- Release Date 2012-10-30
- Label Crammed Discs
- Catalog CRAM1801
She blends modern, confident songwriting with shades of old world melodies, and takes us on a journey that is at once sweet and painfully honest, yet never loses its sense of wonderment.
'God Is My Bike', a fresh and surprisingly mature debut album for such a young artist, was recorded in Barcelona. Gius Cobelli engineered, coproduced and played the trumpet and the drums. Marc Ribot played guitar on two songs. Maia played all the other instruments.
This album is Maia Vidal's second record, after 'Poison', a self-released EP she recorded under the name Your Kid Sister, which contained versions of punk anthems by Rancid transformed into haunting lullabies and plaintive waltzes, a homage to the songs Maia loved as a teenager.
Maia was born in the US, of French and Japanese/German parents. She grew up in the States, studied in Montreal, and is now sharing her time between Paris and Barcelona.