Monthly Archives: August 2016

marriage showcase at gnarbrger

Moon Grass Mountain, James V, Reptaliens at GNARBURGER

Tomorrow! August 28! 5pm! Marriage Records pop-up shop show with performances by artists under the Marriage ring. We are happy to announce our 2 upcoming releases for the label and what better way to do it than a pop-up shop show in the very store which houses the label. Moon Grass Mountain will be releasing their Marriage debut LP “New Old Cat” this year and we will have limited run of 10 hand made copies of the new album on cassette. Also James V will be the newest addition to the Marriage roster with his debut album “San Narciso” and his new live band will be unveiled! Watch for his new tape coming soon to Marriage. Also playing are Portland friends Reptaliens! This event is free and all ages. All Marriage records will be half price for the event and special mystery guest DJ: Lil Donyel aka Minerals1, Donnie Blossoms, Dony le Blow, etc. Come early! 5pm!

7:30pm Moon Grass Mountain (Costa Mesa)
6:45pm James V (LIVE DEBUT)
6:00pm Reptaliens (PDX)
5:00pm special mystery guest dj (???[Lil Donyel]???)

Moon Grass Mountain:
A patchwork of lo-fi nostalgia and scattered songwriting styles, Moon Grass Mountain conceives music in a living diary that you found in a dusty closet under the stairs. Every release is a compilation of multiple genres and textures that are haphazardly captured with the spirit of a 14 year old’s 4 track ambition. “New Old Cat” is the next collection of songs and will proudly be released under Marriage Records. It is an album that will challenge your idea of music fidelity by delivering identifiable noise in the oddest of living room recordings.

James V:
Is a carbon-based recording artist whose debut EP San Narciso to be released August 2016. From fall 2014 to late 2015 James toiled in his home studio for countless hours making uninformed, irrational technical decisions spurred by depression and failing physical health due to the rampant asbestos leak in his house. Secluded in this haze, he created San Narciso, an oblong dreamy stew of psych and funk with elements of Reichian minimalism, which his guitar teacher of 10 years referred to as “Morrissey jizz”. After emailing out his EP link to countless interns across the globe, James finally found a home in Marriage Records, which has released albums by artists such as Dirty Projectors and tUnE-yArDs. He makes his first ever debut live performance at GnarBurger. Look for his tape coming soon to Marriage Records.

Bambi and Cole met on a basketball court, filming a music video for a band that didn’t exist. After dating for six months, the two were married last August under a blanket of smoke from the season’s forest fires. Reptaliens quickly evolved from a conceptual collage of ideas into the bedroom recording project for the duo; captured through analog synthesizers, electric guitars and recorded onto tape through an old karaoke machine.
As long time, active participants in the Portland music scene, Bambi and Cole call on a number of talented musicians to guest on songs throughout the entirety of Reptaliens recordings. Julian Kowalski joins the group live as Dr. Shiki and gently coats the sound, textures, and metaphysical substance that forms Reptaliens.
Inspired by sci-fi art, cult mentality and deep connections, Reptaliens create low fidelity chameleon dreamscapes somewhere between abstract expressionism and surrealism. Reptaliens is a project of exploration.
Recommend if you like:
1. Cults
2. Ariel Pink
3. Beach House

See you there! ;-)

3436 N Figueroa
Los Angeles CA, 90065
United States of America

Marriage Records is a subsidiary of Gnar Tapes & Shit.