Written by: Eleanor Nelson
This past Friday April 10, Marrow held a listening party for their debut albulm "The Gold Standard."
The event was part of Constellation theater's series "I Hear Voices." The series aims at highlighting local Chicago culture while introducing new talent in a raw/stripped back format. Each month 3 artists are chosen and thrown out into the Chicago community, to play some music while being filmed. The tangible results reflect the very unique and intimate vibes that make the local Chicago music scene - to be consumed with great drinks and better ambiance.
Heavily anticipated, Marrow did not disapoint loyal fans familiar with the now dis-assembled band Kids These Days, of which 3 members used to be apart. (Other members included Vic Mensa and Nico Segal, better known as Donnie Trumpet of the Social Experiment band.)
In addition to debuting their albulm for the first time ever in it's entirety (for FREE including a band prepared meal) the group also surprised attendies by premiering the music video for "Paulson"-directed by none other then Austin Vesely.
One has but to listen to just a few bars of Marrow's rock calls meet melodies of whimsy to notice the incredible balance of talent and musicianship. Asked to open for Wilco in December, long before their albulm was any where near finished, the group has yet to drop the release date for "The Gold Standard." When they do, check it out sooner rather then later, for this is a band you will be hearing around Chicago for the foreseeable future. (Even if the next dates announced as of yet are located on the east coast.)
Marrow is compromised of Liam Cunningham (lead guitar and vocals), Macie Stewart (lead singer and pianist), Lane Beckstrom (base), and Matt Caroll (drums).