“Why look for the living among the dead?”
One of my favorite finds in the past six months comes by way of Springfield five-piece the Mariner. After the mostly random discovery some months ago, I have been keeping a close eye on the new band and their undertakings. When given the direct opportunity to post two new downloadable tracks here on the site, I leapt to oblige. Vocalist and guitar player Chase Castor channels the influence and vocal stylings of the Decemberists’ Colin Meloy to an artful degree. Whether or not he gets the comparison often no matter, it is certainly not bad company to keep. The band’s mellifluous indie-rock and its ambient leanings is sure impress those with a discerning ear.