Marah tackles “Problem” on June 1
Marah‘s long gestating new album has a title, a release date and another free download track.
According to a note sent to fans via their email list, the new record is called Life Is A Problem and will be unleashed upon the world on June 1.
“Our goal this year is to play all over the globe and have fun bringing cool Rock n Roll music to cool people,” the band said in the announcement.
To tide fans over until the long player’s arrival, Marah is distributing here a new track for free entitled “Waiting For A Devil,” described as “a lilting, country-ass, gospel B-side/Out-Take.” Donations for the song are also being accepted. This is the second time Marah has pre-circulated a track from the sessions via the web. Back in October, they similarly posted the song “Put ‘Em In the Graveyard.”
Of the new song, the band says on its website:
“This is a simple Folk/Gospel song written at a time when I was attempting to say as little as possible as a means of capturing more. It’s about idle time, ever-shifting allegiance. It’s about undying faith under severely tested patience. It’s about trying to believe in invisible stuff,” Dave Bielanko wrote in his post.
“We’ve ‘sound checked’ this song a lot more times then we’ve ever really performed it …. whenever we did perform it however, people really seemed to respond to its old fashioned simplicity and sincerity (huh). We’ve found that halfway through some seriously ‘wordy’ Rock n Roll gigs, this one can be a ‘quiet storm’ that hits pretty hard. It’s a great pleasure to officially/unofficially release it here.
“What we’d really love to see is you guys download the song and listen to it on your i-Pods while walking alone on a snowy, evening street. Perhaps more songs deserve such a shake down. ”