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Marrow To Release Debut Album On September 4th

Thomas Bellflower
The great institution that is “the Chicago music scene” has a new sound from some hometown faces. Over the last two years, Marrow has been searching in the studio and at many local Chicago venues for a sound they could call home. What stuck was a dynamic, honest and musically joyous interpretation of some rock songs. Sturdy, powerful lead vocals from Macie Stewart (singer/songwriter/keyboardist) and Liam Kazar (singer/songwriter/guitarist) ground their sound, while frolicking yet frightful keys, industrious guitar, and the impenetrable groove of bassistLane Beckstrom and drummer Matt Carroll give Marrow an impressively large sonic playground to gambol in.

Although a baby band full of young musicians (most members are 22), Marrow’s combined musical experience is extraordinary and wide-reaching. All hail from a jazz and classical background. Macie, Liam, and Lane spent four years touring the country and recording with the now defunct hip-hop outfit, Kids These Days, which fellow members included Vic Mensa and Donnie Trumpet. Macie toured with Chance The Rapper in 2014 and all four members of Marrow are featured on Surf, the new album from Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment. Liam spent the last year touring all over the U.S. and Europe with Tweedy as well as performing on a slew of late night television programs.

In between all of this touring and following the release of their debut two-song EP, TWO, Marrow ventured into Liam’s brand new, never-before-used studio, Foxhall. It was a “learn as you go” process as the band made their first record in a studio’s maiden voyage – they grabbed all the foam or insulation they could find, scrapping together amplifiers, guitars and keyboards to try to find new sounds. What culminated, after a years worth of recording, experimentation and discovery, was the debut album from Marrow — The Gold Standard — a thoughtful, tender, rambunctious record. It’s the sound of four musicians and high school friends playing in a room together amidst the traditions bestowed upon them by the city of Chicago and it’s musical realm.

Marrow’s The Gold Standard is out September 4th on Foxhall Records.

Listen To/Watch/Share:
“The Gold Standard” stream –
“Paulson” video –
“Paulson” stream –
“Mother of Maladies” stream –
Marrow Tour Dates:
Fri. Aug. 14 – New Albany, IN @ Bicentennial Park Concert Series (FREE SHOW)
Sat. Aug. 15 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
Wed. Aug. 19 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Fri. Aug. 21 – Madison, WI @ Live On King Street (FREE SHOW)
Sat. Sep. 5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery
Fri. Nov. 27 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (RECORD RELEASE SHOW)
The Gold Standard Track Listing:
01. She Chose You
02. Darling Divine
03. Paulson
04. The Gold Standard
05. Ocean of Glory
06. Leave It On The Side
07. Mother of Maladies
08. Leave Grounds Stay
09. Cities
10. Corsicana
11. Quarter to Three

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