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Swears!

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!

New Merch for the New Record

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!

QUEENS performs a new choral work by Marian Call

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

Glitter, Dammit

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

A Special Concert in Petaluma, CA for ME/CFS

Marian Call in concert in Petaluma, CA, Sat. Oct. 5th at 8pm. Click for tickets

I’m playing a concert this fall that means a great deal to me, and I hope you’ll join me up in glorious Petaluma, CA. This theater will be simply magical and it’s a truly worthy cause – it’s worth the drive north! (Facebook Event / Tickets)

I have friends and loved ones who have suffered from ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome). If you know someone who experiences chronic pain or fatigue too, I hope you will share the word about this event. If you’re far from Petaluma, you’re invited to DONATE to one of the respected research and advocacy organizations linked below.

The song “Anchorage” is a theme for this concert. If you’ve never read into the subtext of that song, it’s about experiencing fear and disease, reconciling with the body, and choosing mindfulness, awareness, and song in the face of pain.

ME/CFS afflicts nearly 2 million people in the United States; it can severely limit people’s abilities with chronic pain and exhaustion, yet funds for research are scarce and public awareness of the condition remains very low. As a part of this concert, brief talks will be given by speakers from three highly-regarded national ME/CFS organizations: Bateman Horne Center, Solve ME/CFS Initiative and Open Medicine Foundation.

Join me in Petaluma, or tell a friend in the Bay Area to be there. We’ll sing together through the night.

“Reel me in to the places we knew our own faces / over wine, over coffee and beer – / and anchor me, anchor me, anchor me, anchor me here.”

DONATE to the Solve ME/CFS Initiative: https://solvecfs.org/donate/

DONATE to the Open Medicine Foundation: https://www.omf.ngo/2019/10/02/marian-call/

DONATE to the Bateman Horne Center: http://batemanhornecenter.org/donate/

Spenard Jazz Fest in Anchorage

Marian Call in Concert at the Church of Love in Anchorage - Sunday June 2nd at 7pm - Tickets at SpenardJazzFest.org. $20 advance, $25 door, free for SJF Festival Passholders

Marian Call is a featured performer at this year’s Spenard Jazz Fest in Anchorage, AK. Tickets available now for all of her performances, including a full band feature show on June 2nd at the Church of Love! Facebook events here to share with friends.

On the Song “Standing Stones”

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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The Great 2016 UK Mixtape

Hello, friends on the British Isles —

I am on a fantastic spring tour, currently enjoying green fields full of sheep on a bumpy train. I’ll be playing Bath, Birmingham, Manchester, London, and Cambridge this week.

I brought tons of CD’s from across the ocean for you, they were so very heavy getting on and off of trains, but they have nearly all been bought over on the continent!!!  And I’d hate to have you miss out on a signed CD from far far away…

SO I MADE YOU A MIXTAPE

OF MY SONGS

FOR YOUUUU

I have been making mixtapes for my friends since I could illegally record songs off the radio as a kid.  And this mixtape is not even illegal because it’s all songs I wrote & own and stuff!  If you pick up the UK Mixtape at a show, here is the track list and links to credits:

  1. “Whistle While You Wait” from Something Fierce, guitars by Scott Barkan and Jordan Shindle, cello by Ellen Kilcup
  2. “Elementary” from Sketchbook, guitar by Seth Boyer
  3. “Dear Mister Darcy” from Something Fierce, lengthy credits at the album link
  4. “Paper and Pen” from Sketchbook, guitar by Seth Boyer
  5. “Good Morning Moon” from Something Fierce, lengthy credits at the album link
  6. “I’ll Still Be a Geek After Nobody Thinks It’s Chic (The Nerd Anthem)” from Live in Europe, Scott Barkan on guitar
  7. “The Liberal Arts Degree Waltz” from Fun Singles in Your Area, Paul Pew on piano
  8. “I Hope My Discipline Improves in Time” from Sketchbook, guitar by Scott Barkan
  9. “Dark Dark Eyes” from Live in Europe, Scott Barkan on guitar
  10. “The Avocado Song” from Something Fierce, guitar by Scott Barkan, harmonica by David George Gordon
  11. “Temporal Dominoes” from Something Fierce, lengthy credits at the album link
  12. “Hope” from Sketchbook, guitar by Seth Boyer

You can hear lots more music, including the albums that contain these songs, at the best little indie music website in the world Bandcamp.com. I’m at http://mariancall.bandcamp.com.  You can find Scott Barkan’s original music at https://scottbarkan.bandcamp.com.

Enjoy this mixtape and feel free to rip it, burn it, spread it around — and if you like it, tip us, get on the mailing list, or buy another album!

Join me for shows on the Internetz!

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Click the image for the real countdown.  If you can’t make a show in person, join me online for two special shows coming up!

Sunday March 20th, broadcasting live from the Netherlands
Join me and Scott Barkan for a brunch concert! It will be 21:00 in the Netherlands, midday in the states. Check the time in your area by RSVP-ing (don’t forget daylight savings, happening for some countries but not others).  Join us for a cup of tea and raise glasses around the world!  This show is free, tips appreciated, anyone can watch — RSVP to see the time near you and get a reminder.

Saturday April 23rd, broadcasting from the Alaska Robotics Minicon with Molly Lewis!
Molly Lewis, Seth Boyer and I will put on my the nerdiest webcast yet from the secret upstairs recording studio over the Alaska Robotics Minicon!  We will have some terribly famous special guests drop in to say hello, and we will do all sorts of out-of-the-ordinary material. Don’t miss it. Cost is $1 minimum, sorry, we want to be sure there are no ads. RSVP to track the time near you.

Sign up for either concert (or both!) at https://www.concertwindow.com/mariancall to get a reminder of the show date.  Just scroll down to the concert list that looks like this:

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Crossing the Ocean for You

MC-EU-Tour-2016

EUROPE AND THE UK – March / April 2016

Hello my dear Adventure Questing companions!  I’m crossing the sea to play concerts for my friends abroad!  Spring tour dates:

March 6 NEW YORK – The Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Avenue A. 7pm, $10-15 artist donation
March 17 AMSTERDAM – ‘Skek, 21:00, free/€10-15 donation
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