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Review: Counterfeit-Art by New Artist Marigold

New artist Marigold recently shared his story and answered a few questions about their debut album, Counterfeit-Art with us. The album is set to release tomorrow, February 3rd. Marigold will be donating all the proceeds from the album to The Cure Starts Now, and Planned Parenthood. Additionally the platform, Bandcamp, on which the album is set to release will also be donating their share of profits from the album, and another album purchased to the ACLU on February 3rd.

Counterfeit-Art is a nine song album that is bound to capture your heart. Each song relating to a different struggle one may see in he day-to-day life. Countereit-Art is poetic lyrically, and the perfect mix of modern-day of indie-rock with classic rock influences like Pink Floyd, Nirvana, and Foo Fighters.

First song on the album “Multnomah” is a rock song with clear psychedelic influences. The guitar tone is what ties the whole song together. It has lyrics that keep you wanting to sing along. “Counterfeit-Art Pt.2” is likely to be an album favorite, with a killer drum beat and catchy lyrics that will attract your attention and make you thirst for more. “With What I Was Sold” is easily the most unique song on the album. It differentiates itself from the rest of the album by featuring a female scat artist, Zoe Scruggs. With the low volume of the guitar and drums playing in the background its the most relaxing song, and truly beautiful.   E&T follows this similar, artistically beautiful song that acts a piano intermission before “I Built It All On A Lie”. This is one of the most well-rounded songs on the album, and is a must-listen. The last song on the album, “White Picket Fence” is a song that feels like an open letter to a lover written in at an attempt to move forward but also pleading to go back.  “Days Bleed Into Months, Bleed Into Years”, and “Foothold” were the two singles released in support of the album, and for good reason. We talked about them both in our previous meeting with Marigold and you can read about them here.

Counterfeit-Art is a real work of art, and a refreshing album to have in the music scene. It has top-notch influences, elegiac lyrics, and marvelous instrumentals which create a distinct sound. If being a charitable product didn’t already sell you on the album, the music undoubtably will.

You can purchase Counterfeit-Art on Bandcamp here, and read more about Marigold’s message on their website, or on our interview with Ben here.


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