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Sounds Like: Oingo Boingo, Talking Heads (official), The Doors, Faith No More, David Bowie (Official)
Bio: Merkin is a three-piece band that plays Garage Opera music.The group has polished an original sound that is a coupling of the uncouth soul of punk rock with the sagacity of a Broadway performance. It is a conceptual battery with lyrics like that of a Tim Rice work. The music itself is always at t...See Full Bio
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“Recently relocated to L.A, the theatrical trio has not let up, releasing some of their most polished work yet. As always, dramatic singong and emotive narratives play counterpoint to savage countermelodies and relentless drumming. "Victory Song" is one of my personal favorites by the band, somewhere between a lullaby stoner jam and head-banging freak-out. I cannot stress enough the underyling epic-ness of the songs. Like tales from a darkly psychotic Broadway producion, the three songs on this EP peel back the edges of scabs in our culture and minds. More than just writing rock songs, Merkin is making auditory art.”