Marcus Marr & Chet Faker
Stream New Single “Birthday Card” Now
New EP Out December 4 on Detail Records / Downtown Records
U.S. Tour Dates Together This December
Marcus Marr and Chet Faker released “The Trouble with Us” earlier this fall, and it hit #1 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart, #1 on HypeMachine and more. The track is the first single from their 4-track EP Work, out next Friday, December 4 via Faker’s own label, Detail Records. The duo recently released second single “Birthday Card.” Hear it now - https://soundcloud.com/marcus-marr/marcus-marr-chet-faker-birthday-card
Over the past few years, a musical admiration between Chet Faker and Marcus Marr has grown, which culminated in a four-day sojourn in Marr’s South London studio earlier this year. Over the four-day recording session, four songs were written, as the two discovered that Marr’s powerful, punchy dance production perfectly balanced Faker’s soulful vocals. Marr is also set to open for Faker on a select number of U.S. dates this winter, including a New Year’s Eve show at San Francisco’s Mezzanine. See tour dates below.
South London-based DJ Marcus Marr has been releasing acclaimed records via DFA Records over the last few years, including “Brown Sauce,” named in Pitchfork’s Tracks earlier this year, and “The Music,” named one of the “Best Dance Tracks of 2013” by SPIN. A regular at Berlin’s notorious nightclub Berghain/Panorama Bar, the lifelong music obsessive's first encounters with dance music were acid house records that augmented his vinyl collection of rock and soul, and attending all night parties under Brixton's St Matthews Church. Traveling to the south of England to watch DJ Harvey play a lengthy set, he saw the kind of power a DJ can wield over a willing crowd.
An artist of considerable range, Chet Faker writes, performs and records all of his own music, giving it a warm, intimate feel with a solid groove structure. His critically acclaimed album Built On Glass was released in the spring of 2014, and was widely welcomed by music fans internationally. He’s gone on to perform sold out shows on five continents including three nights at New York’s Terminal 5 and stand-out performances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Primavera and Glastonbury.
And how does a relationship between a London-based DJ and Brooklyn-based Australian producer blossom? Twitter, obviously. Notes Marr, “Nick posted my song on Twitter. I messaged him and said thanks and a conversation started - all nerdy stuff about recording processes. Pretty soon we started exchanging song ideas in voice memos. He then suggested maybe we try and do something together.”
WORK DIGITAL ASSETS
“Birthday Card” – https://soundcloud.com/marcus-marr/marcus-marr-chet-faker-birthday-card
“The Trouble With Us” - https://soundcloud.com/marcus-marr/marcus-marr-chet-faker-the-trouble-with-us
CHET FAKER TOUR DATES
Dec 13 Fairbridge, Australia - Disconnect Festival
Dec 28 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory +
Dec 29 San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park +
Dec 30 South Lake Tahoe, CA - SnowGlobe Festival
Dec 31 San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine +
+ notes shows with Marcus Marr