Marah

Marah
While the rise of so-called indie rock is generally a positive thing, it has certain limitations. Indie rockers aren’t supposed to try too hard or care about success, and there tends to be a higher premium placed on coolness than on talent and ambition. Philadelphia’s Marah isn’t cool in any arty-smarty bohemian way, and its brand of meat-and-potatoes rock isn’t particularly innovative, but it is capable of what many Pitchfork-beloved shoe-gazing pussies are not: physically moving a crowd. Marah’s high-energy live shows and cityscape songwriting actually merit the Springsteen comparisons they receive. See the band live and decide for yourself whether you’d rather be out in the crowd intellectualizing individual notes and lyrics or rocking out without caring to understand why.

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