Marisa formed The Phantom Sound in 2013 -- she had a dream to work with artists that inspired her, and she made it happen. Her influences include artists from the late 70s and early 80s punk and new wave movements such as David Bowie, Roxy Music, Blondie, The Ramones, and Duran Duran. She is creating powerful, emotional, and honest songs inspired from that era, and combines it with rock in a contemporary way. She has been fortunate to work with several excellent and accomplished artists on this album. Ken Stringfellow of the Posies, Big Star, and R.E.M. produced the album as well as played on it. Clem Burke, drummer of Blondie, plays on several of the tracks and Pierre DeReeder, bass player from Rilo Kiley, also contributes, among other talented musicians.
Her single,"Get to Me", has aired on BBC introducing London on the Gary Crowley Show, has been added to the Amazing Radio playlist after winning the top voted song on Charlie Ashcroft's Audition Show, and has had various radio play around the U.S. and Canada. They have also been invited to play Canadian Music Week 2016, and will be representing the UK in Toronto in May.
Marisa is currently writing and recording a second album, which is being produced by Ken Stringfellow, once again, and this time they are collaborating with Brian Viglione of The Dresden Dolls, who will be playing drums.
She wrote and recorded the self-titled, 'The Phantom Sound' album in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, and Paris. Originally from Los Angeles, she now resides in London, England.
Photographer: Ashley Jones
Musician: The Phantom Sound