The Meaning of Life
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The Meaning of Life

Brooklyn, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Brooklyn, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
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The Meaning of Life – Play Fuego

Another 100% unsigned band. The Meaning of Life is a Brooklyn trio, whose influences go from Blondie to The Jesus and Mary Chain. “Play fuego” is an EP made of echoes and fuzz, in which melodic vocals alternate with noisy distortions. It mixes Twilight Singers’ gloominess, reverbs, and delays (Four legs and fangs) with upbeat pop-rock (Laura V) and noisy guitar solos which teleport us back to Warhol’s The Factory (Everything is fine). This clash of opposites creates an even more captivating shade. Even if it takes a song or two to do so, it’s still worth the wait. - Another DIY Music Blog, by Fab 'Electra'


Those of you that have met singer Marta DeLeon already know it doesn't take long before you feel like you've known her for years. For those of you that haven't met her, this is the feeling you'll get after checking out her new band The Meaning of Life. A three piece made up from the spirit of Jesus and the Mary Chain, The Cult, and pretty much any band that landed on the soundtrack to 'Lost in Translation,' Meaning of Life celebrates the people you meet along your path... and cranks their stories up to a percolated boil. Mixing shimmering gems written by guitarist (and Chilean explorer) Christian Gallardo with Marta's transcendent soprano (and love of cats), newest single Laura V. (off new EP 'Play Fuego') will have you leaping up into the air ready to proclaim the answer to everything... or at least have you leaping up into the air for the hell of it.

See the band when they play with Black Salad and Wojick on October 13, at Fort Useless. - Mike Levine (@goldnuggets) - The Deli Magazine


Laura V.” from the NY-based The Meaning of Life is a retro new wave track that reminds me of a cross between early Cult and acts like Modern English and Blondie. The track features melodic, jangly guitar melodies weaving around hauntingly sexy female vocals that could easily fit on any Brat Pack soundtrack circa 1985. The drum track is especially hypnotic, as I found myself unconsciously snapping my neck to the songs peppy beat. If you are fan of 80’s new wave, you’ll definitely dig The Meaning of Life. - BandSoup.com


The Meaning Of Life are actually pretty damn good. They are a three-piece, with a lady singer that also plays bass. They have 80s Brit thing going on, like many of their Brooklyn contemporaries, but they are good with it. Some signal chain issues on the guitar expressionist's part hampered things a bit, but I was pretty impressed with them musically. Hot ladies with Rickerbacker basses never hurt either. - Jadedscenesternyc.blogspot.com


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Play Fuego EP
themeaningoflife.bandcamp.com

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It was the Summer of 12', Chris woke up from his Chilean ventures surrounded by alot of song ideas that he didn't want to croon. Marta answered his ad in the middle of writing a frustrating term paper about managing students by forming a human robot. They started collaborating over iced coffees and humorous imitations of David Lynch characters. With an affinity for classic pop structures ala 60's and 80's bands, beauty and weirdness also reared their heads from favorites like Yo La Tengo and Nirvana to name a few to their developing sound. Thus -
The Meaning of Life.

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