Listen to a twilight hours playlist from Maria BC
Welcome back to Selections, a series of artist-curated playlists from those in the know.
Maria BC’s music is the kind that lingers with you, like a delicately pervasive haunting. The Oakland-based artist conveys this via gracefully wispen vocals and sparse instrumental arrangements that are deeply evocative and imbued with a spectral melancholy.
Following on from their debut album Hyaline last year, Maria BC has just released Spike Field – their new record and first for cult Brooklyn label Sacred Bones. At the centre of the album sits a grappling between past and present selves, of finding a reconciliation rather than trying to bury these former parts, into which Maria BC pours their all to find catharsis.
They’ve also just finished a string of tour dates across the UK, during which they put together this twilight hours playlist. “It lives at 3, 4, 5am when you’re still on the road, or you’ve just woken up to catch the first train, and everything’s thrilling, everything’s warped by intensity,” Maria BC says, “there you are, tired-but-wired as the sun seeps into overcast morning. Loop this playlist over and over”.
Spike Field is out now via Sacred Bones.