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Mara and the Pillows - Music


Can't get enough of Mara and the Pillows' enchanting songs? Do you want to touch it with your very own hands? Well, now you can!

The album Strawberry Hermitage is now available on CD (but yes, it looks nostalgically like vinyl) in a small hard cover book (19x15cm) with 26 pages of lyrics and gorgeous art work. A perfect little treasure to fondle, cherish and dream away. buy »

Etches and other art works


Mara's work's significant other side is on display. Take a look at her etches, drawings and sculptures. check it out »

RAINY DAYS - ILLUSTRATIONS!

What do you do on a rainy day? Mara Liem answers this question with her continuously growing series of illustrations going by the name Rainy Days.

Retreat into the fantastical world of Rainy Days, meet huggable teapots, naughty pillows, distressed laptops, comfy windows, toilet bowls and many other adorable characters and enjoy the thoughts of a nerdy home hermit. Poetic, humouristic and philosophical. Brightens even the sunnier days! take a look »

Sketchbook - Rainy Days on paper

There's definitely something to say for old school analogue drawing. Check out this new column filled with artwork you've never seen before!   » 

Shop & Support Rainy Days

Purchase a set of beautiful high quality postcards or be bold and buy yourself an original!
If there's anything particular you'd like to get a print of, you can make requests too.   » 

  • #209 Message To The Lost Boys#209 Message To The Lost Boys
  • #213 Dark And Light#213 Dark And Light
  • #244 Pond Ponder No.1#244 Pond Ponder No.1
  • #184 Rain Storm#184 Rain Storm
  • #216 Coming Up#216 Coming Up
  • #252 Dreams#252 Dreams
  • #199 Laptop#199 Laptop
  • #200 Blossom#200 Blossom
  • #197 Midnight Pancakes#197 Midnight Pancakes
  • #227 Band Of Bedlamites#227 Band Of Bedlamites
  • #230 Breakfast#230 Breakfast
  • #245 Cats To Borrow#245 Cats To Borrow

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Mara is working like a hermit - September 21, 2012, 18:11 CEST

News


April 22, 2013, 17:05 CEST
New song: Brave by Mara and the Pillows featuring Mr. Klassen

April 15, 2013, 08:00 CET
New song: Before You Wake by Mara and the Pillows

December 31, 2012, 16:38 CET
New song: All Strings Attached by Mara and the Pillows featuring Mr. Blotter on keys

December 31, 2012, 16:37 CET
New song: Suddenly by Mara and the Pillows

December 31, 2012, 16:37 CET
New song: Thin Red Lines by Mara and the Pillows

December 25, 2012, 12:51 CET
New: Rainy Days no. 252! The newest entry is called: 'Dreams'. Check it out!

December 6, 2012, 10:01 CET
New: Rainy Days no. 251! The newest entry is called: 'Dreaming Of Sushi'. Check it out!

December 3, 2012, 16:59 CET
New: Rainy Days no. 250! The newest entry is called: 'Milk'. Check it out!

November 18, 2012, 10:27 CET
New: Rainy Days no. 249! The newest entry is called: 'Morning Tea'. Check it out!

November 16, 2012, 22:02 CET
New: Rainy Days no. 248! The newest entry is called: 'Home'. Check it out!

September 21, 2012, 18:09 CEST
New song: Blue Solace a song by Mara and the Pillows featuring Mr. Hertell on piano

June 1, 2012, 09:21 CEST
New: Rainy Days no. 247! The newest entry in water colours 'Grow Tomato Grow!' is here!

May 19, 2012, 17:13 CEST
New: Rainy Days no. 246! Enjoy the new 'Peachick' in water colours.

May 18, 2012, 18:32 CEST
New: Rainy Days no. 245! The newest entry in water colours is called: 'Cats To Borrow'. Hope you like it.

May 16, 2012, 10:04 CEST
New: Rainy Days no. 244! The newest entry is called: 'Pond Ponder No.1'. Made with watercolours on paper.

April 29, 2012, 12:01 CEST
Here's Rainy Days #243 called Spring Rain - enjoy!

January 2, 2012, 11:18 CET
Buy Strawberry Hermitage by Mara and the Pillows - this marvelous album is finally available on CD!

November 13, 2011, 16:01 CET
New song: Wastebin Of Sorrow by Mara and the Pillows ft. Mr. Dass.

