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Marina City


  1. 1.
    Man in the Mirror
  2. 2.
    Dreamers Never Die
  3. 3.
    I Can't Love You
  4. 4.
    Better Weather
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Marina City’s blend of emo, R&B, and alternative pop create infectiously dark and commanding choruses that have given the band their dedicated fanbase.
Droning and brooding synthesizers reminiscent of The Weeknd sweep through the songs, while biting and soulful Motown-eque vocals dance over the top. No matter the lyrical tone, the rhythm section pushes the listeners along through toe-tapping grooves while the lead guitar finds space to add it’s own technicality and taste. Following the lead of bands like Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors, The 1975, and Fall Out Boy; Marina City is poised to walk that fine line, teetering back and forth from “mainstream alternative” to “top 40 pop” like only a band could.
Nationally renowned festivals, such as Riot Fest, Warped Tour, PIQNIQ, have had Marina City grace their lineup. Singles, “Better Weather” and “Man In The Mirror” have been on rotation nationally for Cumulus radio stations and “Dreamers Never Die” can be heard at Chicago Bulls games. Their musical distinctiveness has earned the six-piece praise from the likes of MTV News, Alternative Press, Rock Sound, the title of 2016 Band of the Year by the Chicago Nightlife Awards and Ernie Ball.


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