Noise Pop Presents
B Boys, Marbled Eye
2174 Market Street
San Francisco, CA, 94114
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Merchandise is a band fighting against the easy categorization reserved for abbreviated biographies. The project is equal parts punk misanthropy, maudlin balladeering, fine art, low humor, classical study, psychedelic spacecasing, mad science and pop genius.
Formed as a trio in Tampa, Florida in 2008, the band has undergone ceaseless revision and reinvention. After putting out numerous records and tapes on independent punk labels and touring the underground, the band truly hit its stride with the release of their second LP "Children of Desire" in April 2012. In addition to a very warm reception from fans, the record received praise from the likes of Pitchfork, NME, Spin, and numerous other critics and journals.
2013 saw the band releasing a new 12″ on Iowa City's excellent Night People label and touring extensively throughout America and Europe.
In 2014, Merchandise released their album 'After The End'.
Three psychos that came to be through fate by way of necessity, B Boys offer up to the world their sonic manifesto, No Worry No Mind. A relief from the mania, an expression of duality, an extension of Dadaism.
Born in different times from alternate altered states, these B's convene on the astral plane, channeling the individual experience and wisdom from their respective points of origin into a singular entity. Abstraction takes a triangular form: vibrant guitar melodies, undulating bass lines, deep swirling grooves. Sounds that transcend a linear timeline, splintering out across multiple spectrums. Interlocking vocals skillfully bob and weave overtop, their mantras resounding. But don't be fooled, they're just like anyone else — they put their chinos on one leg at a time.
You've got something growing out your neck, my friend. Are you willing to hear its call? Open your Self to the frequencies and let the vibrations illuminate your being.
Marbled Eye was formed in 2016 after Christopher Natividad and Michael Lucero were rumored to be collaborating on demos and booked (without their permission) to debut the songs at a Mission district warehouse show. The demos would soon be recorded at Oakland’s Secret Bathroom Studios and materialize as the SF / Oakland band’s self-released, self-titled debut EP, which was recently issued on cassette via San Francisco's Melters.