Andain

Andain

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandEDM

Girl Siren. Guy guitarist. Pouring it out with songs about love and loss. Using melancholy, infectious melody, guitar, piano, electronic sounds and rhythms.

Biography

Andain began as an experimental, electronica group in 2000. Singer/song-writer, Mavie Marcos, grew up performing in the theatre and studied classical voice in college. Her musical interests led her to play in acoustic bands until she moved to San Francisco in 1999. During that time she met, and started writing an album with, producer Josh Gabriel (Gabriel & Dresden) who had studied composition at the California Institute of The Arts and was then working as a burgeoning electronic music producer.

Andain's first effort "Summer Calling" was released in 2002 by Black Hole Recordings for their renowned In Search Of Sunrise series. This launched the band's name into instant celebrity in the dance world. "Beautiful Things," their follow up single best known for the Gabriel & Dresden Remix, soon after appeared with even greater success. The song has now become a dance classic, with YouTube views of over 20 million.

Despite the fact that Andain's first full-length album was never officially released -- many of the tracks still drew massive fan acclaim from leaked versions, and were licensed to network television.

Mavie and Josh continued to write together over the years. With the demands of Mavie's publishing deal with Nettwerk and Josh's ever increasing work as an award-winning DJ and producer, their second full-length album would have to wait. Much to their fans' relief, Mavie and Josh decided to reform as a duo, and the resulting full-length record is due for release in 2012.

The first single off the album, "Promises," was released on Black Hole Recordings in June 2011. "Promises" has since then appeared on many compilations, and reached #13 in SiriusXM's BPM Top 51 of 2011. The YouTube views of all "Promises" videos combined is over 1,5 million and counting.

Says Mavie, "We blended natural acoustic sounds throughout the album with electronic percussive ones. We made sure to keep our musical sound pallet, made up of our drum kits and analog synth sounds, consistent throughout. We thought this would result in the most compelling and intricate album for the listener - something that is meant to be listened to, in its entirety, as a cohesive piece of music - not just a string of singles. " The combination of Mavie's classical and rock background with Josh's never ending love of early 80's new wave, mean they balance each other beautifully.

"Much Too Much" is the second single of the upcoming album, and it is accompanied with an amazing video produced by Xanada Entertainment and directed by Jamie Redford.

Andain will be touring in 2012 as Mavie and instrumentalist Shreddward Braillif; using vocals, live sampling and looping, drum kits, synthesizers, guitar, piano, and bass to create their live sound.

Lyrics

TURN UP THE SOUND

Written By: Mavie Marcos and Josh Gabriel

turn up the sound now make it feel louder

open the dark side of me
find what your faith needs to be
help me gain focus on you
heart bleeds i know what to do

turn up the sound now
make it feel louder
who is it playing
are you still here
who's all around now
are you still listening
what are they saying
words that aren't clear
turn up the sound now
lost in the crowd and
I haven't heard this one before
turn up the sound now
what are you saying
no i'm not listening anymore

please don't confess to the sin
unless you are set to begin
fallout seems more than just trust
walls down now dive into us

MUCH TOO MUCH

Written By: Mavie Marcos and Josh Gabriel


break it down to the sun
how you’ve given me up
lay it down to the sea
how you've given me much too much
sing your song to the sky
as i'm walking you by
there will be time to divide what's been breaking at us.

AFTER

Written By: Mavie Marcos and Josh Gabriel


feeling the flame burn
feeling my veins hurt
after the wave forms
after the world storms

you spoke in side words
failing the offer
sending me out there
feeling the cold air

you’re gone

feeling the right words
feeling the unheard
after the wave forms
after the world storms

you broke in my fears
leaving me inside
sending me out there
feeling the cold air

as you’re gone I open
I will, I will see
Up and up and
on and on and
down and over me

huh huh

and night after night of fooling myself
i would like to rewind and find something id never felt
and night after night i would tire of fooling myself
i could find what its like to lose something after it fell

LIKE

Written By: Mavie Marcos and Josh Gabriel


I've never looked at you - before
I've never looked at you like this
I'd never cut the way you did
And I just won't forget

Making bones of fists
I never said that I won't -- be wrong
Get it right, you know
You never made it to say I'm sorry

Cause you run away like a boyfriend
Who warms his hands without me
Talk to me like a boyfriend
Make me believe what I need

back and forth
you never needed me like this
i never cut away, but didn't say
though you won't walk away

moving on refused
and then I said that i won't burn you
maybe i regret
I never said that I would say I'm sorry

Cause you run away like a boyfriend
Who warms his hands without me
Talk to me like a boyfriend
Make me believe what I need

