MARRON: Self-titled: LP

Marron play punchy, rock’n’roll-inflected post-hardcore with husky, breathless vocals. They sound exactly like Swiz. Lyrics are in English and Spanish and are personal but just broad enough that they could be about being a brown person in the white punk scene, or in all of white America. But damn, I tune out for a second, forget what’s on, and think, “Wait, what second-tier Swiz song is this?” It makes for a frustrating and off-putting listen. Most of Swiz are now in a band called Red Hare. Check them out instead. 

 –Chris Terry (Take It Back)