Kal Marks – “Ovation” [Video]

In early 2020, the long-standing three-piece lineup of Kal Marks dissolved. This left Carl Shane, the band’s vocalist, guitarist, and de facto leader wondering if the Boston noise-rock institution he’d started nearly a decade prior would even continue. “Dylan Teggart (A Deer A Horse) reached out to me and asked if I wanted to play … Read more

Kal Marks: Let The Shit House Burn Down [Album Review]

Kal Marks Let The Shit House Burn Down Exploding in Sound Records [2019] Who: Boston’s Kal Marks rip their way through a 5-track EP, laying everything to waste with their wonderfully grotesque sound. Sound: Kal Marks make beautiful, grungy noise. Off-putting to some, but it draws me in every time. TFN Final Take: Let The … Read more

Kal Marks: Universal Care [Album Review]

Kal Marks Universal Care Exploding in Sound Records [2018] Who: Boston’s Kal Marks get the new year started off on the right foot. Universal Care is my first favorite new record of 2018! Sound: Universal Care finds the band evolving into a distinctive brand of intense and monolithic noise rock. It is still Kal Marks; … Read more

Kal Marks – “Coffee” [Video]

Boston’s Kal Marks released their latest album Life Is Alright, Everybody Dies (TFN Headphone Approved Review) back in February via Exploding In Sound and Midnight Werewolf Records, and today they have their first music video from the album for their single “Coffee”. Directed by Sheree Chen, the clip captures both the pain and joy that come together with the struggles of commitment!

Kal Marks will be hitting the road, together with new drummer Adam Berkowitz (formerly of Ex-Breathers), for a US tour in support of Life Is Alright, Everybody Dies with dates throughout September and October. All dates can be found below.

09/22 – Boston, MA @ Allston Hot Dog City w/ Watcher, Sallow, Big Mess & Cloud Cover
09/29 – Manchester, NH @ Fuzz Hut w/ Shifty & Charles
09/30 – Montreal, QC @ La Plante w/ Dollys & Stevenson
10/01 – Toronto, ON @ Smiling Budha
10/02 – Oberlin, OH @ Big Blue
10/03 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Louies
10/04 – Chicago, IL @ Subtereanean (Downstairs) w/ Yeesh & Spooky Action Space Captain
10/05 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Turkey Lounge w/ Soul Low
10/06 – St Louis, MO @ Cookie Tree Mansion
10/07 – Nashville, TN @ Blackbird Tatoo
10/08 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Comet
10/09 – Blacksburg, VA @ Robin Williams Arts Center
10/10 – Charlottesville, VA @ Magnolia House w/ Basmati & Ing
10/11 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
10/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ All Night Diner w/ Left & Right, Blue Smiley & Caffeine
10/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium w/ Washer, Jackal Onasis, Youth Expire & Laila
10/14 – Providence, RI @ Funky Jungle
10/21 – Worcester, MA @ Firehouse w/ Vagabon, Loone, & Bethlehem Steel
10/22 – Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s Pub w/ Warehouse, DiCaprio & Birthing Hips
11/11 – Hamden, CT @ The Space