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San Francisco's Techno/Electro/Industrial Rock Outfit, Marrow, Sets Release Date for Debut CD and US Tour Dates

July 28, 2008, San Francisco, CA:   Techno/electro/industrial rock outfit, Marrow, is a union of prodigal talent derived from classical and jazz training, musical theater, and the unrivaled production and performance skills of its four multi-instrumentalist members.    Marrow's 15-track debut CD, ‘Quiet Desperation,' is scheduled for release on September 16, 2008, with regional east and west coast US tours in August through September 2008 already scheduled.   The launch of ‘Quiet Desperation' will be backed by an aggressive viral video internet campaign touting Marrow's endorsement from a fictitious, and ludicrous, ‘foundation for unhappiness enhancement,' “The Society for the Advancement of Despair,” (SAD), whose tagline is ‘Bliss is Ignorance.'  

In an endeavor to skewer the notion that all people must adopt and maintain a constant state of forced happiness and serenity to lead fulfilling lives, ‘The Society for the Advancement of Despair' wants you to be left alone to wallow in your sadness in order to explore the depths of your discontentment, because it feels good to feel bad.   Marrow's ‘Quiet Desperation,' already the self-proclaimed ‘feel bad album of the year,' is "the prescription for your pain”, that will help the listener embrace their well-earned sadness. (more after image jump).


From left to right, Daniel Berkman, Jeremy Fortes, Erin Fortes and David Earl.
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Marrow emerged from the remnants of the ‘house band' to San Francisco's long-running ‘surrealist-cabaret-sitcom-musical production,' SCABARET!, which featured all four Marrow members in prominent musical and performance roles; singer/synthesist Jeremy Fortes, singer Erin Fortes, singer/synthesist David Earl, and multi-instrumentalist/guitarist/electronic percussionist Daniel Berkman.   After a critically acclaimed four-year run, from 2001 to 2005, the four musicians, realizing musical synergy and a shared desire for artistic evolution, created their new elite entertainment entity.   After three years of intensive song development, recording and production, Marrow eagerly anticipates the release of ‘Quiet Desperation.' Check out the video for the single 'Forgiveness.'

Marrow's fusion of inalienable musicianship and technology draws inspiration from such ground-breakingly diverse and theatrical artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, The Cure and Aphex Twin.   Marrow's amalgamation of influences, from underground Industrial, Electronic, to Metal, combine to create riveting, layered, and captivating hook-laden songs, featuring exhilarating four part harmonies.    Longtime, dedicated fans of SCABARET!, as well as new Marrow fans, will find that ‘Quiet Desperation' provides an unparalleled remedy to any unwelcomed serenity thrust upon them by the delusionally happy influences from an otherwise ignorantly blissful society.

Marrow is:

Daniel Berkman:
Guitars, Synthesizer,
Electronic Percussion
and Vocals

David Earl:
Synthesizer,
Samplers and
Controllers
and Vocals

Erin Fortes:
Lead Vocals,
Synthesizer,
Samplers
and Controllers

Jeremy Fortes:
Lead Vocals,
Synthesizer,
Samplers
and Controllers


Visit the Marrow Web Site: www.blissisignorance.com

For more info, interview requests, and additional review CDs, please contact either Christopher Buttner, contact info above.   For distribution inquiries, please contact: Steffen Franz, Independent Distribution Collective, tel: 415-292-7007 – email: standout@independentdistro.com or visit www.independentdistro.com