December 14, 2020
Written By Lou Watson
MARINE ANTHROPOLOGY RELEASES THEIR NEW EUPHORIC SINGLE "RIVER TO THE CLIFF"
Indie rock band “Marine Anthropology” have just released their single “River to the Cliff” their third and final single leading up to their upcoming album “Sparks in the Glass''.” In the past, Marine Anthropology has made an appearance on our playlists, and we are very honored to be given an advanced listen.
I can’t lie when I say I was thrown off at the beginning of this track, but it grew on us. It begins with about 5 strums of a guitar and falls off abruptly, and continues this pattern over time. Then a few picks from another guitar come in, along with the drums, soon after. It’s very chaotic but fluid at the same time. Though, at surface level it doesn’t make much sense, the more you listen the more it starts to come together especially after the calm. 1:30 into the song, it finally begins to calm. As it starts to pick up again we begin hearing all the different scattered pieces we once heard before, but in their respective places. Almost as if we just took a breath and finally put the puzzle pieces back together.
This track reminds me of works of the Arctic Monkeys, but with the distinctive vocals of Julia Casablancas. A pure 2012’s alternative rock sound, my personal favorite. This piece makes me imagine star-gazing. Looking up at the stars as if we’re in a sped up timelapse. It’s scary and chaotic, but eventually it goes back to real-time and we’re able to spot our favorite constellations
I can honestly say, this track is like no other. It’s different, obscure, and weird..but that’s just the way we like it here at Punkaganda. Even in its unusual formatting, it’s a really thought out, amazing piece. We hope everyone finds the beauty in this piece as we did and we can’t wait to see what else Marine Anthropology has in store for us in the future.