Brian Marquis solo project EP now available
Snow Damage, singer/songwriter Brian Marquis’ (ex-Therefore I Am) debut six song EP, released via Harbinger Music Group, is a heartfelt culmination of resilience, rebirth and renewal. The EP title, Snow Damage, metaphorically describes what is left when all the winter snow is melted away and the ground beneath is exposed, waiting for the rebirth of spring. Similarly, on Snow Damage, Marquis documents a point in his life where he persevered over personal challenges, got to the core of his being and experienced a renewed optimism and passion for his music.
The debut EP features a well-rounded songwriting approach, from the loud and raucous “They Used To Call It The Blues” to the soft and vulnerable “Body Work”. Up and coming producer Brad Delava shared Marquis’ vision to go back to his roots and make a piece of music that was not over-produced, showcasing his raw vocal talent. “I went into the studio more prepared than ever; my attitude is, if I can’t sing it, I won’t.” says Marquis of his vocals on Snow Damage.
According to Alex DiVincenzo on absolutepunk.net, “Marquis has always been a skilled guitarist and provided pleasant backing vocals in Therefore I Am, but I was unaware of the true finesse of his voice prior to hearing his solo material.” In addition to vocals and guitar, Marquis also played harmonica, lap steel, percussion and piano on the EP.
Guest appearances on Snow Damage include Erick Serna (ex-The Dear Hunter), Shawn Marquis (Vanna) and Dan Bob Goterch (Actor|Observer) and was mastered by Jeff Lipton (Bon Iver, City And Colour). The album is available digitally now through iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers. CDs and limited edition colored vinyl are available for pre-order at brianmarquis.com.
To celebrate the EP, both East and West Coast release shows are planned- December 28, 2011 at T.T. the Bear’s Place in Cambridge, MA and January 9, 2012 at the Silverlake Lounge in Los Angeles, CA.