Marriage + Cancer’s latest single “Honor, On Our Knees” is a perfect example of the Portland, OR quartet’s compelling merging of In Utero-era Nirvana’s raw emotional intensity with Drive Like Jehu and Jesus Lizard’s musical prowess and melodic contortions.
Marriage + Cancer will be available on LP and download on February 9, 2018 through Self Sabotage Records, a division of Super Secret Records. You can pre-order the album here.
Marriage + Cancer are a quickly rising noisy melodic band from Portland, OR. Their heavy, driving, chaotic sound has captivated audiences in the Pacific Northwest, grabbing the attention of Austin label Self Sabotage, who jumped to release the band’s full length debut. The album was recorded LIVE at vocalist/guitarist Robert Comitz’s Stop/Start Studio, engineered by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Melvins, Neurosis) and mixed by Brent Asbury (Pinback).
Marriage + Cancer sounds off from the jagged recesses of domestic landscape, their self-titled debut letting out a bellicose & harrowing howl into today’s political & social voids. Rising from the ashes of K Records band Nucular Aminals, vocalist/guitarist Robert Comitz reformed the band under its new moniker, shedding the former’s organ grinding & jaunty goth riffs for a heavier approach ranging from the thumping bass of album opener “Command + Comply” to the early-Sonic Youth-esque riffing of “Gound” to the rhythmic expanse of “View From A Cross.”
The band is comprised of Comitz (who also plays guitar is Ssold [w/ members of Get Hustle, Rabbits]), guitarist Jay Mechling, bassist Christian Carmine (also currently in Marmits, previously in Fist Fite) and drummer Chase Hall (also of The Swan Thief).
February 10 – Portland, OR at Tonic Lounge (Album Release Party)