Kal Marks – “Don’t Pussy Foot With A Pussy Footer” (Stereogum Premiere)

Kal Marks’ new EP Just A Lonely Fart is due out next week, and we’ve already heard two tracks from the Boston-based band, “Zimmerman” and “It Was A Very Hard Year.” It’s hard to describe Kal Marks’ music without using adjectives like downtrodden/depressing/defeatist; most of their songs do attempt to deconstruct some of the more menacing elements of our contemporary society, and they usually come to a similar conclusion: We’re all fucked. But I hesitate to describe Kal Marks as anything but honest and completely cathartic. It’s a privilege to be pulled into lead-singer Carl Shane’s mundane and contemplative world. “Oh I’ve never been so bored/ Somedays I just wanna die,” he sings on “Don’t Pussy Foot With A Pussy Footer.” To pussyfoot is to skirt the issue, to avoid the question at hand, to sidetrack. This band is never afraid of getting straight to the point. Listen.

Kal Marks have a couple tour dates in December:

12/03 Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s Pub w/ Big Ups, Krill, and Washer
12/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn w/ Lady Bones, Two Inch Astronaut, Bluffing, and Big Neck Police

Just A Lonely Fart is out 12/2 via Midnight Werewolf / Exploding In Sound.

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