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2008 - BROKEN RECORD
Mariage Blanc is a five-piece, indie-pop band based in
Pittsburgh, PA. Their self-released debut EP, Broken
Record (2008), has recieved
overwhelmingly positive reviews,
being described by Mike Mineo of
Sound as "a wonderful array of melodically rich songs,
lacking in hooks or fresh ideas"
Since releasing Broken Record,
Mariage Blanc has shared the stage with acts such as The
Ra Riot, The Little Ones, Bear in Heaven, Say Hi,
Cult, The Spinto Band, and Bart Davenport.
The band is currently tucked away in their
working on their debut LP, scheduled for
release in Summer 2010.
all said and done, there's really not much more you could
ask for from a record like this. It's varied,
yet still manages to
sound focused. There's a lot going on, yet
it's easy to
listen to and not exhausting in the least.
It's an amazingly
promising debut and... I can't wait to hear what's to come.
Blanc's Broken Record shows a group that is
simultaneously content with 60's pop and modernistic
production. Wurlitzers, brass, synths, and
strings compliment the
conventional indie-rock arsenal of guitars and
rhythm to stir up a
wonderful array of melodically rich songs, never lacking in
hooks or fresh ideas.
music-supervisor-friendliness, as well as the kind
orchestration and arrangement suited to the era of Arcade
Fires, Polyphonic Sprees and . Broken Social Scenes, make
Broken Record a very promising debut.
clever chord progressions to the use of Wurlitzer, trumpet,
Mellotron samples, and even a string section (Mariage
Blanc) create a full studio sound reminiscent of
both 60's pop
(Beatles, Zombies) and 70's production bombast (Electric
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