Marvelous Mark is Mark Fosco, most recently involved in Marvelous Darlings with Fucked Up’s Ben Cook. This is fuzz-laden power pop which, on the first two tracks, resembles a languid coming together of Sloan, The Charlatans, and The Stone Roses—an odd combination, I grant you, but a winning one in this instance. The final track, “I’m Freaking Out,” steps things up a bit, racing along at a fair clip for its all-too-brief existence and is a great counterpoint to what proceeds it. The single comes and goes like a hit and run, but, in this case, I’m left desperately wanting more.
–Rich Cocksedge (Drunken Sailor)