10, Maniacs is an American alternative rock band that was founded in They have released nine studio albums, six EPs and five live albums. After the recording but before the release of MTV Unplugged, original lead singer and main songwriter Natalie Merchant left the band to pursue a solo career. Natalie Anne Merchant (born Octo) is an American alternative rock singer-songwriter. She joined the band 10, Maniacs in , and. LONG BEFORE Natalie Merchant announced her split from 10, Maniacs, the intense lead singer stood in stark contrast to other members of the nationally. Natalie Merchant - Natalie Merchant - Where Are The Maniacs? - Music. Natalie Anne Merchant (born Octo) is an American alternative rock singer-songwriter. She joined the folk rock band 10, Maniacs in. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of "Where Are The 10 Maniacs?" on Discogs. So when singer Natalie Merchant bailed out of 10, Maniacs to pursue a solo career in , it wasn't too much of a stretch to assume that. Maniacs: Directed by Milton Lage. With Maniacs, Natalie Merchant, Jerry Augustyniak, Robert Buck. Maniacs, joined by backing vocalists and. MEMORIES: Natalie Merchant, top, and Taylor Swift (when we could go to stadium concerts like this). Pictures: SHUTTERSTOCK.