“high & dry” mxmtoon

"high & dry" by mxmtoon
"high & dry" by mxmtoon

Singer/songwriter mxmtoon, describes her latest album The masquerade as “rhyming diary entries”: an off-the-cuff account of her most private thoughts and feelings, usually dashed off very late at night, straight from her brightly lit brain. In her deliberate refusal to hide behind metaphor. The Oakland-based artist otherwise known as Maia will be hitting the road this fall dates in North America and Europe.

From mxmtoon:

“When I first started making music it felt like an escape from my day-to-day life, where I’d have to put on a mask to hide what I was really feeling,” says Maia in reflecting on the title to the masquerade. “Writing songs was a way to express all the things I couldn’t talk about in face-to-face interactions, and share them with a community of people who maybe also needed to put up a façade to get through the day.”

Recently mxmtoon released “high & dry.” It’s the second single off masquerade. “I wrote that after I ate a Double-Double from In-N-Out and then couldn’t fit in my prom dress and started having a panic attack,” Maia explains. “I think it’s so funny and stupid how when you cry you’re supposed to shut yourself off from the world, so I posted a tweet that said ‘crying in my prom dress,’ and then I made it into a song.”

The Masquerade

unspoken words
prom dress
blame game
high & dry
my ted talk
seasonal depression
dream of you
late nights

unspoken words (acoustic)
prom dress (acoustic)
suffice (acoustic)
blame game (acoustic)
high & dry (acoustic)
my ted talk (acoustic)
seasonal depression (acoustic)
untitled (acoustic)
dream of you (acoustic)
late nights (acoustic)


9/19 – Portland, OR @ Holocene SOLD OUT
9/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Rio
9/21 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile SOLD OUT
9/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy SOLD OUT
9/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy
10/1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
10/2 – San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room @ House of Blues SOLD OUT
10/4 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room SOLD OUT
10/5 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
10/12 – Washington, DC @ All Things Go Festival
10/19 – 10/20 – Las Vegas, NV @ Metarama Circus Gaming Festival
10/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
10/23 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
10/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Amsterdam Hall
10/26 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
10/27- Detroit, MI @ Shelter
10/31 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
11/6 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
11/8 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair SOLD OUT
11/9 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
11/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade SOLD OUT
11/15 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre SOLD OUT
12/1 – Southampton, UK @ Engine Room*
12/2 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2* SOLD OUT
12/3 – Norwich, UK @ Epic*
12/5 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club* SOLD OUT
12/6 – Glasgow, UK @ The Garage* SOLD OUT
12/7 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy 2* SOLD OUT
12/8 – Dublin, Ireland @ Dublin Academy Green Room* SOLD OUT
12/10 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece* SOLD OUT
12/12 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom*
*Supporting Cavetown