Now Playing:  Marian Hill Cast Bands And Brews Under Their Seductive Spell
    • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2017

    • Posted by: David Pitz

    The timing for our newest Bands + Brews couldn't be more perfect. To say that the jazz-infused, Philadelphia-based, electro pop duo Marian Hill have a lot of momentum would be a massive understatement. If you've spent any time camped out in front of the television of late, you've probably noticed Apple's funky new AirPods commercial. The thing that makes that commercial work so brilliantly? That would be "Down"; the lead track from the group's 2016 album, Act One.

    The band also recently teamed up with Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui on a funky slice of sample goodness called "Back To Me"; a track which is currently approaching 10 million plays on Spotify. All of this has Act One flying off the shelves...figuratively speaking, of course. You and I both know there are no record store shelves anymore (Sigh...).

    So yes, we feel incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to bring the band by our space for an extremely intimate version of Bands + Brews earlier this winter. With The Blue Point Brewing Company fueling the fun, Marian Hill showed why they're one of the more unique outfits currently inhabiting the world of indie pop. Here, singer Samantha Gongol and producer Jeremy Lloyd get our exclusive gathering of winter revelers going with an ultra-smooth blend of room rattling beats, breathy vocals, and funky flashes of sax. Because let's face it...our session could really use more sax, errr, appeal. Locking eyes with nearly everyone in the room, Gongol drew the audience in close the band's seductive sound. Backed by Lloyd's strategically cut beats, Marian Hill had the entire room cast under their spell. Now it's your turn.

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