Mariage Blanc

Mariage Blanc

 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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Mariage Blanc is a five piece indie-pop band from Pittsburgh, PA.
Put simply, we play pop music with a big emphasis on melody and
arrangement.

Recommended if you like The Zombies, Ambulance LTD, Elliott Smith, The Morning Benders etc...

Biography

Mariage Blanc is a five-piece, indie-pop band based in Pittsburgh, PA. Their self-released debut EP, Broken Record (2008), received overwhelmingly positive reviews:

"a wonderful array of melodically rich songs, never lacking in hooks or fresh ideas." - Mike Mineo, Obscure Sound

“That music-supervisor-friendliness, as well as the kind of lush orchestration and arrangement suited to the era of Arcade Fires, Polyphonic Sprees and Broken Social Scenes, make Broken Record a very promising debut.” - Aaron Jentzen, Pittsburgh City Paper

"an amazing debut" - Jeremy Aaron, Absolutepunk.net

Work on the follow-up to Broken Record began in the spring of 2009, when Mariage Blanc spent three months transforming a gutted warehouse into a functional rehearsal and recording studio. Over the summer and fall, the band held highly collaborative writing sessions which yielded the material for their debut LP.

Recording began in late January 2010, and the initial sessions were plagued by equipment failures, snowstorms, and even disintegrating master tapes. Six months later the band found themselves with a completed album and a realized sound: self-assured, melodic, and harmonically rich. Mariage Blanc will be released on November 16th, 2010.

Mariage Blanc is touring the U.S. in late 2010. Look for further tour dates in early 2011.

Discography

Broken Record - EP - 2008 (self-released)
Mariage Blanc - LP - 2010 (self-released)