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MAITA's 'Best Wishes' - Out Now

May 15, 2020

The wait is over and the album is yours. Get MAITA's Best Wishes now, wherever you get your music >>> https://ffm.to/bestwishes "Her lyrics are the shrapnel that linger long after the blasts of power pop and misty-eyed folk laments have come to an end." - Craig Howieson, The Line of Best Fit. "A Trojan Horse for the creeping dread of existentialism" - Martin Douglas, KEXP.

MAITA's 'Best Wishes' Album Release Show - Streaming Live

May 08, 2020

Presenting: MAITA's 'Best Wishes' Album Release ShowStreaming live for free from the Facebook pages of Mississippi Studios, Kill Rock Stars and MAITA. Playing songs off their new record as a full, socially distant rock band. Saturday, May 23rd, 8pm Pacific Time.
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Their limited red vinyl is now sold out. Get your black vinyl, CD or digital copy now.
"Maita-Keppeler, initially influenced by similarly word-drunk artists like Bright Eyes and Feist, uses her songs -- bursting, overflowing with language and sharp turns of phrase -- as a forum for unvarnished expression." Via KEXP's exclusive video premiere. 
 

MAITA 'Someone Lost Their Goddamn Wallet' - New Single & Video

April 24, 2020

MAITA's newest single is out now. Listen on your preferred streaming platform and check out the music video
Their album, Best Wishes, is out May 15th. You get to preorder that, too. 
"Maita-Keppeler, initially influenced by similarly word-drunk artists like Bright Eyes and Feist, uses her songs -- bursting, overflowing with language and sharp turns of phrase -- as a forum for unvarnished expression." Via KEXP's exclusive video premiere. 

MAITA's 'A Beast' - New Single & Video

February 14, 2020

"Anxious heartbreak that rips somewhere between Mitski and Summer Cannibals.” - Ben Kaye, Consequence of Sound. Head to your favorite platform and stream MAITA's new single, "A Beast," off their forthcoming debut album, "Best Wishes.” Watch the music video here

Kill Rock Stars Signs MAITA

September 24, 2019

MAITA Kill Rock Stars is announcing the signing of Portland band MAITA, led by Maria Maita-Keppeler 2019 has seen a massive shift for Kill Rock Stars. After a thirteen year hiatus, Slim Moon has returned to run the label he founded. The signing of MAITA is both previous label head Portia Sabin’s last act and the first initiative of Slim Moon in his second tenure as guiding light of KRS.

Of this inaugural signing, Moon offers the following statement. “Put simply, my love of MAITA and my belief in Maria's genius pulled me back into the record business. When I quit running KRS in 2006 it was super important to me that it become 100% Portia's baby. I never did any back seat driving and I never made any unsolicited suggestions about what artists I thought she should or shouldn't work with. But earlier this year Portia played MAITA’s music for me and asked me what I thought. I immediately thought it was really special and suddenly found myself breaking my own 13 year old rule - "you are right Portia, you just really have to work with this band." One thing led to another and before I knew it, we had agreed not only to sign them but that I would return to a limited role at KRS in order to be the label's liaison with them and to shepherd the whole project. It was months later that we learned Portia would be leaving to take over as CEO of The Music Business Association and that I’d be returning as president of the label as well.”

MAITA will announce album plans soon and will have new music out before the end of the year. In the meantime, you can them on Spotify below and catch their upcoming West Coast tour. Finally, allow yourself to be floored by their video for Japanese Waitress.