Blackbird Blackbird is the stage name of San Francisco’s Mikey Maramag. His textured sounds and lifelike, energetic beats have really stood out this past week, and I’m excited to have found his music. It follows sort of the same guidelines as other electronic artists like Washed Out, Beach House, and Real Estate, in which complex instrumental tracks are overlapped on top of smooth vocals. In “Rare Candy,” the song really lives up to it’s name: the dreamlike instrumentals and shimmering synth sound incredibly sweet and satisfying. It’s such a gorgeous and colorful song, and, given it’s warmth, it’s absolutely perfect for those amazing summer nights. “Rare Candy” is from Blackbird Blackbird’s fourth studio album Tangerine Sky, which was released this year.