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Maryam is a singer song writer from the Bay Area, Northern California and also Kansas City. She plays keyboards. In most of her recordings, she is the only artist frequently overdubbing her own vocals or using her keyboard to provide all the instrumentation. Her style is mostly Indie-Alternative rock with Pop-Punk, Ska, Blues, steam-punk, melodramatic popular song, musicals, Arabic -pop, and other influences.Read More...
Her releases include:
Originally recorded in 1998 from cassette to CD at Racous Records Leawood KS. This CD is over 70 minutes long, has 14 tracks and has a more somber almost gothic sound than her later punk pop recordings. the topics as well are more serious ranging from rights of the Mentally ill, domestic, violence, divorce, suicide, depression, child abuse, grief , feminism etc. It remained unreleased until this year. The stand out tracks are: Bitter Freezing Cold, It's Always Midnight, and 99th Suicide Note.
Nothing Nice to Say-
Recorded and released in 2005 at 2 Willows Studio Forest Knolls California, this CD originally sold over 500 copies by word of mouth alone, mostly at her Northern California shows. contains mostly light hearted faster paced shorter novelty tunes. Get Along, Garage Sale, U flu, and Bipolar Room Mate are frequent requests at her live shows. This CD has been re-released this year.
There Are Songs-
Recorded 2009 at Multidose Records, Lenexa Ks and released early 2010, this CD is the most eclectic so far. It also contain 2 tracks with guitar and drums from Ryan Hubener. Some of the songs are reminicent of 70s pop 80s new wave or blues standards. The most popular tracks are: Short Attention Span, Detoxing, and The Smell of New Things.This CD was previously released under the label Multidose and is now being re-released in 2012. Short Attention Span was recognised by the musicial appreciation group Sepiachord in 2010 for it's "for past that never was" torch ballad quality.
Throw Away Girl-
released in 2013 .
The Politics of Love-
released in 2013
Influencing artists include: Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Regina Spektor, Melanie, Elvis Costello, The Muffs, and The Pixies