My Favorite Place On Earth b​/​w North (Live)

by Martin Rivas

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A solid soldier of soul moves forward with the first of a series of singles, featuring brand-new songs backed with live versions of some of his most popular songs.

"My Favorite Place On Earth" is a song that had been percolating for a couple of years, with recent events in Martin's personal life helping to complete the sentiment very quickly.

"North (Live)" was recorded at the release party for Martin's last full-length album, Reliquary. The show took place at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 on 7 June 2012, as as you can hear, the sold-out crowd was right there, singing and sweating along from start to finish. This live version of "North" features some of Martin's very favorite people who just happen to be the best musicians he's ever known: Chris Kuffner on electric guitar, Brian Killeen on bass, Patrick Firth on piano, Greg Mayo on electric guitar, and Zach Jones on drums.

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released November 14, 2013

My Favorite Place On Earth:
all noises by Martin Rivas

North (Live):
Recorded live at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2 on 7 June 2012.
Recording engineer: Drew Thornton
Martin Rivas: vocals, acoustic guitar
Chris Kuffner: electric guitar, backing vocals
Brian Killeen: bass guitar, backing vocals
Patrick Firth: piano, backing vocals
Greg Mayo: electric guitar, backing vocals
Zach Jones: drums, backing vocals

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Martin Rivas New York, New York

Brooklyn native Martin Rivas has been a stalwart participant and supporter of NYC-based underground music since his days in early-90s critical darlings & CBGB regulars Serious Pilgrim. Martin’s music has always taken the listener on a sonic journey that feels new and familiar; now that fatherhood has introduced him to his greatest passion, his 7th album is certain to take some compelling twists. ... more

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