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Song: Four Loko Blues

Artist: Mars And The Massacre

Album: EP A

So I recently got a message from Mars and The Massacre (click = MaTM tumblr). They are a garage rock psychedelic trio from LA - which you probably know already if you read the post on my tumblr. But I just wanted to say,if you’re a fan of my music taste, I think you may enjoy their tunes. It was a pleasant surprise to hear that it wasn’t some crappy musicians who think they’re good when they aren’t. These guys know what they’re doing. Personally, my favourite song off their EP is Pete & Pete. Unfortunately, the size of the file is too big for tumblr to handle, and I can’t upload it (which sucks). BUT you can find it on their Bandcamp page (which doesn’t suck).

So go check out Mars and The Massacre by clicking the links, or going through my tumblr until you find their submission (Thanks for using the submit option, btw!!).

I hope I didn’t write too much that people tuned out. Sorry, BUT LISTEN TO THE SONG THO. - I'm So Good At Finding Bad Music


Song: Four Loko Blues

Artist: Mars And The Massacre

Album: EP A

So I recently got a message from Mars and The Massacre (click = MaTM tumblr). They are a garage rock psychedelic trio from LA - which you probably know already if you read the post on my tumblr. But I just wanted to say,if you’re a fan of my music taste, I think you may enjoy their tunes. It was a pleasant surprise to hear that it wasn’t some crappy musicians who think they’re good when they aren’t. These guys know what they’re doing. Personally, my favourite song off their EP is Pete & Pete. Unfortunately, the size of the file is too big for tumblr to handle, and I can’t upload it (which sucks). BUT you can find it on their Bandcamp page (which doesn’t suck).

So go check out Mars and The Massacre by clicking the links, or going through my tumblr until you find their submission (Thanks for using the submit option, btw!!).

I hope I didn’t write too much that people tuned out. Sorry, BUT LISTEN TO THE SONG THO. - I'm So Good At Finding Bad Music


With a word like ‘Massacre’ in the title and their Facebook page exclaiming they have ‘Traveled from Mars to fuck your eardrums’ you may think Mars and The Massacre is a hardcore metal band. Wrong. They are surprising, fun, and highly satisfying in a non-genre specific way. Los Angeles based Mars and The Massacre is Badass Band 67.

Mars and the Massacre brought themselves to my attention and after listening to their tunes, I realized it had been quite a long time since I’d heard a really good fun as hell band. Let me explain. There are a multitude of band categories in my world, let me just explain a few here to make my point. There are the bands that are amazing lyrically, that are really insightful and provoke deep thought. There are bands that make amazing music but are boring on stage. There are the bands that are rad both lyrically and performance-wise, the ones that not only are thought provoking but really put on a kickass show. Then there are bands that are fun and zany lyrically as well as performance-wise. All of these categories hold serious weight in my world, none is specifically better than another, just different. One thing they all have in common is they involve amazing musical talent. Mars and the Massacre falls under the last category I described here. They are a combination of The Offspring, Weezer, and The Flaming Lips. The songs that they have readily available for listen on their Facebook page are ‘Four Loko Blues’ and ‘Party Song’. The cool thing about these songs is instrumentally they take you through a variety of genres, their songs seem to build from slow, spacey melodies to full on heavier rock/punk by the end of the track or mixed in between. Both tunes boast catchy hooks and are highly relatable. These are great songs to go out and bounce around to and sing at the top of your lungs with lines like “We’re gonna get fucked up today…” or “I don’t remember what was said, or what was done, but I’ve got proof, its on the back of my hand…”

Mars and the Massacre is comprised of John Newell, Peter Doherty, and Ethan Walden, and these guys are a trio of energetic, fired up badassery. I recently caught their live show and there is no lacking in loudness, energy or fun. They are infectious. I don’t know that any one person was entirely standing still in the crowd. I have to say they also won me over with a cover of the theme song from ‘The Adventures of Pete & Pete’. They are also a bit unusual in a couple of aspects. One being that there is no on stage banter, however, you stay entertained because of their sampler which is spouting all kinds of random hilarious clips between songs. Also, these guys switch instruments for different songs, which is something that many bands don’t seem to attempt, thus another reason to see this guys live. - Badass Bands Blog


With a word like ‘Massacre’ in the title and their Facebook page exclaiming they have ‘Traveled from Mars to fuck your eardrums’ you may think Mars and The Massacre is a hardcore metal band. Wrong. They are surprising, fun, and highly satisfying in a non-genre specific way. Los Angeles based Mars and The Massacre is Badass Band 67.

Mars and the Massacre brought themselves to my attention and after listening to their tunes, I realized it had been quite a long time since I’d heard a really good fun as hell band. Let me explain. There are a multitude of band categories in my world, let me just explain a few here to make my point. There are the bands that are amazing lyrically, that are really insightful and provoke deep thought. There are bands that make amazing music but are boring on stage. There are the bands that are rad both lyrically and performance-wise, the ones that not only are thought provoking but really put on a kickass show. Then there are bands that are fun and zany lyrically as well as performance-wise. All of these categories hold serious weight in my world, none is specifically better than another, just different. One thing they all have in common is they involve amazing musical talent. Mars and the Massacre falls under the last category I described here. They are a combination of The Offspring, Weezer, and The Flaming Lips. The songs that they have readily available for listen on their Facebook page are ‘Four Loko Blues’ and ‘Party Song’. The cool thing about these songs is instrumentally they take you through a variety of genres, their songs seem to build from slow, spacey melodies to full on heavier rock/punk by the end of the track or mixed in between. Both tunes boast catchy hooks and are highly relatable. These are great songs to go out and bounce around to and sing at the top of your lungs with lines like “We’re gonna get fucked up today…” or “I don’t remember what was said, or what was done, but I’ve got proof, its on the back of my hand…”

Mars and the Massacre is comprised of John Newell, Peter Doherty, and Ethan Walden, and these guys are a trio of energetic, fired up badassery. I recently caught their live show and there is no lacking in loudness, energy or fun. They are infectious. I don’t know that any one person was entirely standing still in the crowd. I have to say they also won me over with a cover of the theme song from ‘The Adventures of Pete & Pete’. They are also a bit unusual in a couple of aspects. One being that there is no on stage banter, however, you stay entertained because of their sampler which is spouting all kinds of random hilarious clips between songs. Also, these guys switch instruments for different songs, which is something that many bands don’t seem to attempt, thus another reason to see this guys live. - Badass Bands Blog


Discography

EP A (May 2013)

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Mars & The Massacre is an L.A. based band with its members all originally hailing from Indianapolis, IN. Formed in early January 2013, the group has already gained a strong following in Los Angeles, being known particularly for their entrancing and unpredictable live shows. Members switching instruments is a common sight at a Mars & The Massacre show, as are bowed guitars, strange 1950's sci-fi samples, television sets, projectors, TV remote controls replacing guitar picks, fake blood, and even fire dancing.

"...these guys are a trio of energetic, fired up badassery. I recently caught their live show and there is no lacking in loudness, energy or fun. They are infectious. I don’t know that any one person was entirely standing still in the crowd." - Badass Bands Blog