This week’s Monday exclusive is the brand new EP from NYC five-piece Marlowe Grey, which will be out on Friday
For this week’s Monday exclusive, Songwriting is proud to bring you not just one track but a whole EP. The five-track Midnight In Brooklyn EP by Marlowe Grey, to be precise, which is out this Friday (11 December). The EP was recorded at Guavatone Studios in Montclair, New Jersey and mastered by Alan Douches at Westwestside Music.
Marlowe Grey is the brainchild of lead singer and guitarist AJ Pietro, with the line-up completed by drummer Angel Lozada, bassist Trent Blackham, guitarist Alex Wirkmaa and flutist/percussionist Paula Croxson. They played their first gig as a five-piece at the Mercury Lounge in New York’s Lower East Side in 2012, where The Strokes also got started, and haven’t looked back since.
Of the new EP, they tell us: “The Midnight In Brooklyn EP is a collection of songs that tells a story of one evening out on the town in New York. There’s reflection with The Portrait Of Vanessa Bell, there’s action and optimism with A Better Place. Then something happens in the cryptic Midnight In Brooklyn, followed by the John Lennon-inspired Sugar Plum Fairy. The EP closes with the emotional Enough Of This, representing a new-found perspective and change.”
Marlowe Grey cite John Lennon, Radiohead, Wilco and The National as influences… we reckon we can hear a hint of REM as well. But what do you think?