The Marías wanted to make music for movies. Now they’re nominated for a Grammy

The Marías use jazz, indie-pop and reggaeton to create a dreamy soundscape, with lyrics in both English and Spanish. The band was formed in LA by María Zardoya and Josh Conway. They recorded and produced their new album, “Cinema,” inside their Beachwood Canyon home during the pandemic. Now it’s earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Engineered Album.