the ability to let things fly off the handle with some improv-based melodic grooves, Madaila provides the perfect environment for a much-needed release. Take a listen to songs such as new number “Nature” and “Give Me All Your Love” (the latter off 2015’s The Dance) and attempt to deny your body from shaking and moving.
Known for donning fun, 80’s inspired outfits with plenty of neon to go around, Maier explains, “This approach ties in with our philosophy of what we want Madaila to be about—creating an environment, even for a short time, where people can unearth a weird, fun part of themselves that normally is kept inside. On a larger level, such an event can be an expression of collaborative activity and joy.”