Riding a real Sonic Youth vibe on their latest record, Boss its easy to see why Thurston picked them up for his Ecstatic Peace label. The record is probably the most accessible I've heard from the band, which seems to be a trademark of many an Ecstatic Peace release these days, not that that's a bad thing. A taut 90's influence spreads its arms across this record keeping a love for buzzy guitars and affected (but definitely not effected) vocals up front. Vocalist Elisa Abrogio's voice wavering between bored and sinister for the most part atop the din created by Nolan and Quimby. Still, though the band continues to keep noise as a touchstone there exist some very clean and dare I say delicate moments on this record; with a full on washy acoustic ballad rounding out the end of the record. I have to say I definitely fancy the new Markers, as this may signal the end of the frantic CD-r onslaught and the start of a new era.
[MP3] Magik Markers - Taste
[MP3] Magik Markers - Bad Dream/Hartford's Beat Suite
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