‘Entertainment Weekly’ Features SFUAD Student Band, The Maya Spectra

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SFUAD student band The Maya Spectra was recently recognized in Entertainment Weekly magazine for their single, ‘Music Box.’ Formed in 2013, The Maya Spectra is an independent electronic group consisting of Santa Fe University of Art and Design junior Janel Blanco-Jean-Bart, vocals; senior Julian Pena, drums; and senior Donnie Pena, guitar.

The magazine writes that The Maya Spectra’s ‘Music Box’ debut EP “sets Blanco’s cabaret vocals against a backdrop of paranoid funk decorated with flourishes of modern EDM and a wailing, fuzzed-out guitar solo worthy of Prince.”

While The Maya Spectra performs in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Pena brothers are originally from Chandler, Arizona and Blanco-Jean-Bart hails from Las Vegas. All three musicians are students in the Contemporary Music Program at SFUAD.

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