AVE MARIA

Written By: Mavie Marcos and Josh Gabriel

The pills the chills until it fills her still
the thrill
no will to stop this feeling
the lights all night
the bass
no trace of pain no blame no name forever smiling
the dawn all gone
the pain the blame the taste the waste the haste of love is born
blank eyes are hard to ignore can’t bare to stare anymore

the sun no sun
can’t bog the fog
the gray remains it fades into everything
get up get up the clock won’t stop
must talk to work usurp the desperation
truck zooms day looms smell fumes
loud boys such noise
the car
a jar breaks on the street
blank eyes are so hard to meet can’t bare it’s too much to see cause

she’s singing ave maria what is this happening for
and nothing seems to free her longing for more

with friend no friends
moods tend to fall and stall
don’t call
it all means less then nothing
it tears the glare of doubt that shouts
just hear the tears and fears that ring in the head
time bides
hope dies
inside feels sore
long for the date must wait just one more week
blank eyes feel so easily can’t bare it’s too much to see cause

PROMISES

Written By: Mavie Marcos and Josh Gabriel

woke up today in casts of blue
unheld but stay pretending we'll get better over time
the bars and chains are old but new
i got away still under you

so please don't make more promises to me
and please don't take everything from me
and i will breathe in every word you mean
if you could please promise them to me

ah ah

fell on my way to get it through
collect the days to bend things so its better over time
hung up on all the shades and hues
always the same still under you.

so please don't make more promises to me
and please don't take everything from me
and i will breathe in every word you mean
if you could please promise them to me

woke up today in casts of blue
unheld but stay pretending we'll get better over time
the bars and chains are old but new
i got away still under you

so please don't make more promises to me
and please don't take everything from me
and i will breathe in every word you mean
if you could please promise them to me

ee-yeah

WHAT IT’S LIKE

Written By: Mavie Marcos and Josh Gabriel

Do you know what it's like
When your world seems to change overnight
And it feels like the earth could break
Tell me do you know what it takes

stop my heart
don't let it break
is it true that you did what you said
and it's hard for me to see you so far
and it's hard for me to see you for what you are

Do you know what it's like
When your world seems to change overnight
And it feels like the earth could break
Tell me do you know what it takes

Hold my breath, hold me down
take the hand of God and lead me to drown
and it’s fine to say that it’s not real
well maybe I won’t run or I won’t feel

Do you know what it's like
When your world seems to change overnight
And it feels like the earth could break
Tell me do you know what it takes

Heaven won’t ever forgive
making it hurt when you see
My every day My every night
I hide I hide I say why

Do you know what it's like
When your world seems to change overnight
And it feels like the earth could break
Tell me do you know what it takes, takes, takes

FIND YOUR WAY

Written By: Mavie Marcos and Josh Gabriel

Opened my eyes for the first time
I miss that part of you
that makes this hurt

Take all the sound out of your voice
I miss the part of you,
that makes this work

trying to tell you
that i had to leave
but you weren't listening
and you couldn't see
that tearing me down
to everyone
kept wearing me out

we'd have to change
that you never could see
but instead created
a world that you want to see
what keeps you around to pretend to a friend
what we used to be

find your way to the soul
find your way to be free
and when you're holding on to the feeling
find your way, find it away from me

Opened inside for the last time
i took the part of me
that you could hurt

Take all the noise out of your choice
I took the part of me
that makes this worse

YOU ONCE TOLD ME

Written By: Mavie Marcos and Josh Gabriel

You once told me I wouldn’t know it enough
well let me tell you something, yeah I do
You once told me, I wouldn’t feel it enough
well let me tell you baby I do

sometimes i find myself in a scene in a dream that’s so far away
sometimes ah tell me what’s happened to me ahh

sometimes I see myself falling
well i don’t show it much
sometimes i’m crazy for you
well maybe i’m fine and tell me you’re mine but

sometimes i find myself in a scene in a dream that’s so far away
sometimes ah tell me what’s happened to me ahh

tell me baby can you hold me now
well you don’t have to say it i feel it too
maybe i’m fallin’ well maybe but i don’t show it much
tell me baby can you see me now and show me baby that i don’t know how and how can i start to see inside the fall but

sometimes i find myself in a scene in a dream that’s so far away
sometimes ah tell me what’s happened to me ahh

TAKEN AWAY

Written By: Mavie Marcos and Josh Gabriel

if it’s true that what’s been here can last as mine and only
then i will live a thousand years i wouldn’t want to leave you lonely

maybe i was taken, maybe i was taken away

if i knew the days would pass with all the world before you
the stars would be my home at last I’d shine them from the skies above you

maybe i was taken, maybe i was taken away

la la la

this love is all i want just want to know you’ve got it
this love is all i want just want to know you’ve got it
this love is all i want just want to know you’ve got it

Discography

Summer Calling
Beautiful Things
You Once Told Me
Promises
Much Too Much