Album: Songs To Turn The Tide
Label: Self Released
Web: Marathon Army
Marathon is a somewhat politically charged punk
band from New York. Their lead singer Aaron was the lead singer of another great New York
band, De La Hoya. This three song EP basically continues where De La Hoya left off.
"Langston's Motto" kicks off the disc, and it is the fastest of the bunch. Aaron
has such a great voice. A solid song, which leads into "Space Heater," the best
of the three. It is an extremely emotional song, and it really states how much potential
this band has. My favorite moment is where he screams, "There goes my chance. There
goes my chance. There goes my best chance." It's pretty heavy.
The amusingly titled "Our Dictator Can Beat Up Your Dictator" finishes
off the EP. It is a decent song, but isn't anything amazing. Marathon displays a good bit
of talent on this album, and I think their future looks pretty bright. This group sounds
extremely tight, and whoever signs them has a great band on their hands. Here's to hoping
someone takes notice of them. All and all, a solid debut.