The Marias
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Formed in Los Angeles in late 2016, The Marías are the

psychedelic-soul lovechild of LA native, Josh Conway

and Puerto Rican-bred, Atlanta-raised María. A smooth

rendezvous of jazz percussion, hypnotic guitar riffs,

smoke-velvet vocals and nostalgic horn solos, there’s

something undeniably sensual in the group’s dreamlike

fusion of jazz, psychedelia, funk and lounge.


 

With María on lead vocals and Josh on drums, the

couple is joined by their closest friends and fellow

musicians. On guitar, Jesse Perlman, born and bred of

LA, with ‘tones that can melt steel,’ say his bandmates.

On bass, Canadian born and Berklee trained Carter Lee.

On keys, Edward James.

 

As they take to the stage, dressed like a dream from

another era – it’s clear why fans cheekily compare

their sound to ‘having sex in the 70s’ or like ‘pouring

cream into coffee.’ Watching them, you feel

transported, taken over by a sultry tranquility as you

drift into a timeless space.


 

They recently released their first EP, titled ‘Superclean

Vol. I,’ in the fall of 2017,  and it'll be followed by

‘Superclean Vol. II’ in early 2018.