Black-Marble-A-Different-ArrangementI discovered Black Marble, a Brooklyn duo on Sub Pop, late in 2012 and have been listening to their excellent album A Different Arrangement ever since. They also put out a mixtape full of cold wave and long forgotten punk gems that serves as a good crash course on their influences. Pointing to Joy Division, as almost every review has, is inevitable but seems too easy to me and minimizes the scope of what they’re doing. This dark/sexy/creepy video for “Backwards” is a good showcase for their visual aesthetic. These are two smart guys breathing some new life into an old sound and making it their own. Highly recommended.

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