“In Peoples’ Homes” is a somewhat misleading introduction to To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie’s second album Marlone, but as we mentioned when we called the Minneapolis duo a BTW, Jehna Wilheim and Mark McGee are good at smashing expectations. So, no, you shouldn’t leave thinking all of Marlone’s 10 tracks are sweet, upbeat 2-minute pop songs, because most are five-plus minute icy, shimmering, ambient, distorted, clanging, and haunted Portisheaded excursions that have a different way of locating their hooks. The group recently toured with dark folk labelmates Boduf Songs and are currently finalizing some Marlon videos. It’s hard to tell what’s happening in the cover art, but this is what’s happening here:
To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie – “In Peoples’ Homes” (MP3)
Marlon is out 9/21 via Kranky.