The Maiden Name is two parts hip hop, one part post-rock, with a dash of indie pop thrown in. At times I was reminded of Why?, a bit of Astronautalis, and a dash of Furthermore, Gorillaz and Mewithoutyou. But seriously, I’m being blown away as I listen! This is the kind of rap a therapist makes in his basement, and it’s amazingly accessible. Within the first song, “Mixtape,” you are able to go from tapping your toes to putting yourself down for a nap. These songs have a great cadence with clever phrasing and are the right pace to win me over in historic ways.
As 2014 is winding down, I think it’s safe to look forward to 2015 and the release of the first official The Maiden Name record and the awesomeness that it will bring with it.
Here’s a bit of Destroy Nate Allen trivia for you: Krispin Mayfield, the man behind The Maiden Name, wrote a little song years ago called “White Flag” that inspired my song of the same name. It’s been a very long time since he’s released an album and I assure you it was worth the wait!
For more info visit: themaidenname.bandcamp.com/
The Maiden Name is contributing a song to Nate Allen’s Kickstarter Mixtape.
The first The Maiden Name release is streaming below.