On hiatus from the Austin, Texas. music scene, Kyle Rhodes
met Maarja at a beach bar on Isla Mujeres–a small Mexican island off the coast of Cancun. They started talking and she revealed she's a singer from Tallinn, Estonia. She was on her way to Cuba when someone stole her phone and camera. Rhodes was traveling through Mexico and Central America with his acoustic guitar.
Maaria adds a charming and soft voice over Rhodes’ guitar plucking. A History of Love & Devastation
offers a simple, upbeat alt-rock mood, colored with alt-country/folk influences. It’s a lovely, green-grass-stains-on-your-white-summer-dress sort of album.