Press Kit

Photo by Hayley Young

Photo by Hayley Young

Muscle for the Wing by The Maldives

Muscle for the Wing

The Maldives
Muscle for the Wing
Release date: October 16, 2012
Spark & Shine Records

Described as having a transcendent live show by indie radio touchstone KEXP, The Maldives debut full-length, 2009’s Listen to the Thunder (Mt. Fuji, produced by Grammy Award-winner Kory Kruckenberg), was the culmination of years of playing together at every kind of gig imaginable and a faithful document of who The Maldives are as a live band. The Maldives have rocked the stages at SXSW, CMJ, Capitol Hill Block Party, Sasquatch and Bumbershoot.

This time around the band took a different approach by working with Shawn Simmons (The Head and The Heart, Grand Hallway, Lemolo). Singer/songwriter Jason Dodson is a secret cinephile and his love of film sets the stage for much of The Maldives’s music. Dodson’s storytelling reflects characters and places that blur the lines between fiction and nonfiction, the past and the present. “Blood on the Highway” is the first single.

Blurt Online called “Muscle for the Wing” a likely contender for Album of the Year and are noted for being “tellers of big, sad tales” .  In 2010, they were featured on MTV’s $5 Cover directed by Lynn Shelton, which spotlighted the best of Seattle’s music scene.

Stream the album (promo only): Spark & Shine Maldives Press Page

New Releases:

The Maldives 10 Years Art by Jason Sievers

’10 Years’Album Artwork by Jason Sievers

10 Years
Released: July 9, 2013
Spark & Shine Records

GIVE 2013 featuring The Head and the Heart, Shabazz Palaces, and of Montreal and more.

GIVE 2013 featuring The Head and the Heart, Shabazz Palaces, and of Montreal and more.

Old Wolf
Released February 2013
Caffe Vita GIVE Compilation benefiting The Vera Project

Full press release is available here

Photos and artwork are available here

Download the Maldives-One Sheet

Download the Maldives_Poster_Tour_FINAL

The Maldives are:

Jason Dodson – Singer/songwriter/acoustic guitar
Tim Gadbois – Lead guitar/vocals
Kevin Barrans – Banjo/accordian/vocals
Jesse Bonn – Guitar
Chris Warner – Bass
Adam Bily – Keys
Faustine Hudson – Drums


Management: Leigh Bezezekoff



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