Friday, October 1, 2010

MarilynMusic Addresses Gulf Oil Crisis With New Track "The Black Wave"

With each new day, the details of the damage caused by the BP oil spill in Gulf of Mexico bring more bad news. It's the topic of many conversations, and many people's lives and businesses have been devastated as a result of it. Songwriting duo MarilynMusic is expressing their concern through a new track entitled, "The Black Wave" in an effort to bring attention to environmental and ecological issues before we reach the point of no return. The track is available on iTunes at

"Black Wave" is a pop testament to the tragic, disastrous and devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. MarilynMusic starts off with all of the elements of a hippie-era pop song - mellow vocals backed by strumming guitar and sounds from the ocean. But then it shifts into a higher gear, sounding like something from a hipster's playlist, but with more substance. Its profound focus is that we need to care more about our planet. With lyrics like "There's a black wave coming, darkness drowning out the light," and "Digging deep inside our mother's heart each day, her well will soon run dry if we don't change," MarilynMusic successfully gets the message across that we need to quickly get our priorities in order. Musically, it is a strong tune with a catchy rhythm and harmonic vocals. Adding to it is well placed guitar strumming by Michael Gaines and Colin Smith, with Casey Conrad doing his part on the bass and drums.

MarilynMusic is the partnership of musicians/composers Michael Gaines and Casey Conrad. Gaines and Conrad created MarilynMusic to marry their love and knowledge of a broad range of musical genres with the tastes of today's pop audience. The prolific duo has numerous tracks recorded and produced, with new material constantly coming down the pipeline. Gaines and Conrad collaborate on every aspect of the music from the writing to the finished product, but the two have distinct roles in the process. Gaines is primarily responsible for lyrical composition and Conrad produces the recordings. Both write the music and play on the recordings – Conrad on bass and drums and Gaines on guitar.

MarilynMusic released their debut EP, Pure Rock in May 2010 - a whirlwind tour through rock and roll history. Each song offers different timbres and seems to draw influence from a different place. With sound ranging from the Beatles to Steve Miller, these tracks are unique and definitely all rock.

"Black Wave" is available for purchase through iTunes at:

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Eric de Fontenay
18-14 Astoria Blvd.
Astoria, NY 11102

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