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Techno/Electro/Industrial Rock Outfit Marrow Announces San Francisco Bay Area Performances
August 18, 2008, San Francisco, CA: Techno/electro/industrial rock outfit, Marrow, who will release its 15-track debut CD, ‘Quiet Desperation' on September 16, 2008, has announced hometown San Francisco Bay Area, and other west coast, performances. Marrow will appear at San Francisco's Red Devil Lounge for the 2008 SF Sirens Goth Fest on August 21, and other Bay Area dates include August 8, 2008, and The Stork Club in Oakland on September 12, 2008. Additionally, Marrow has scheduled two performances in Southern California in September before embarking on a regional east coast tour that will have the band performing in Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia and throughout New England, from September 19 - 28, 2008. Marrow's national tour dates are available at the band's web site, www.blissisignorance.com
Marrow's fusion of inalienable musicianship and technology draws inspiration from such ground-breakingly diverse and theatrical artists such as Depeche Mode, The Cure, and, as one reviewer stated, “If Annie Lennox and Freddie Mercury sang for Nine Inch Nails, produced by Aphex Twin.” (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.'
The launch of 'Quiet Desperation' will be backed by an aggressive internet video 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 unhappiness 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.
Marrow's amalgamation of influences, including underground Industrial, Electronica, Metal, and Jazz, combine to create riveting, layered, and captivating hook-laden songs, featuring exhilarating vocal harmonies and dissonance. 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.
For more info, interview requests, and additional review CDs, please contact Christopher Buttner, contact info above. Tour dates: www.blissisignorance.com For distribution inquiries, please contact: Steffen Franz, Independent Distribution Collective, tel: 415-292-7007 – email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: www.independentdistro.com