About MAÏA VIDAL:
MAÏA VIDAL uses violins, accordion, guitar, percussion, toy instruments and her distinctive, moving voice to compose and arrange her own unique music.Blending modern, confident songwriting with shades of old world melodies, she 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. The record includes 12 tracks, all original compositions by MAÏA VIDAL except for ‘It's Quite Alright,’ a lovingly-rendered RANCID cover, and features a collaboration with the world-renowned guitarist MARC RIBOT.
Giuliano Gius Cobelli engineered, coproduced and played the trumpet and the drums while MAÏA sang and played all the other instruments.
This album is MAÏA VIDAL’s second recording, after Poison: 5 Rancid songs I love, 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 MAÏA loved as a teenager.
God is My Bike is to be released on Crammed Discs Fall 2011, and MAÏA will be touring internationally while also sharing her time between New York and Barcelona.