Boiling up on the NYC scene, alt-rock band Marlowe Grey have cut their teeth recently with prime slots at Brooklyn Bowl, Mercury Lounge and The Knitting Factory under their belts already. Road tested, the band is gearing up to drop their new EP, Midnight in Brooklyn.
Marlowe Grey began as a creative outlet for lead singer/guitarist AJ Pietro who later added drummer Angel Lozada, bassist Trent Blackham, guitarist Alex Wirkmaa and flutist/percussionist Paula Croxs to round out a formidable lineup. Using the subtle tones of the flute and a sensitive approach to songwriting, the band’s music builds on the foundation of artists who came before them while still exploring new ways of expression.
Their new single, “Midnight In Brooklyn,” is a pensive number that tracks the thoughts one has in their 30’s staring into their near finished Whiskey on a Friday. The college kids drinking and laughing in the corner have just started their night out and, although you’ve still got the zest for life, you know you can’t hang like you used to. Although it lacks some of the genius of the Dessner brothers’ arrangements, there are few degrees of separation from The National.
Listen to “Midnight In Brooklyn” below and look for Marlowe Grey out at a NYC venue all this summer.