Band Marino – The Sea and the Beast

by oz on April 2, 2007

Band Marino

Band Marino’s bio reads, “Band Marino is a 5-piece rock band. They enjoy playing music and eating pizza.” After spending almost a year and a half polishing off their self-produced debut album, The Sea and The Beast (with no previous music production experience), maybe there was no energy left for a more detailed description. The hard work paid off. The album is incredible and I would have never known the production was handled by a group of amateurs from Orlando.

We first got wind of Band Marino after Rolling Stone crowned them as one of the top 25 bands on MySpace. They were our #1 band from that list and The Sea and The Beast has been in my car’s 6-disc rotation ever since. You’ll hear banjo-fueled, back porch sing-a-longs, mandolin ballads, some indie power-pop, and a little bit of nonsense. The album has varying styles throughout and a diverse song selection that keeps you guessing. Band Marino are at the top of my list of unsigned bands.

I grew up listening to The Nitty Gritty Dirtband and didn’t think I’d see it on too many bands’ list of influences, but low and behold, there it is on Band Marino’s. I guess it’s a match made in heaven. Take a listen to the songs below and if you like what you hear, make the purchase on iTunes. There’s more where those came from.

Band Marino – Every Time I Make a Girl Cry I Know I’ve Done My Job

Band Marino – American Patriot

Band Marino – Someday We All Must Die

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Brother April 2, 2007 at 4:08 pm

Oz – wait a second, did you just refer to your 6-disc changer in your car? After devoting a whole section of the blog to “music technology” and personally writing a post about the demise of the CD, you limit your road listening to 6 albums heard via the compact disc. I must admit that I have grown to admire and trust your music prowess over the last 6 months. But that admiration has just has just dropped a notch. Go buy yourself one of many iPod adapters for your car and send the bill to me. It is the least I can do to repay you for all the many, on-point music recommendations.

oz April 2, 2007 at 4:30 pm

I have one of those Monster iPod adapters that plugs into my cigarette lighter, but I’m sick of losing the signal all the time. I have to push a button and then change the station on the fly, which just isn’t safe Brother. Since I have a network music player in my house that can’t play iTunes purchases unless I burn the songs to cd and then re-import them, I’m left with lots of CD’s. Hopefully DRM will die today. More on that shortly…

tacy April 2, 2007 at 4:56 pm

Oz…haven’t you been using XM a lot lately?

Woody April 2, 2007 at 7:03 pm

Every Time I Make a Girl Cry I Know I’ve Done My Job is one of the best tunes I’ve heard from an unsigned band in quite some time. I agree that is diverse selection of tunes. Some I think are tremendous, some leave me confused. All in all, I think this is a band to keep your eye on.

As for Oz’s lack of technical ‘no-how,’ get a new stereo with the digital connection. Costs about $400. You;ll be a happier man.

Dan Marino October 21, 2008 at 9:52 am

Band Marino drops some political wisdom on everyone. way to go, boys

Arisha Martin March 12, 2009 at 11:17 am

“Someday We All Must Die” is one of the greatest song i have ever heared.

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