Rainer Maria

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Interview

Q&A: Rainer Maria On Splitting Up, Reuniting, & Their Great New Album S/T

Rainer Maria's new album technically took 11 years to make -- hell, longer than that, given that some of the writing sessions go so far…
Ian Cohen | August 16, 2017 - 11:32 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Rainer Maria S/T

Once upon a time, a band could name itself after a 19th century Austrian modernist poet without coming across precious. The members of a band…
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2017 - 11:27 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

What a week! We got new Arcade Fire, new Carly Rae Jepsen, new Lorde, AND new Radiohead?!?!?!?! It's almost too good to be true. If…
Stereogum | June 2, 2017 - 4:54 pm

More Rainer Maria stories

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Rainer Maria S/T

Once upon a time, a band could name itself after a 19th century Austrian modernist poet without coming across precious. The members of a band…
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2017 - 11:27 am

Stream Rainer Maria’s S/T

It's a rare band that comes back sounding just as good if not better than they did when they went away, but Rainer Maria is…
James Rettig | August 10, 2017 - 9:46 am

Premiere

Rainer Maria – “Forest Mattress”

Later this month, Rainer Maria, the great emo power trio who reunited a few years ago, will release S/T, their first album in more than…
Tom Breihan | August 3, 2017 - 9:58 am

Rainer Maria – “Suicides And Lazy Eyes”

Last month, Rainer Maria announced their comeback with "Loner Worlds," the lead single from S/T, their first new album in over a decade. It was…
James Rettig | July 6, 2017 - 12:24 pm

Rainer Maria – “Lower Worlds”

The great late-'90s/early-'00s emo power trio Rainer Maria broke up in 2006, but they got back together to play live shows a few years ago.
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2017 - 10:15 am

Rainer Maria Tease New Music

The great New York-via-Wisconsin trio Rainer Maria broke up in 2006, after releasing five albums, which included some of the best things to come out…
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2017 - 12:53 pm

Stream The Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl Comp

Illinois indie rock label Polyvinyl Records is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a neat bit of self-referential reflection. On the 20-track compilation Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl,…
Chris DeVille | November 22, 2016 - 10:06 am

Watch Rainer Maria Reunite In NYC On New Year’s Eve

Rainer Maria's influence hangs heavily over many of today's best bands -- that undefined indie-rock/pop-punk/emo sweet spot inhabited by the likes of Waxahatchee, All Dogs,…
Chris DeVille | January 2, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Rainer Maria Announce Reunion Show

Once upon a time, when it wasn't considered embarrassing to have a favorite emo band, Rainer Maria were my favorite emo band. Now that it's…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2014 - 4:10 pm

List

30 Essential Songs From The Golden Era Of Emo

Ask anyone old enough to drink what they think emo is, and you'll get about as many different responses as people willing to answer. They'll…
Patric Fallon | July 22, 2014 - 10:18 am