September 12, 2011, 09:41 CEST
New song: Golem by Mara and the Pillows ft. Weerthof. Woohoo! Our long distance musical relay race love child is finally released into the world!

September 4, 2011, 09:40 CEST
New: Rainy Days no. 242! The newest entry is called: 'unicornish forest'. Check it out!

August 29, 2011, 08:47 CEST
New song: Wear It Like It's Black by Mara and the Pillows

July 3, 2011, 00:54 CEST
New: Rainy Days no. 241! The newest entry is called: 'Campfire'. Check it out!

June 27, 2011, 09:56 CEST
New song: Not In Love by Mara and the Pillows

May 24, 2011, 01:03 CEST
New song: Gone (accoustic draft) by Mara and the Pillows

April 16, 2011, 01:32 CEST
Mara's art works (a selection) are finally displayed on the website!

April 10, 2011, 14:30 CEST
Morphosis | Exhibition. From April 11 - 29 Mara Liem and Laura Reiman show their etches and sculptures in Galerie M.L.A. in Amsterdam (Pieter de Hoochstraat 59). The vernissage (including free booze - that's never bad) is on April 22, 15:00 - 18:00 CET. Feel free to come visit!

April 6, 2011, 14:15 CEST
New: Rainy Days no. 240! The newest entry is called: 'Cosmic Icecream'. Check it out!

February 21, 2011, 23:13 CET
New song: Funeral Speech by Mara and the Pillows

February 6, 2011, 17:28 CET
New: Rainy Days no. 239! The newest entry is called: 'Multitasking'. Check it out!

January 4, 2011, 00:37 CET
Get Free Rainy Days Fridge Magnets to make your fridge look happy!

December 18, 2010, 15:09 CET
New: Rainy Days no. 238! The newest entry is called: 'Food Angel'. Enjoy!

December 14, 2010, 14:07 CET
Enjoy the new song: Faces In Leaves by Mara and the Pillows

December 12, 2010, 14:16 CET
Become a fan of Mara and the Pillows, 'like' the fan page on Facebook!

December 10, 2010, 21:39 CET
Mara and the Pillows are now supported by Soundcloud for easy playing, downloading and sharing. If you got a Soundcloud account, you can also add comments!

December 4, 2010, 15:27 CET
New: Rainy Days no. 237! The newest entry is called: 'When It Snows, It Pours'. Check it out!

November 30, 2010, 17:15 CET
New: Rainy Days no. 236! The newest entry is called: 'Clearing The Path'. Check it out!

November 19, 2010, 23:14 CET
New song: Fading Away by Mara and the Pillows

November 14, 2010, 13:31 CET
Strawberry Hermitage by Mara and the Pillows available on CD next spring! You can preorder the album so you'll be informed at once when album is ready for distribution.

November 10, 2010, 10:36 CET
New song: Your Ocean Home by Mara and the Pillows

October 17, 2010, 10:57 CEST
New: Rainy Days no. 235! Enjoy the newest entry: 'stewing pears'.

October 15, 2010, 15:19 CEST
New: Rainy Days no. 234! The newest entry is called: 'Secret Garden'. Enjoy!

October 10, 2010, 15:24 CEST
New: Rainy Days no. 233! The newest entry is called: 'Song'. Check it out!

October 9, 2010, 17:38 CEST
New song: Just Like You (Yay Yay) by Mara and the Pillows

October 6, 2010, 16:09 CEST
New song: No Can Do by Mara and the Pillows

September 18, 2010, 20:33 CEST
New song: Wake Up by Mara and the Pillows

September 10, 2010, 16:39 CEST
Update: A biography of Mara has been added.

September 7, 2010, 20:34 CEST
New song: The Wail (You Left Me) by Mara and the Pillows

September 5, 2010, 10:00 CEST
Update: Info added to Mara and the Pillows. Below the lyrics you can now find some background info about the making of the music and instructions about how to download the songs.

September 4, 2010, 11:09 CEST
New: Music by Mara and the Pillows. Listen to the demo songs (and read the lyrics) of the album 'Strawberry Hermitage'.

September 4, 2010, 11:06 CEST
New: Rainy Days Sketch no. 83 The newest entry is called: 'vegetables'. Check it out!

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