Brooklyn’s Marble House does it again with a tight, introspective single that merits repeated listening (9.5)
“Heart Beat,” the latest single from BK’s Marble House presents the band at their most forthright, vulnerable and honest to date. The track is soaked in the sweat of a fever a dream but packaged inside the comfort of an air conditioned hotel to ease the pain and let the experience of listening truly take hold. As Marble House put it on the website they made to promote the track, ” Driven to create a new sonic world all their own, they melded drum machine and synthesizer flourishes with tight guitar-driven rock, honing in on a sound for a year before jumping into the local Brooklyn live circuit. ” A more apt description could not exist; except for the fact that this description does not express just how good this track is.
After hearing Heart Beat once, it’s extremely likely that you’ll want to listen again. Singers Nicole Pettigraw and Gabe Friedman effectively express sadness with a huge helping of warmth and charisma that makes Marble House a band worth keeping up with. Recalling the very best of Deerhunter, Of Montreal and Shy Boyz, Marble House has a bright future ahead. One can only hope that Heart Beat is the precursor to an LP’s worth of tunes. If even half of the tracks on a full length release are half as good as Heart Beat, it will be an easy contender for Album of the Year (fingers crossed for a release in 2020?).