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Listen to three songs from Marge’s debut LP Bruise Easy
Marge have certainly made their mark on the scene, whether it’s being one of the first bands involved with First Time’s the Charm — a catalyst for new bands focused on the contributions of female-identified, trans and queer folks, and people of color in the DIY/punk community in Philadelphia — or their overall rockin’ sensibility and statement-making performances.
This September, the women in Marge will be releasing a full-length album Bruise Easy featuring 13 tracks, and you can get a sneak peak by checking out three songs from the upcoming LP posted on their Bandcamp page.
The album’s second track “Give It Time” is a clear culmination of the band’s growth over the years. Compared to previous raw offerings, this song shows a true honing in of their sound. A polished, absolute jam, it’s an incomparable hit and important turning point in the band’s style.
“Half Year” hops along with bopping guitars that give an interesting texture to a song with such anxiety-filled lyrics.
The album’s title track picks up where “Give It Time” leaves off, again featuring throbbing, fuzzed out guitars under mellow vocals. This five-minute song is another monument for the band, who’s songs typically come in at much speedier timestamp.
You can check out three tracks off of “Bruise Easy” below; Marge is about to go out on tour with Littler, and plays a Philly homecoming at LAvA Space on June 26th. More information on the show can be found here.