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June 01, 2012
Don’t listen to this if you’re looking for something light and easy. Written during the process of his wife going through cancer, Marble’s folk-rock exudes truthful feelings of dread and darkness. The opening track, “Walk,” kicks off Where The Knives Meet Between The Rows on an angsty, sunken note that is maintained for pretty much the entirety of the album. Using creeping drums, soft piano and heavy strumming, this is stylistically and technically nothing you haven’t heard before; what makes it completely worthwhile is the cathartic lyricism. Take “Nail,” for example: “There at the end of your rope, you’ll test the aerodynamics of hope.” I’d give this a listen the next time you think your life sucks—it’ll humble you the fuck out.