Marble Sounds

Marble Sounds

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Their music between The Notwist and Pinback is especially recommended for those mornings when you have all the time you want to get out of bed ! Their song 'Good Occassions' has more than 2 million views on Youtube.
2 000 000 people can't be wrong!

Biography

At the helm of Marble Sounds is Pieter Van Dessel, who is also part half of the electro band Plastic Operator. His first offering under the moniker Marble Sounds came about in 2007, while residing in Montreal, Canada. That four song EP, "A Painting Or A Spill", tuned into the unabashed nostalgia of bands like Pinback, The Notwist and Eels, layering beauty on top bitter-sweet sentiment. The track 'Redesign' received considerable air play on Belgian national radio (Radio 1, StuBru) and was picked up by the BBC DJ Steve Lamacq.

Back in Belgium, Van Dessel put together a band consisting of Gianni Marzo (Isbells), Frederik Bastiaensen (ex-General Mindy), Christophe Vandewoude and Johan De Coster (Soon). In a matter of weeks, Marble Sounds was opening for bands such as Why?, Micah P. Hinson, HRSTA and Keith Caputo (Life of Agony). The band also contributed the opening track to Chapter Music's tribute to Kath Bloom alongside such musical beau monde as Devendra Banhart, The Dodos, Bill Callahan and Mark Kozelek.

Marble Sounds released their first full-length CD 'Nice Is Good' (Zealrecords) in 2010. The album features vocals by Robert Pollard (Guided by Voices) and a song co-written with Tokyo singersongwriter Miwako Shimizu. 'Nice Is Good' caused a stir in their home country, receiving great reviews (CD of the Week in national newspaper De Morgen) and massive airplay. Single 'Sky High' spend more than two months in highest rotation on national radio Studio Brussels. The album track 'Good Occassions' has more than 2 million (!!!) views on Youtube.

The band played more than 70 shows in Benelux. Both at clubs and on festivals (Dour Festival, Eurosonic, Crossing Border, De Nachten, Feeërieën,...)

In march 2013 a new album will be released on Zealrecords.

Discography

Full Albums:
'Nice Is Good' (Zealrecords, 2010)
new album coming up in march 2013 (Zealrecords, 2013)

EP:
'A Painting or a Spill' (Rainorsnow Records, 2007)

Remixes:
Amatorski: '22 Februar' (2011)
Yuko: 'No Trees Up Here' (Debonair, 2008)
Soon: 'Serenade The City' (Funtime, 2006)