Monday, July 09, 2012

Tonight: Marius @ Tin Can

I don't typically just copy/paste a press release as a show preview, but this one just came in for a show tonight. I have a soft spot for bands who travel ridiculous distances to perform in our fair city, and there's just something about those northern European locales that breeds great music. Marius hails from The Faroe Islands which means they deserve a little more love because they couldn't really get much further from home.As a city, we're not particularly ahead of the curve on new music discovery, so I'm just doing my part to spread the word.
Check out Marius tonight at the Tin Can . The show is only $5 and Autumn Electric from Seattle opens. Get there early enough for some delicious Doods Foods and do a shot or two with me.

You can listen to some tracks here.



Press release/band info after the jump.


Marius of the Faroe Islands
The First US Tour by Acclaimed Indie Nordic Group

Now for the first time, this incredible new group from an unfamiliar nation where sheep outnumber people, will be performing their unique brand of indie music to the people of the United States.

The group was founded by guitarist, lead-singer and songwriter Marius Ziska, an artist “blessed with an amazing voice.” - which is certainly “a prominent element in their new style.” The group has been described as “alternative rock with hints of brit-pop, synth-rock and progrock.” They have also been described as folky or singer/songwriter with many wonderful styles finding their way into the mix. Accompanying Marius is Heðin Ziska on guitar and synthesizer, Allan Tausen on bass, keys, and backup vocals, and Brandur Jacobsen on drums, keys, and backup vocals. Past and Present Music Webizine says that, “This is a band alright! One Hell of a good one actually! And they know how to write good songs.”

Marius has played shows in many countries including, Canada, Germany, England, Denmark, and of course the Faroe Islands. Their unforgettable set at the 2010 Airwaves Festival in Iceland was extremely well received and it was quite obvious that the band had a wonderful time as well. After the show a Slovak journalist was quoted, "This is a great start to a discovery-rich Airwaves festival."
This will mark the first US tour for Marius as they hope to build a wider fan base in America.

Now for the first time, this incredible new group from an unfamiliar nation where sheep outnumber people, will be performing their unique brand of indie music to the people of the United States.

Far away on the Faroe Islands between the Norwegian Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, Marius was born.

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