Cain Marko - At Sea
Release Date: january 31st, 2011
Record Label: Unsigned
Cain Marko call Grand Rapids, Michigan their home – the same Grand Rapids that retaliated with this after being dubbed one of America’s top 10 “dying cities.” At Sea is their debut EP.
How is it?
You can add Cain Marko to the list of reasons Grand Rapids isn’t dying. They’re much more convincing than that happy-go-lucky music video, which, while very enjoyable and well-done, doesn’t seem like enough to “save” an entire city. The kind of music found on At Sea, though, just might be. It’s just 4 tracks long, but there’s a lot of convincing Hot Water Music-meet-Jawbreaker-meet-Transit tunes that goes on in these 4 tracks. “Let’s go kill that bastard” is my favorite because the guitars get real frisky and the melodies are unabashed pop-punk: A monument of the band’s greatest strengths. But really, every track is precisely executed and gratifying. Cain Marko are all about early ‘90’s punk revival, but if revival is their goal, At Sea rocks hard enough – and on-point enough – to stir an entire Awakening.
This review is a user submitted review from Matthew Tsai. You can see all of Matthew Tsai's submitted reviews here.
I remember listening to a song or two on the band's MySpace about a year ago, but for some reason didn't really keep up with them. I'm really glad I saw/read your review to remind me what I've been missing. This record is fantastic.