Published on January 23rd, 2020 | by Jones0
Marquee Grand Releases Debut Self-Titled EP
Emerging alt-rock band Marquee Grand recently released their debut self-titled EP. Teasing fans with the recent release of their single “Maybe”, Marquee Grand is eager to share their new music with the world – a tantalizing taste of their high energy, infectious music that has led them to perform in conjunction with major bands like The 1975, Dashboard Confessional, and Blink-182. “Our debut EP means a lot to us. It shows the progression of songwriting and is a true demonstration of the genre barriers that we can break. Each track on the EP has meaning to us and the EP as a whole represents feelings that most adolescents and young adults encounter in their lives. Our goal is to take the experiences and feelings we’ve had and channel it through music to connect with others. This EP is just the tip of the iceberg, as we will be very busy delivering new music to our fanbase in a quick manner in 2020.”
Track-by-track from the band:
‘Lost Cause’ paves the way into the entire EP. A nice crescendo leads into a late 90’s punk rock melody to remind us that no matter what, this life is worth to be lived. ‘Take Me Around’ has that light vibe perfect to describe a rising feeling, that of love, against any adversity. With melodic verses that open to a catchy explosive chorus, that perfect electric guitar’s sound that accompanies the melody, ‘Maybe’ presents itself as fresh and vintage at the same time: a piece about life, a heartening anthem. Introduced by few single notes played on an electric guitar’s fretboard, ‘Impala’ opens up musically and emotionally into that common tragic state represented by a breakup with all those missing words and missed memories. A cover of The 1975 closes the EP. ‘Sex’, that’s the name of the track, provides the perfect rush with its energetic rhythm!
Since the release of their debut single in 2018, Marquee Grand has brought a refreshingly modern style to Buffalo, New York’s music scene. Comprised of members John Richter, TJ Luckman, Matt Lawniczak, and Josh Owczarzak, these Buffalo natives stand out above the rest with alt rock influences spanning the past few decades. Their single release “Not Finished Yet” resonated with fans and reached over 27,000 streams on Spotify signifying a strong representation of the band’s cohesive musicality and burgeoning talent. High energy performances make their live shows memorable as they radiate infectious melodies, unforgettable lyrics, and an anthemic attitude throughout each of their original tracks. Their portfolio is comprised of carefully-crafted singles leading up to their highly-anticipated debut EP in early 2020. Their message is simple: Be Grand.