Maria Minerva, Not Not Fun space disco songstress, gears up for first-ever US tour in support of new album

Maria Minerva, Not Not Fun space disco songstress, gears up for first-ever US tour in support of new album

Estonia-born, London-livin’ grad student and purveyor of spaced-out Tomorrowland (as in Disney’s 1960s take on the 21st-century future) disco Maria Minerva is back with another LP for the always scintillating Not Not Fun label. And this time, she’s washing up on North American shores for her first-ever US tour! Will Happiness Find Me? is the name of the lady’s new 11-track LP, and in the land where the pursuit of life, liberty, and American flag pins reigns supreme, let’s hope the answer to that question is in the affirmative.

The latest from Tallinn native Ms. Minerva (or Maria Juur, as she’s known to her parents, professors, pals, and the non-internet world) drops September 4, and then it’s off to New York for a month-long journey through the New World, complete with stops at the VFW in Missoula, Seattle’s Decibel Festival, and a place in Columbus, OH called Ace of Cups, which is just a straight-out amazing name. She’ll be sharing stages with Julianna Barwick, Helado Negro, Moon Duo, and other similarly inspired retro futurists before heading back to Europe. Check out “Fire,” a track from the new album featuring rapper Chase Royal:

Will Happiness Find Me? tracklist:

01. The Sound
02. Heart Like a Microphone
03. I Don’t Wanna Be Discovered (Will Happiness Find Me?)
04. Alone in Amsterdam
05. Sweet Synergy
06. Fire (feat. Chase Royal)
07. Coming of Age
08. Perpetual Motion Machine
09. Never Give Up
10. Mad Girl’s Love Song
11. The Star


09.06.12 - New York, NY - Urban Outfitters (Fashion Night Out)
09.08.12 - Long Island City, NY - PS1 Warm Up *
09.14.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Grasslands Gallery
09.15.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
09.17.12 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
09.19.12 - Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox #
09.20.12 - Cleveland, OH - Now That’s Class
09.21.12 - Columbus, OH - Ace Of Cups
09.22.12 - Chicago, IL - The Hideout $
09.23.12 - Minneapolis, MN - The Entry
09.25.12 - Missoula, MT - Ole Beck VFW Post 209
09.26.12 - Vancouver, BC - Waldorf Hotel
09.27.12 - Seattle, WA - Decibel Festival
09.28.12 - Portland, OR - Holocene %
09.30.12 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop ^
10.03.12 - Santa Monica, CA - Central Social Aid & Pleasure Center
10.06.12 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
10.07.12 - Phoenix, AZ - Trunk Space
10.09.12 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
10.11.12 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia @
10.12.12 - Atlanta, GA - 529
10.13.12 - Durham, NC - Pinhook
10.16.12 - Purchase, NY - SUNY Purchase
10.17.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Public Assembly

*Atoms For Peace, Rustie, Holy Other
# Majeure, Rivka
$ Helado Negro
% Julianna Barwick
^ Bobby Browser
@ Moon Duo

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