Black Marble

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lack Marble formed in 2012 as an artistic extension of Chris Stewarts collection of songs and ideas. The name Black Marble took some time to arrive upon and is more than fitting. As a literal description of a material used to sculpt and build, its the fleeting notion of a one-time symbol of taste and affluence, frozen in a moment, slightly dusty and showing every smudge and mark. Started in a recording space in Bushwick, NY, Black Marble made their first EP, Weight Against the Door (Hardly Art) followed quickly by their chillingly moody and atmospheric debut full-length, A Different Arrangement (Hardly Art).

With both early releases the band followed a familiar path stomped down by synth wave pioneers whose hand assembled sounds and DIY ethics paved the way for likeminded artists. While taking inspiration from late 70’s and early 80’s projects like Silicon Teens, Iron Curtain, Lives of Angels, and Solid Space, Black Marble dialed in on a clear understanding of its own specific sound. After the release of A Different Arrangement in the fall of 2012 there was an

almost immediate clamoring from fans for a new album but they were made to wait several years, for good reason. With the end of the East Coast chapter of Stewart’s life on the horizon, Its Immaterial was recorded in a period of mental and physical transition. Trapped between spaces and unable to move on until the snow globe flurry of ideas floating around him settled just right.

On September 30, 2016 Black Marble will release their second full-length, Its Immaterial, on Ghostly, and from a new locale, the West Coast. Still featuring Stewart at the helm along with select collaborators as supplementation, the bi-coastal shift lends a great deal to the overall feel of the new album. The light and dark elements of shadows. The salt and sting of evenings high tide sea spray. A beautiful thing left on a shelf too high to maintain. The general mood is that of creating something new, but going back in time to do it. Like attempting to flesh out a song that you woke up humming but cant find, because it doesnt exist yet.

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Live Dates

  • 05.24.2017
    Seattle,WA
    Neumo's
  • 05.25.2017
    Boise,ID
    Neurolux
  • 05.26.2017
    Salt Lake City,UT
    Kilby Court
  • 05.27.2017
    Denver,CO
    Lost Lake
  • 05.30.2017
    Omaha ,NE
    Reverb Lounge
  • 05.31.2017
    Des Moines,IA
    Vaudeville Mews
  • 06.01.2017
    Madison,WI
    The Terrace
  • 06.02.2017
    Chicago,IL
    Do Division Festival
  • 06.03.2017
    Detroit,MI
    Marble Bar
  • 06.04.2017
    Toronto,ON
    Horseshoe Tavern
  • 06.05.2017
    Montreal,QC
    Matahari Loft
  • 06.06.2017
    Brooklyn,NY
    Good Room
  • 06.09.2017
    Washington,DC
    Rock & Roll Hotel
  • 06.10.2017
    Philadelphia,PA
    Underground Arts
  • 06.12.2017
    Richmond,VA
    Strange Matter
  • 06.13.2017
    Asheville,NC
    The Mothlight
  • 06.14.2017
    Nashville,TN
    The End
  • 06.15.2017
    Atlanta,GA
    The Earl
  • 06.16.2017
    Orlando,FL
    Will's Pub
  • 06.17.2017
    Gainesville,FL
    The Atlantic
  • 06.19.2017
    Miami,FL
    Gramps
  • 06.20.2017
    Ybor City,FL
    New World Brewery
  • 06.22.2017
    New Orleans,LA
    Gasa Gasa
  • 06.23.2017
    Houston,TX
    Secret Group
  • 06.24.2017
    Austin,TX
    The Sidewinder
  • 06.25.2017
    Dallas,TX
    Three Links
  • 06.28.2017
    El Paso,TX
    Tricky Falls
  • 06.29.2017
    Tucson,AZ
    Club Congress
  • 06.30.2017
    Phoenix,AZ
    Valley Bar
  • 07.01.2017
    Las Vegas,NV
    Bunkhouse Saloon
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