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Marmoset

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Marmoset

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Location:Indianapolis, Indiana
Year(s):1995
Categorized as:Indie Rock
Members:Jorma Whittaker, Dave Jablonski, Jason Cavan, LonPaul Ellrich, Casey Tennis
Website:myspace.com/marmoset
Label:Joyful Noise / Secretly Canadian
Total Request:19891 (15412 downloads, 4479 plays)
Total Request:19891 (15412 downloads, 4479 plays)
About:

Jorma Whittaker (bass, vocals), Dave Jablonski (guitar, vocals), Jason Cavan (drums) and LonPaul Ellrich (guitar, vocals, some drums). The EP "hiddenforbidden" was released in 1997 on Secretly Canadian with "Today It's You" following in 1999 when they were joined by LonPaul on second guitar. "Record in Red" came out around 2000 with the "Mishawaka" EP being released in 2002. They released "Florist Fired" in 2007, re-issued "Record In Red" on vinyl in 2008. In 2009 the band released "Tea Tornado", their first album solely with Joyful Noise Recordings.


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334 requests

 1999, Secretly Canadian (CD) / Joyful Noise (LP)

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    A Prayer For Elaine
     
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    Shatter The Lovely
     
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    Peace In The Valley
     

 
 
301 requests

 2010, Joyful Noise Recordings

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    Doo Wop
     
     
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    Rings
     
     

 
 
740 requests

 2009, Joyful Noise Recordings

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    Blooms
     
     
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    Gretchen
     
     
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    Mishawaka
     
     
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    Peace in the Valley
     
     
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    The Lovers
     
     
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    Treat A Boy
     
     
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    Oh' Dear Handlebars
     
     

 
 
368 requests

 2009, Joyful Noise Recordings,

Throughout the last 14 years, the enigmatic trio known as Marmoset have fostered a near-mythical cult status with their claustrophobic, moody, and etherial blend of indie pop. Having crafted such subtle, eccentric, and critically acclaimed pop masterpieces as 2001's "Record In Red" (Secretly Canadian), Marmoset continue their unruly trajectory with the lazy swagger, slimy melody, and profound simplicity that is Tea Tornado.

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    Strawberry Shortcakes
     
     
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    Peach Cobbler
     
     
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    I Love My Things
     
     

 
 
492 requests

 2010, Daytrotter,

A great way to write songs is to be quick about it. It's some of that get in and get out mentality that long-staying Indiana band Marmoset makes its own. The three aging members of the band stay just long enough in a song to rummage around, explore its crannies and then spill out of it cleanly, without anyone hating to say goodbye. They aren't wasting their time on superfluous flair or accoutrements. There are no hard feelings, no residue and everyone can just go on their merry ways having partaken in a short excursion of scruffy indie rock adventure. It's not just the succinctness that makes Marmoset songs intriguing though. These songs between 1-minute, 50-seconds and two and a half minutes take the appropriate amount of time to get into the sometimes dreamy and often dark and hazy pieces of school days-youthful memory - a coagulation of pretty girls out of boys' leagues, the smell of the junior high school's hallway floor wax, peach cobbler, something called a strawberry heartache and the very real explicit properties of fleeting time. Lead singer David Jablonski sings with a hushed, reverberated fluctuation, as if he's sees little need to get too loud. We're implored to listen closely and the words come out as if they've been disturbed in a room with a glaring beam of sunlight striking through the shades, illuminating all of the dust and debris that we're breathing in at all times whether we know it or not. It's how he sings on most occasions, but then there are the delightful outbursts a la early Kevin Barnes on albums like "Cherry Peel" and "The Bedside Disaster: A Petite Tragedy," straining the fidelity and distorting at the edges in an exuberant fashion. The observances that are made in typical Marmoset songs are those that just pop out - these matters of the heart and what sounds fun at the time. These are the exchanges that go on in one single mind, volleying back-and-forth with their own matter, with Jablonski sounding like a haunted and drowsy Stephen Malkmus or Matthew Caws of Nada Surf. These are tales of pure fire remembrances and thoughts - loving the way another eats their ice cream or does handstands - and how easy it is to get locked up in language (Jablonski sings, "The more I try to talk, the more I just get lost," at one point) and how everything just gets shuffled up and begins to feel like someone's tripping on the good stuff.

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    Welcome to Daytrotter
     
     
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    Magic Makes You
     
     
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    Let You Know
     
     
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    Gretchen
     
     
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    These Words
     
     

 
 
1623 requests

 

Complied by Jorma

 

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    1- Pretty Pieces 1997
     
     
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    2- Kiwi 2000
     
     
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    3- Systematic Cell 1997
     
     
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    4- LonPaul, George and Ringo 1995
     
     
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    5- Curdle 2000
     
     
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    6- Tonight 2001 Live Second Story
     
     
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    7- Birds Are Falling Through The Sky 2001
     
     
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    8- Minute 9 1997
     
     
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    9- Silt 1997
     
     
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    10- Happy Holidays 1998
     
     
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    11- Niteskool 1996
     
     
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    12- Hospital 2000
     
     
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    13- Sidedish 1997
     
     
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    14- The Murder Fling 1998
     
     
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    15- I'll Be Happy When 1998
     
     
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    16- Picnic 1998
     
     
 
 
  • does anyone know all the lyrics to Peace In the Valley?
    by Tyler on Jul 23, 2016
  • Shit Box Full of Ass Dick Cunt Fuck, y'all. This band is the real motherfuckin thing. Every album they've released has been a deep canyon full of old memories, sounds, pastries, hopes, worries, giraffes in baths, and sounds again. These people have an ear for the feel and downbeat, and pump strange smoke into all the rest of it. They're all goddamn gentleman and not uptight. Also, some Bee in 1994 split a Thousand shards of glass into their ears and they haven't been the same since. Check em out. Start with any album.
    by Ers Ar Hrng Vry Fr Awy on Sep 06, 2011
  • I'm looking for words to speak. And nothing seems quite right. There's a reason.
    by Lst Dys Fr Wys on Aug 31, 2011
  • breatest gand ever!
    by Heinrich Heine on Nov 09, 2010
  • It would be nice if credit were given to the recording/mixing engineer on for the Lemon Meringue recording.
    by Mike Menke on Aug 26, 2010
  • thank you!!
    by anonymous on Aug 22, 2009

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