A self-proclaimed “loud, heavy, spirited group of folks that are a little tired of rock and roll,” Boston rockers, Kal Marks, write songs that are heavy in sound and subject matter. Lead by Carl Shane on guitar and vocals and accompanied by Michael Geacone on bass and Alex Audette on drums, the trio makes music that is candid in delivery and brash in execution.
On the band’s newest album, “Life is Alright, Everybody Dies,” out February 19th via Exploding in Sound and Midnight Werewolf Records, Kal Marks explores the more ominous side of life, examining themes such as unfairness, cruelty, pain, and abuse of power through audaciously honest lyrics which are delivered by Shane’s trademark vocals, a potent combination of apprehensiveness and defiance. Despite the weighty subject matter that Kal Marks’ songs deal with, there is an underlying message, found somewhere between the layers of palpitating guitar riffs and thundering bass lines, that encourages listeners to make the most of their time here, in spite of all of the chaos they may encounter along the way.
Kal Marks makes music that expresses a generation’s frustration with its present, in which forthright lyrics and bustling melodies combine to form a resounding call to action for a not-so-messed-up future.