The pride of New Hampshire’s music scene is back with another beautifully satisfying garage-tinged power pop album with Looking For Trouble.
Deftly marrying influences like The Ramones, The Jam and The Flamin’ Groovies, the second album from Marino (who also put in time with The Connection) is obvious proof that the first solo record wasn’t a fluke. Breezy, catchy and remarkably fun, he churns through 15 tracks (including 3 bonus songs) in no time, each clocking in at an average of two-and-a-half minutes, a Ramones-worthy feat.
The record opens with the garage-y singalong, “Even The Score,” setting a solid road map for what follows. The guitar is deceptively simple, a powerful sonic punch, and a tight rhythm section that serves his catchy vocals well. Although the record is crammed with great tracks, “At Night,” with the carnival-like organ intro-ing and outro-ing the song is a standout; an addictive power pop nugget that’s tough to shake even hours after you last listened to it.
Another wildly entertaining effort Marino. Also happens to be his best yet.