MAITA Debuts “Loneliness” with Under The Radar; announces National Tour, SXSW, and new LP

2022 National Tour + SXSW | Tour dates below | "I Just Want To Be Wild For You" LP due out February 18, 2022, on Kill Rock Stars

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Portland act MAITA will release their new album I Just Want To Be Wild For You February 18 on Kill Rock Stars. The new collection finds songwriter Maria Maita-Keppeler digging into that crippling oxymoron of modern communication — constant bombardment paired with utter disconnection. This thread is never more apparent than in album opener “Loneliness” which premiered with Under The Radar today. The song reflects on the isolation Maita-Keppeler found as a Japanese-American in Japan – and the strength that loneliness can create. “The two months I spent studying in Kyoto were the loneliest of my life,” she says. “I lived by myself. I didn’t have any friends. People assumed I couldn’t speak the language. But I miss that rapport that I had with my loneliness, with myself, that intensity that exists when you’re alone.”

Along with guitarist/producer Matthew Zeltzer, bassist Nevada Sowle, and multi-instrumentalist Cooper Trail, Maita-Keppeler picks apart the smallest moments of confusion, uncertainty, and disconnection to achieve incredible emotional heights. I Just Want To Be Wild For You grasps passionately for a world that too often seems at a gauzy distance, framing complex ideas with visceral songs that sink immediately into the heart. MAITA have announced an extensive national tour, making stops in Los Angeles, Seattle, Phoenix, Denver and more. Be sure to catch the band’s captivating live show in a city near you!

2022 National Tour Dates:

2/18: Walla Walla, WA @ Billsville House Show
2/19: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
2/23: Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s Alley
2/24: San Francisco, CA @ Makeout Room
2/25: San Luis Obispo, CA @ A Satellite of Love
2/26: Los Angeles, CA @ Junior High
3/1: Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
3/4: Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
3/5: Fort Collins, CO @ Surfside 7
3/6: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
3/8: Reno, NV @ Holland Project
3/9: Davis, CA @ Veterans Memorial Theatre
3/10: Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theatre Pub
3/11: Seattle, WA @ Barboza
3/12: Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
3/18: Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies – Kill Rock Stars SXSW showcase
3/23 – 3/27: Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest

I Just Want To Be Wild For You Album Art