Punk, pop and surf hybrid Marge releasing debut EP Not Bad on cassette via Ranch Records

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Philly DIY band Marge just announced their EP Not Bad – released digitally back in April – will be reissued on cassette and available in local record stores on June 3rd.  The band will hold its release show on June 5th at West Philadelphia’s Golden Tea House. The 7-track album compliments whimsical vocals with harder melodies and guitar riffs, digging into the band’s thoughts and feelings about the present and the future. Make sure you grab the album after the release show on June 5, or online via Ranch Records; stream the whole thing below via Bandcamp.


Marge release twee pop debut Not Bad


You might get a vibe of cynical apathy from an initial look at local outfit Marge and its new EP. The album is called Not Bad, after all, and aside from a Bandcamp page there isn’t much else out there from the quartet, not even a Facebook page (edit: Facebook page is here).  But that doesn’t really matter once you listen to the twee pop songs on the effort – they speak for themselves as a collection of pop culture-referencing nuggets that are sugary and gritty at the same time.  Without a carefully curated social media presence, and only first initials / last names listed in the album credits, Marge is currently a local enigma that will hopefully keep doing what they’re doing.