Marmalakes EP Release Saturday at The Blue Theater
Austin-based indie-pop trio Marmalakes first hit the scene four years ago, and released their debut recording, the EP Wonder Winds, last year. But even before having an official recording under their belts, they were already making an impression as one of Austin’s best new bands and packing venues like the Mohawk, simply through word of mouth.
Bassist Max Colonna, drummer Josh Halpern, and guitarist Chase Weinacht have a presence that’s the embodiment of all things youthful, animated and energetic. And once again, with their second EP, Even Clothed, they craft irresistible, effervescent pop tunes that capture that buoyant spirit. Only this time, you hear a more refined pace, a move toward more sophisticated arrangements, and that lyrical maturity of a band twice their age. Still, it doesn’t take away from the charm and intimate vibe that the band seems to radiate so effortlessly.
Marmalakes is having an EP release show this Saturday night at a wonderful venue, The Blue Theater, located at 916 Springdale in East Austin, in the very heart of the East Austin Studio Tour. Opening the show are special guests Buxton and Dana Falconberry. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the music begins at 8 p.m. This one comes highly recommended.