Friday, September 16, 2016

Rise of Marakara

I'm just going to copy some description I found on their archived website
In 2002, a band with no name and few songs, played merely for fun and for the love of the music. After losing a singer, and replacing him with Mark Clark on vocals/guitar in the spring of 2003, the band buckled down, and gave themselves a name both literally and figuratively. Their sound changed and improved to accommodate Mark’s vocals, which were a bit more screamy. They infused their original post-hardcore sound with patches of noise as well as flashy solos, and brought out the talent of all the members: Bridget King on drums, Pat Marchwiak on guitar, and Matt Zachar on bass. 

However, late summer of 2003 saw the band paying a farewell show for Matt, who they were losing to college at MIT. The remaining members continue to play music on the foundation they’ve laid, mixing emo and hardcore in a genre that’s not fully formed, appreciated or represented in Chicago. The three piece describes themselves as chunks of Saetia, Fugazi, and City of Caterpillar injected into angular guitar noise with a post hardcore foundation, and have gotten comparisons to Wolves, At The Drive In, Sonic Youth and mewithoutyou. 

The band is making waves in all the right places for their talent, perseverance and unique sound. From opening for Level Plane Records band The Fiction, to recording their mp3’s in the production studio of WLUW, Chicago’s most popular independent community radio. They are always working on new material and will soon enter the studio and record a proper release ASAP. This summer may find them touring, and the spring will find them playing many more shows in the Chicago area with well-respected and very talented members of the hardcore and post-hardcore scene. 
This really bad review comes up for them when you search their name. It's kind of funny, don't know what you expect from bands like this though. They're all kind of cringey/bad in the same object of an era way.

I think this is their only official release. There might be a few more songs floating around, don't have those though.


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