MARMALAKES

MARMALAKES

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandPopFolk

MARMALAKES is a rock-pop band from Austin, TX. Dynamic and lyrically-attentive, their songs carry folk-pop sensibilities with a feverish energy. They have played with Divine Fits, Portugal. the Man, and Surfer Blood and have sold out Rockwood Music Hall, The Mohawk and Empire Control Room. Since 2008, they've released 3 EPs and a 7-inch and they are really nice guys.

Band Members

  • Chase Weinacht Guitarist, Vocalist
  • Max Colonna Backup Vocalist, Bassist
  • Josh Halpern Backup Vocalist, Drummer

Other Info

Cover band: 
No
Record Label: 
Unsigned
Band Website
Social Media Links

Lyrics

Wells Tower Rosa Knees

Written By: Marmalakes

Well maybe they are really wells; I cannot yet tell
But her gift alive is a wild storm gripping and
Coming undone, oh oh, coming undone, oh oh

Wow maybe a tower’s not a bad idea
But stock in shine is hard to find if you’ve no dolled-out ears
To pair with, oh oh, to pair with, oh oh

So maybe the posted name is on the nation’s verse
But his sea of oohs is a grander clue to what the sight unearths
oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo
oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo

And maybe this bald spot is to be covered by a ball cap
But a map, home-leading me alone is all I’ll comb over

Won’t you come over, all I go over
Won’t you come over, all I go over

The Adventures of Jubilant John in Giggle City

Written By: Marmalakes

Spectacled his fair white face, thick glasses in black Beatnik frames
Straight-haired and honest-eyed, skinny as a saltine side
The fellow’s got a swell set of ears

He listens like a journal, but he won’t make your carpals cramp
As I sit spouting ‘bout how there’s no way to get a handle on

Jubilant John (Jubilant John)
Jubilant John (Jubilant John)

He’s one of just a few I know who will go to Giggle City
And even show you around

Well now he’s oceans away on a working holiday in Australia
Packing boxes, spinning spokes, acquainting with the Aussie folks
They call him ‘Aden’ there

And though his moniker is his middle name
Parted by the sea, he is still the same

Jubilant John (Jubilant John)
Jubilant John (Jubilant John)
Jubilant John (Jubilant John)
Jubilant John (Jubilant John)

He’s one of just a few I know who will go to Giggle City
And even show you around
‘Cause we’ve all been to Giggle City
It is a hell of a town

Geneva Hall

Written By: Marmalakes

Even clothed animals need nocturnal fixes,
When the only wish is to be at odds with light

Doused in the ditch is any grand scheme thinking,
Rectangle turn-arounds are no accidents

Geneva Hall, it was as if it was looking for us
The clean floor called, seeking a supply of scuffs
Slurred even sober voices bounce off boots and starch
Would you like to dance; it’s only our part

Blind-man Andy installs shutters by day
But windows will have to wait
Because he’s busy with his glass

Electrician Tristan, I see him sparking up with Suzie
I think he’s got her in his coozie
I think she’s got him cherry-picked

Ink-spill tar avenues have taken me
Through the routes,
Eggshell letters on algae metal do
Lead me to
The neon-speckled wooden walls
Just east,
Of “Highway Narcolepsy”
And the handwriting reads:

Geneva Hall, it was as if it was looking for us
The clean floor called, seeking a supply of scuffs
Slurred even sober voices bounce off boots and starch
Would you like to dance; it’s only our part
Would you like to dance in the dance hall dark
credits

White Height

Written By: Marmalakes

Ice swirls, mid-pour are gutter born
Live a hard, live a small span here
In the fit for shadow folds
That act as our northern corner coat

This winter night, the lack of light
is lessened by the ground's new height
new white height

Bright heat, circle we circle, keep rays away
don't crease up our clear cloak
do not trickle out such shadows
this coat may be cold, but I want it close
to cover us completely up in what clouds can

Hey Jon Cook
here I am, considering
here I am, clawing

This winter light in the lack of night
is emphasized by new white height
new white height

We're no longer in
This is not Austin
We're no longer in our city for one night

Discography

"Wells" Single -- self-released, March 14, 2013

"In Arnica" EP -- self-released, May 1, 2012

"Wait / White" 7-inch split w/ The Sour Notes -- No Play Music, February 7, 2012

"Even Clothed" EP -- self-released, November 15, 2011

"Wonder Winds" EP -- self-released, July 6, 2010

All releases are streaming at http://marmalakes.bandcamp.com.

Set List

Typically 25-60 minutes. A selection from our records as well as unrecorded songs.