Missiles and Markers
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Missiles and Markers

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"MXM on Kings of A&R"

Kings of A&R also known as KOAR is a music industry site that reports on ‘breaking’ music industry news, and we keep it interesting through our unique editorials. KOAR also reports on emerging artists’ that deserve national and global exposure.

Missiles and Markers was a recommended band to listen to on the January 30th, 2008 editorial. - KOAR


Roses In Ransom - EP (8 Tracks) - Released 10/07

Have been featured on numerous local stations as well as 92.3 Free Fm (Now KROQ) and XM Radio. (Opie and Anthony and JV and Elvis)



Northern New Jersey rock quintet Missiles and Markers hit the scene in early 2006 playing in backyards and basements. By mid-2007, The Guys had shared the stage with national acts such as The Starting Line, Bed Light For Blue Eyes, Spitalfield, Forever the Sickest kids and many others. Out of the basement and on to the Main stage, Missiles and Markers is one of the fastest growing rock acts in northern New Jersey.

Released in October 2007 was their long-anticipated first self-released EP titled ”Roses in Ransom,” which features tracks recorded by Jesse Cannon (Head Automatica, Say Anything) and PJ Bianco (The Jonas Brothers, Jump 5). The eight song compilation is a relief to fans who can finally get all the tracks in their headphones and sing along.

Missiles and Markers is fueled by the infectious songwriting of front-man Chris Simons; the soul behind MXM that injects a stunning and heart-pounding voice into a scene craving a unique new taste. Michael Boehm rips out tight guitar parts, alongside Jon Blendy, they pull the audience in with huge choruses and drench the stage with sweat. Combined with the tight rhythm of Tom McCarthy (bass) and Shawn Upton(drums), each Missiles and Markers show is a pleasure to the Ears, as well as the Eyes.

“We are trying to put our unique stamp on the scene,” says vocalist Chris Markers. “The goal is to put out a product that is from the heart, but still a lot of fun!”

In a scene dominated by Post hardcore and the overly Emo, Missiles and Markers offers a break from the stereotypical NJ scene.

“The Fact that we don’t fit into an exact category is probably why kids are listening” says Bassist Tom McCarthy. “Its all about writing songs that stay in your head after the show has ended, or the IPod is off.”

The songs are catchy and infectious; the show is passionate and invigorating, and Missiles and Markers is poised to be a rock Heavyweight, appearing on JV and Elvis (92.3 K-rock) and winning the 2007 Converse Battle of the Bands at the Journeys Backyard BBQ.

In a scene starving for innovation, Missiles and Markers feeds the growing crowds’ appetites with their anthem like choruses, and their hard crunch, then shakes it all up and mixes it with a pinch of Beatles-Esq. Pop.