the señors of marseille
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the señors of marseille

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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"...It's hard to compare them to anyone because I truly think they have an original sound... go see them play I am sure it's a blast."

- Jolby Design Blog


"This upstart duo turned trio from the great city of Brooklyn, New York, spins harmonious euphonies that caught me off guard as I tried to place where I had heard this familiar yet alien sound. These haunting, untraceable melodies permanently lodged themselves into the depths of my cerebrum as I drifted to sleep last night, and I have yet to pry them from my subconscious. So here I sit, musing over their inspired verses and daydreaming of what I would be like if I too gave it all up to follow my dreams." - Life In The Crotch Blog


"...the music hums with the sun-splash jangle of California, with a hint of dark-art New York bubbling below the surface. In short, it's a sound accessible for every music lover." - CMJ.com - Joe Puglisi


"Their music is so sweet you'll need an insulin shot. In a good way." - RadioStereoRadio Blog


the Señors of Marseille won’t be kept a secret for long. their EP is full of really fun jams… well produced, catchy, warm, and unique.
they’ve got a single coming out on april 22 titled cat scratch, i got a little sneak peek and it’s my favorite of their jams so far. word on the street is, there’ll be a full length LP later this year, maybe summer, maybe not… but you didn’t hear that from me.

i also love love love the album art for their self titled EP. that’s actually one of the reasons i decided to give them a listen.

it was designed by a guy named joshua kenyon who’s got a really great style. you can check out his other work on his website.

go check out their self titled EP on iTunes. it’s only like 6 bucks, and it’s well worth it.

also, keep your eyes peeled for the new single coming out on april 22. it’s really great.

i’m telling you, these guys are going to take off, and you’ll be able to say you knew about them before anyone else did.
because you’re too hip for your own good. way to go, you. - hipstercollective.com


on cat scratch: "Elvis Costello meets Jonathon Richman stylings... A tune so catchy you’ll be humming it in your sleep."


kevin diamond, Quiet Color - http://quietcolor.com/qc/?p=3040
- Quiet Color


" band that truly entertains... specializing in all things creative, unique and fun."

Christa Fletcher, Channel One - http://www.channelone.com/music/senors-of-marseille/
- Channel One News


"...unrepentantly upbeat and earnest...

a band that can get away with channeling Dexy’s Midnight Runners...

With only a self-titled EP to their name and a string of local shows with such fellow sunny rockers as Dinosaur Feathers and pow wow! (both EF faves), the Señors – Graham, Matt, and Vlad – are slowly carving out their own happy place amidst the concrete and frowns of the borough. Their sound recalls Bombadil’s homespun eccentricity as much as it does the otherworldly glam of Kevin Barnes and Of Montreal, which is to say their music runs the same sort of wide gamut their name implies…unless you come across French men who refer to themselves as señors on a regular basis?

read the full article here: http://earfarm.com/features/8371 - Earfarm


"Holiday Records keep outdoing themselves...

So The Señors of Marseille is one of their latest releases. Most of their stuff has a similar easy going pop feel. Davey is a more uptempo song than what’s been coming out of Holiday Records lately and I was pleasantly surprised to hear this song from them. I wish I could tell you more about the band. I don’t know much. I know they’re from New York and that’s about it. But that’s OK, it never hurts to have some mystery in pop music right?"

read the full article here: http://indiemp3couk.wordpress.com/2009/09/20/the-senors-of-marseille/
- www.indie-mp3.co.uk


Discography

"Tubular" - 2010
"Davey" - Holiday Records - 2009 ( http://holidayrecords.net/ )
"cat scratch" (single) - 2009
"the coolest girl in new york" - 2009 Music Video Release
"davey" - 2009 Film Soundtrack (Downtown Delusional Divas at www.indexmagazine.com)
"the senors of marseille EP" - 2008
"Here In New York" - 2008 Single/Film Soundtrack
"Cat Scratch" - 2007 Single

EP and singles available online (iTunes/amazon/emusic) and on their website - www.senorsmusic.com.

The short film "Wildflower" is available at:
www.myspace.com/senorsofmarseille

The film, "Downtown Delusional Divas," is available at Index Magazine's Website, www.indexmagazine.com/ddd.

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Bio

"The sun-splash jangle of California with a hint of dark-art New York" (Joe Puglisi, CMJ.com) -

Fresh off their critically-acclaimed release on Holiday Records (The Drums, Surfer Blood, The Young Friends), a spot in indie-film sensation Delusional Downtown Divas soundtrack (with Lissy Trullie), and a jam-packed summer concert schedule, the señors of marseille hit Marcata studios (The Walkmen, Titus Andronicus) to record their recently released full-length, Tubular.

Things were not always this sunny for the señors, however. Matt Swope and Graham Bishop wrote their first song on a four-track tape recorder in a dingy closet with a Casio keyboard and a flipped over bucket. Struggling to come up with lyrics, the two took turns sing-reading from a Sears catalog – the song was called, one-thousand-pound capacity flatbed wagon. It was terrible.

Years after these half-hearted, college attempts at cool, the two flew from L.A. to Brooklyn and got serious (kinda). With thoughts and tunes no longer borrowed from the pages of corporate catalogs, Matt and Graham formed the faux-baroque/folk/powerpop band, the señors of marseille.

Less than a month later, before they had even recorded their first EP, the Señors landed a residency at one of NY's most respected indie clubs – Pianos – where they became known for their boisterous, danceable performances. At around the same time, they hit the studio to record their first EP, which includes collaborations with critically-acclaimed indie cellist Emily Hope Price and sweet, sexy vocalist Lillian Ruiz.

Excitement about the "señors of marseille EP," released late in 2008, came quick. In January ’09, CMJ.com recognized the señors as a Spotlight Artist and writer Joe Puglisi heralded their music as “a sound accessible for every music lover.”

At the same time, "Davey," co-written with Bartholomew Bishop, was featured on the soundtrack for Delusional Downtown Divas – an Index Magazine film series - with fellow NY rock and roller, Lissy Trullie.

The señors’ music was also featured in the film "Wildflower," which brought home three awards for Untucked Films at Tropfest 2008 - the world's largest short film festival.

The señors of marseille have received recognition from Mike Pinder’s Songwars 2009, a featured artist spot at indiefeed.com, as well as blog and print media attention on all continents (except Africa and Antarctica).

Recently, the señors of marseille have played with:

- pow wow!
- The Beets
- darlings
- Air Waves
- Dinosaur Feathers
- Pearl and The Beard
- I’m Turning Into

They've played at popular NY venues, including:
- Cake Shop
- Public Assembly
- Pianos
- Spike Hill
- The Cameo Gallery
- Lit Lounge
- Shea Stadium
and more...

Tubular, the señors of marseille's first full-length, is available for download free here: http://thesenorsofmarseille.bandcamp.com/