From Fall 2012 through Summer 2013, Christopher Plaia and Patrick Bohan were holed up in San Diego’s Earthling Studios meticulously piecing together the ideas that would ultimately become Marqay’s debut album, Double Carousel.
The duo has worked together on a number of projects over a handful of years, but with Marqay they set out to tease the familiar spirit of vintage psych rock with the moody sulk of new wave. It’s like the orphaned love child of Ian Curtis and Robert Smith, raised by the members of Can and fashioned with a bump of ’60s psych.
The group recently enlisted Beto Alvarez (Walker Lundee) and Alexander Dausch (Tiger Milk Imports) to bring the music to a live setting. Now complete, the band is poised to make a very fast impact on how you think of new music.