Indie (Columbus, Ohio)
Shading its alluring Indie Pop base coat with flecks of world textures and rhythms, Maza Blaska’s debut album, Storyteller, is about widened, wiser perspectives from the get-go. But that theme goes deeper when you know the backstory of how the songs on the record were written (and other artwork created) to keep his mind busy during a transformative period living in Jerusalem.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Vampire Weekend, The Shins, art as catharsis. (Mike Breen, CityBeat)
~ "A cross-continental friendship, a kaleidoscopic fascination with the musical styles of myriad cultures and a flexible arrangement that permits a rotating cast of characters have turned Maza Blaska into a thriving band." (The Columbus Dispatch)
~ "Despite the heavy subject matter, Storyteller presents bright, accessible indie-pop of the post-Garden State variety imbued with omnivorous globetrotting flair. The shorthand is easy: 'The Shins do tango, mariachi and more!' But these songs are honest and complex, fully realized on the musical plane after two years of development." (Columbus Alive)