Mystery Loves Company
Chamber rock duo and band Mystery Loves Company formed in Houston TX in 2012. The dynamic pair is comprised of Maddy, a conservatory-trained cellist with a highly technical musical background, and Carlos, a self-taught songwriter from Venezuela. They met at an open mic where Carlos was testing out new material. Maddy was performing with a friend as a lark, but her virtuosic ability on the cello was not lost on Carlos. He engaged her at once with the proposition of collaborating on original music. Almost immediately, the two struck upon a mystifying sound, rich with natural acoustics and laced with deeply felt sentiments regarding human struggle, safety, worth and equality. Their captivating songs found a receptive audience in those who resonated with the timely themes of culture, immigration, science, and theology and they began performing regularly around Houston, eventually touring all over Texas and the Midwest. Mystery Loves Company’s new album, Here We Are, is the first entirely produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by the band, and is perhaps the album they set out to make when they first met in the fall of 2012. The band writes, "It has taken many years of writing, studio sessions, and performances for us to have the skill and maturity to accomplish what we envisioned back then. This album represents our sound the way we hear it. A lot of time and love has gone into putting it together for you. Our hope is simply that it becomes a positive part of your life, in whatever shape it fits best."