Mariqueen Maandig

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Mariqueen Maandig
Mariqueen Maandig with HTDA.jpg
Mariqueen Maandig performing live with How to Destroy Angels in 2013
Background information
Birth name Mariqueen A. Maandig
Born (1981-04-05) April 5, 1981 (age 33)[1]
Genres Alternative rock, post-industrial
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2004–present
Associated acts West Indian Girl, How to Destroy Angels

Mariqueen Maandig Reznor (née Mariqueen A. Maandig, born April 5, 1981) is a Filipino American musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the vocalist for How to Destroy Angels. She was the former vocalist of Los Angeles-based rock band West Indian Girl.

Career[edit]

West Indian Girl (2004–2009)[edit]

Maandig was a vocalist for the band West Indian Girl from 2004 to 2009,[2] performing on the albums West Indian Girl and 4th & Wall. Her departure from the band was announced via the band's website, coinciding with the announcement of her engagement to Trent Reznor. In the fall of 2008, she accepted an offer from Playboy magazine to be featured as the "Becoming Attraction" for the January 2009 issue.

How to Destroy Angels (2010–present)[edit]

In 2010, Maandig and her husband Trent Reznor formed the group How to Destroy Angels, along with long-time Reznor collaborator Atticus Ross.[3][4] They have so far released two EPs, How to Destroy Angels and An Omen, and a studio album entitled Welcome Oblivion.

Guest appearances[edit]

Maandig has appeared as a guest vocalist on two of LA synthpop band Ming & Ping's songs, "Mixed Melodies" from their eponymous 2009 album and "Chinatown" from 2012's The Darkness of Night, where she is credited as Mariqueen Maandig Reznor.

Personal life[edit]

Maandig married Trent Reznor in October 2009.[5][6] Their first son, Lazarus Echo, was born on October 10, 2010,[7] and their second son, Balthazar,[8] was born on December 31, 2011.[9]

Discography[edit]

With How to Destroy Angels
With West Indian Girl

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Public Records Number 931356012
  2. ^ Pratt, Greg (April 29, 2010). "Trent Reznor Returns as How to Destroy Angels?". Exclaim!. Retrieved May 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ Phillips, Amy (May 4, 2010). "How to Destroy Angels: "A Drowning"". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ Aditham, Kiran (April 27, 2010). "How to Destroy Angels = Trent Reznor + Wife?". Prefix. Retrieved April 28, 2010. 
  5. ^ Luerssen, John D. (October 19, 2009). "Trent Reznor Married Mariqueen Maandig". Spinner. Retrieved May 5, 2010. 
  6. ^ Goodman, William (October 19, 2009). "Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor Marries". Spin. Retrieved May 5, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Obituaries". Nancy Lou Clark Reznor. Sharonherald.com. Retrieved May 31, 2011. 
  8. ^ Pareles, Jon. "Nine Inch Nails Is Back Onstage, With a Vengeance". New York Times. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  9. ^ Baltin, Steve. "Trent Reznor Shares Release Info for How to Destroy Angels Album". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 14, 2012. 

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