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LOUIZA

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LOUIZA is the indie-pop / art-rock experiment of San Francisco-born artist Rebecca Mimiaga, whose penchant for sweet yet strange melodies yields bright, heady and immovable pop hooks.
Mimiaga’s expertise ranges from opera and jazz to classical, as well as musical theatre, having studied at both Skidmore College and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Her forthcoming record, Swim At Night, was recorded with producer James Riotto (The Mountain Goats, tUnE-yArDs, Ezra Furman) at John Vanderslice’s all-analog facility Tiny Telephone in Oakland.
Swim At Night eschews archaic pop structures as well as Mimiaga’s finely honed vocal technique (developed through years of formal training), opting instead for spontaneity and gut instinct. To achieve this, Mimiaga took up dance to inform her exuberant new method of songwriting. “Dancing has helped my singing tremendously,” she says. “It brings me into the music more deeply. I’ve become more playful and expansive in the way I listen, create melodies and structure songs. I feel more open, less careful and better able to express the core feeling of the song.”
The genre-fluid Swim At Night enchants, pushing beyond theory and into the arms of pure, unadulterated expression. Mimiaga compares the moon to her aspirations, summing up the essence of the title track: "Beautiful, bright, out of reach and pulling out the restless parts of me—the way the moon pulls the tide."

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