Archive for November, 2015

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MARINA CITY

Fusing melodic top 40 pop sensibility with a heavy punk rock edge, Marina City given their growing audience something they didn’t even know they craved. Dubbed “One of Chicago’s best up and coming bands”* and “THE Chicago band to watch out for, Marina City is set to release their 3rd Ep, Wanderlust, on August 11, 2015. The band’s first two releases, In the Wake of Dreaming (2012) and Chimera (2014) have watched the band develop from their pop-punk roots into a more melodic yet in-your-face sound. But for the newest EP, Wanderlust, the Chicago sextet traveled 6,000 miles to producer Casey Bates (Pierce The Veil, Chiodos, and Portugal. The Man) to record a collection of songs in a genre that the band has coined “Aggressive Pop Rock”. On The Request Magazine says: “ (Marina City) have brought a very real, intense rock flavor to vocals that could easily appear in today’s top 40… they are showing the world what real music in popular culture could and should sound like.”

Since debuting at a sold out House of Blues show, the sextet has gained through heavy online and street promotion an intensly dedicated fan base they call The Lost Boys. This fan base has opened the door for Marina City to tour heavily across the Midwest and East Coast, play Warped Tour, and share the stage with national/ international touring acts such as Go Radio, Senses Fail, Amanda Palmer, State Champs, Real Friends, The Rise Records tour, and more. The band has also gained airplay on many local radio stations including 101WKQX and Fearless Radio and have been featured on Absolutepunk.net, PropertyOfZack, Pupfresh, Red Eye Chicago, and The Herald News.

The band features

lead vocalist Ryan Argast, guitarist and vocalist Brian Johnson, keyboardist and vocalist Matt Gaudiano, drummer Eric Somers-Urrea, bassist Aaron Heiy, and lead guitarist Todor Birindjiev.

Songs from the EP WANDERLUST

KEEP YOUR FAITH IN ME 

Nice subtle piano vocal intro and verse, building to a slow tempo ballad , beautifully produced and performed.Tasty harmonies abound.The type of song where you know you haven’t it but you think you have.The mark of a great song.

WHEN YOU LEFT ME 

Another slow paced song but with huge guitars and harmonies.Again, ridiculously catchy but very emotive.

I CAN’T LOVE YOU

Great rhythmic intro, this song features all 3 vocalists and it works very well.Another impassioned vocal from lead singer Ryan Argast and a showcase for the instrumental talents of the band during the mid section with some stunning interplay between all the band….awesome!!!

THE HAUNTING

Uptempo rocker this time, another huge sounding track with the band tight as a camel’s arse in a sandstorm and instantly catchy again and showcasing a classy lead guitar break from Todor Birindjiev.

MARINA CITY  fuse melodic top 40 pop sensibility with a heavy punk rock edge

Hats off to an awesome band, check them out right now !!!ADE FISHER

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