:: 5 YEARS OF POP & NOISE FROM ATHENS, GA ::
Five years ago, on January 29th, 2011 we had our first official release under Marching Banana: a 2-song "single" on CD for the fledgling bedroom pop act Kirby & The Mablets. That summer, we relocated to Athens, Georgia and began slowly but surely accumulating a closeknit group of likeminded young musicians and artists. Somehow, while our personal lives seem to remain in flux our teenage pet project label has managed to remain stable & growing for, at this point, about a quarter of our lives.
After three "Best of Banana" samplers, it felt right to lay that series to rest (RIP) and to focus instead on putting forth a wider-reaching collection of sounds. 15@5 kicks off with "Rant Brittle", a brand new single from Group Stretching a.k.a. Matt Anderegg (Mothers, New Wives) followed by "Dead Skin", the harrowing closer to Futo's 2015 full-length "I Wish I Had Been Born as the Rain that Forms Rivers that Carve Out Canyons" - leaning harder on the "noise" side of things... Basically, we wanted to avoid "the singles" in favor of crafting a more creatively representative batch of songs culled from the past couple of years of Marching Banana.
Everyone has really snapped into full-form this past year and we have our sights set on the distant horizon as everyone prepares for a prolific 2016. New full-lengths from Meth Wax, Futo & Civils are set for spring with many more coming throughout the year that I probably shouldn't reveal yet. TRUST & BELIEVE.
released January 29, 2016
#1, 10 & 14 by FUTO a.k.a. Patrick Brick. Taken from his 2015 sophomore full-length "I Wish I Had Been Born as the Rain that Forms Rivers that Carve Out Canyons" available now on cassette.
#2 by GROUP STRETCHING a.k.a. Matt Anderegg. Recorded in our home studio Cave Sound on 1/4" tape via our new/old Tascam 388. Garrett Burke (of Art Content) added warbling noise/chaos on the back end of the track.
#3, 8 & 12 by SEA GHOST from their debut album "SG", available now on CD + cassette.
#4 by NEW WIVES. Appears courtesy of Moeke Records & Jesse Mangum (who mastered at least HALF of these tracks.)
#5 by KISSING BOOTH, a.k.a. Erin Lovett (of Four Eyes) and Patrick Brick, taken from their full-length concept album "Perfecto", available now on cassette.
#6, 11 by METH WAX a.k.a. Daniel Tanghal, taken from the cassette release "Full Frontal". Full-band full-length studio album due out this Spring.
#7, 13 by FAKE FLOWERS, taken from the 2015 release "Wonder Wave", available now on CD + cassette.
#9 by CIVILS, a.k.a. Drew Kirby (of Mothers, New Wives), recorded in early 2015 on Tascam 4-track cassette and originally released on last summer's "Hothouse Flowers" EP.
#15 by PADRE, a.k.a. George Huntington, with lots of arrangement/instrumentation by Jack Blauvelt (of Dana Swimmer) and some bass from John Riccitelli. Also initially appeared on 2015's Bananagrams Vol. 3 ********
Artwork by Chris Arnold & Matt Anderegg.
A FULL LIST OF PERFORMERS ON THIS COMPILATION:
MATT ANDEREGG // ANDY BARTON // JACK BLAUVELT // PATRICK BRICK // GARRETT BURKE // BRANDON CHESTER // JACOB CHISENHALL // ZACH GASTLEY // GEORGE HUNTINGTON // TRENT JOHNSON // DREW KIRBY // ERIN LOVETT // JONATHAN MORNINGSTAR // JOHN RICCITELLI // CARTER SUTHERLAND // DANIEL TANGHAL // JACK WUCHER
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