Marge is a four-piece indie/punk band from the burgeoning DIY music scene of Philadelphia, PA. The catchy Bruise Easy is their debut full-length release for punk mainstay, Salinas Records. The 13 tracks on Bruise Easy represent what the DIY music scene of Philadelphia is all about; excitement, heart, and honesty. Recorded in West Philadelphia at Sex Dungeon studios, by Dan Angel and James Ryskalchick over the course of one week, the songs on Bruise Easy bring the listener back to the sounds of bands like Belly, The Breeders, Throwing Muses , and at times, The Raincoats. Even though these bands are great reference points for someone that has never heard Marge, the band gives a youthful punk spirit to the music that tended to lack in their predecessors. Bruise Easy brings to life the sentiments of 80's and 90's indie rock, while updating it for a new generation of frustrated youth.
The album flows effortlessly, and fills the air with an atmosphere and melody that most bands spend their entire careers trying to achieve. Marge may not be the most technically proficient band of this genre, but they have something that most bands don't have, heart. The raw production and emotional openness of Bruise Easy showcases the passion and heart that Marge has become known for in the underground music scene. The lead track, "Give It Time" and it's follow up "Graveyard," invite the listener into Marge's world of vulnerability and warmth, while keeping an intimacy not found in the records of their peers. Bruise Easy is a record that has the ability to ignite a burning passion in the listener, and repeatedly captivate.
Marge have not only created a debut record that brings an older generation of indie rock fans back to a music genre they may have left in the past, but also opens up a whole new musical world for a younger generation of fans that are searching for a vulnerability and honesty in music they've been missing.