Ski Lodge Inks Record Deal, Releases "I Would Die to Be"
Now it seems that Marr has made the Big Apple his permanent home and that move has done him some good. Ski Lodge has just inked a record deal with Dovecote Records, an indie New York-based label which has released records by such notables as the Futureheads, Hooray For Earth and Ed Harcourt. Marr tells us his has solidified his lineup and they have secured a 3-week residency at Lower East Side's café-cum-live-music- spot Cake Shop starting on September 9. Additionally the band is putting the finishing touches on a yet-to-be- titled four-song debut EP -- due out in September.
"I Would Die to Be," is our first preview of said EP. Following right behind Two Door Cinema Club's nimble guitar work and the Shins' bittersweet melodies, Marr delivers the song crafting goods here. Wearing his penchant for Brit-pop harmony on his sleeve, Marr's voice is pristine as a fresh blanket of snowflakes on a Rocky Mountain top. His lovelorn lyricism -- "I would die to be just someone that you love" - tears a page right from Morrissey's diary.
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