BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD | Calypso

Feels like a slight change of direction for San Francisco’s Mikey Maramag, aka Blackbird Blackbird. Here’s a dark, new entrancing track called “Calypso”, with glittering electronic touches and a shadowy sense of foreboding. Not sure if Blackbird Blackbird has the Greek nymph of mythology in mind, but the song is mesmerizing in a way that…

ERASERS | Blackbird Blackbird

A LOOK AHEAD: Blackbird Blackbird unveiled “Erasers” today. It’s the first single from his sophomore follow-up to “Summer Hearts”. Blackbird Blackbird says the new record will be released sometime in 2011 and will be 10-12 songs and “more reminiscent of the sample-heavy, psychedelic and poppy songs of my days as Bye Bye Blackbird”. Until then,…

WARPAINT REMIXED | Blackbird Blackbird

QUICK POST: Mikey S., aka Blackbird Blackbird, tried his hand at remixing the lead single, “Undertow”, off Warpaint’s latest record, “The Fool”. Check it out below. Note: Photography by Takayuki Okada from the band’s MySpace page. — David D. Robbins Jr. Warpaint “Undertow” (Blackbird Blackbird Remix)

MODERN DISBELIEF | Blackbird Blackbird

THE SONGSMITH: Blackbird Blackbird might have the record for most blogged about artist on Their Bated Breath. The sheer volume of music coming from him keeps growing, and so much of it high quality. His latest single is called “Modern Disbelief”, melding some of the best of 80s and 90s nostalgia. The song begins like…

RARITIES | Blackbird Blackbird

FUELED BY THE MUSES: It seems Mikey Sanders of Blackbird Blackbird can do no wrong. He’s pumping out songs at an amazing rate. Following his 17-track release “Summer Heart” (an album called one the best of 2010 by Their Bated Breath), and a number of singles released via his tumblr page, Blackbird Blackbird now has…

WINGED WUNDERKIND | Blackbird Blackbird

MUSIC MAGICIAN: Plugging great songs from Blackbird Blackbird is getting to be a regular thing here at Their Bated Breath. Mikey S. keeps unrolling beautiful track after track. His newest cut, “Until Dawn Takes Flight” will be featured on his yet-to-be-released “Rarities” EP. This song comes fresh off his BEKO compilation single, “Dreams I Create”.…

NIVA REMIX | Blackbird Blackbird

TWO GOOD THINGS: This is a bit like the combination of chocolate and peanut butter — you just can’t go wrong. Two Their Bated Breath favorites combine — as Christian Niva tries his hand at a remix of Blackbird Blackbird’s track “Hawaii”. Visit Blackbird Blackbird’s tumblr page, where the song was originally posted. — David D.…

PURE JOY | Blackbird Blackbird

18 WAYS TO LOOK AT A BLACKBIRD: “Summer Heart” is one of the best albums of the year. (Let’s get that out of the way.) Blackbird Blackbird is San Francisco’s Mikey S, making music all aglow in his own futuristic, pink-infused summer-sun kinda way. “Summer Heart” is full of warm glowing beats, lo-fi vocals often…