“Where The Rocks Are” By Maia Friedman

Multi-instrumentalist, Maia Friedman (Dirty Projectors, COCO) has shared a video for her new single “Where The Rocks Are,” the clip was directed by V Haddad (Slopehouse Productions). Maia Friedman is confirmed to support The Staves across 25+ North American dates in Feb/March 2022; details are below. Her debut album is due in 2022 on Last Gang Records.

‘Where The Rocks Are’ was written in the weeks after watching “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” for the first time. The imagery of the characters climbing the rock formation toward a great, unknown force really resonated with me. It felt symbolic of the search for peace, comfort, love and contentment, and of the obstacles one encounters along the way. The lines “Where the rocks are / going to it // Pour me over / show me how to begin” speak of surrender, of giving oneself over to the invisible forces at work around us. A voice says, “let this flow through me in the way that best benefits myself and the people around me, who I love,” and I do my best to listen. – Maia Friedman

Friedman is a current member of Dirty Projectors, having notably co-written the first of their 5 EPs released last year, featuring the soothing earworm “Overlord.” She is also a founding member of Coco, alongside Oliver Hill (Dustrider, Pavo Pavo) and Dan Molad (Lucius, Chimney); the band released their self-titled debut last month.

WHERE THE ROCKS ARE CREDITS

Maia Friedman – Vocals, Electric Guitar, Bass
Tom Deis – Piano, Synthesizer, Vibraphone
Peter Lalish – Guitar
Dan Drohan – Drums + Percussion

Maia Friedman
Live Dates

Feb 09 | Dallas, TX at Trees
Feb 10 | Austin, TX at Emo’s
Feb 12 | Houston, TX at White Oak Music Hall
Feb 14 | Birmingham, AL at Saturn
Feb 15 | Atlanta, GA at Terminal West
Feb 16 | Nashville, TN at Mercy Lounge – Cannery Ballroom
Feb 18 | Washington, DC at 9:30 Club
Feb 19 | Boston, MA at Royale
Feb 22 | New York, NY at Irving Plaza
Feb 23 | Philadelphia, PA at Union Transfer
Feb 25 | Montréal, QC at Théâtre Fairmount
Feb 26 | Toronto, ON at Exhibition Place – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Feb 27 | Chicago, IL at Thalia Hall
Mar 01 | Milwaukee, WI at The Pabst Theater
Mar 02 | Minneapolis, MN at First Avenue
Mar 04 | Kansas City, MO at Record Bar
Mar 05 | Denver, CO at Summit Music Hall
Mar 08 | Seattle, WA at Neptune Theatre
Mar 09 | Vancouver, BC at Commodore Ballroom
Mar 10| Portland, OR at Roseland Theatre
Mar 12 | San Francisco, CA at The Fillmore
Mar 14 | Solana Beach, CA at Belly Up Tavern
Mar 15 | Los Angeles, CA at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

w/ The Staves