Coming Soon - the new album Swears by Marian Call. Photo by Annie Bartholomew.

SWEARS!

a new garage rock EP from Marian Call and the Guttersnipes arrives July 30
an angry loud little record
because certain times demand we make noise
and certain feelings are too big to sing pretty

pre-orders open now on Bandcamp

Photo of Marian Call by Annie Bartholomew.
Photo of Marian Call by Annie Bartholomew.
Photos by Annie Bartholomew

Read all about the new record Swears! — and its all-ages-friendly little sibling, Cuss! — on Marian Call’s Patreon. Buy the record today on Bandcamp along with new T-shirts and sticker packs!

The new albums Swears! and Cuss! have landed, and with them new autographed CD’s, T-shirts, and sticker packs. Patterned shirts, aprons, masks, bags and more are also available with the Magpie Designs ‘Cuss’ print created for the record by album art designer Sophie Lager.

And to celebrate the new record, pick up nearly every other Marian Call CD for $5!

Limited quantities available (the kazoos have sold out!), order now at Bandcamp.com or at Magpie Designs on Society 6.

Album cover by Sophie Lager for Swears! / Cuss!

The Juneau choral ensemble QUEENS performs Marian’s new choral work “Know-So” for the KTOO Red Carpet Concert Series.

A new original song for Christmas: Put some glitter on it, dammit.

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New Songs from the Patreon…

Ghost ships and sled dogs! Check the Patreon album for Marian’s newest material.

Patreon supporters and the Donors’ Circle are helping to usher new music and videos into the world. All Patreon content is free to watch and listen to (learn more at https://www.patreon.com/mariancall). So far over twenty new songs and films have been added to the playlist, with more coming out all the time.

The single “Resonance” is about Pluto and its five moons, dancing their own steps on the edge of the solar system. “Good Night Moon” is a song inspired by the 2017 solar eclipse. “The Piemaker” is a waltz about love and identity, drawn from the world of Pushing Daisies. “Time Traveler (she/her)” and “Time Traveler (they/them)” follow the evolution of possibilities for the latest Doctor. Stay tuned for more!

The long-awaited studio album Standing Stones has arrived, thanks to massive fan support from Kickstarter.  Find it on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Youtube, and wherever you enjoy music.

I wrote “Standing Stones” about the human need to scratch our symbols on the world.

When I was in school, I covered all my textbooks in brown paper bags and duct tape so I’d have a blank canvas for scribbling. Song lyrics in every corner, notes in every direction, doodles dividing and transecting every word.

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 Latest Originals and Cover Songs

Two-albumsFan favorites like “The Liberal Arts Degree Waltz,” “Space Weird Thing” with Molly Lewis, and “The Elements, Expanded” by Mike Selinker are now available on the collection Fun Singles in Your Area.

A bevy of new cover songs are loosed upon the world with Marian Call Sings the Classics, vol. II, including fan-requested covers of They Might Be Giants, the Muppets, Monty Python, Schoolhouse Rock, and Joni Mitchell, among many others.  An intimate jazz combo setting of “Pure Imagination” joined the cover song lineup in December 2017.

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Highlights from San Diego Comic-Con

Marian shares:  Comic-Con was wild and wonderful again this year – and beyond all the hype, it’s still brimming with the energy of artists and creative minds all there to play.  This year I got to present my own variety show with all the things I like in it:  songs by Seth Boyer, comedy by Joseph Scrimshaw, staged radio drama by Josh A. Cagan & Kayla Cagan, unintentionally hilarious history by David Malki, tragic fiction and hilarious space harmony jingles with Nicole Dieker.  To top it all off we had an interview with two of my favorite Martians, Kim Maxwell and Scott Maxwell, who have sent a little robot to a faraway planet for adventures.

For me the cherry on top was appearing as a guest at w00tstock 8.0, a night of fun and cleverness and madness.  I love w00tstock because I never know whether I’ll wind up singing the Elements with Mike Selinker – or “Shake it Off” with Wil Wheaton – or sea shanties with Paul and Storm – or jazz standards accompanied on sousaphone by David Silverman.

But I’m up for anything. And Comic-Con always stretches what I mean when I say ‘anything.’

Marian Call at San Diego Comic-Con


Marian Call and Seth Boyer return to the lineup of w00tstock 9.0, a variety show at the Balboa Theater in San Diego every year during Comic-Con International. Adam Savage of the Mythbusters hosts, along with Paul & Storm and guests John Hodgman, Gail Simone, Amy Berg, and many more. w00tstock is on Thursday July 20th, tickets available at Ticketmaster.

Marian also plays a solo concert in San Diego on July 21st at Summit UU Fellowship in Santee (tickets), as well as a Los Angeles-area show at Kulak’s Woodshed on July 27th.