Marley Muerto

Marley Muerto: Sad and Weird Songs for the Club

Marley Muerto

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I’m a little late to Ecuador’s Marley Muerto, but I’m glad I got here. A towering yellow suited man with a disco skull writes sad songs for the clubs. The music, especially “Dorado Salmón Violeta (feat. Frances Possieri),” also sounds good in the morning-after light after a night of bad or even meh decisions. My favorite release of his so far is 2012’s Pararmar; Not quite freak folk, and in 2017 this can qualify for legitimate mainstream pop music, but it’s definitely a far-out take on traditional Latin songwriting. The weirder, the better. And what a great website.

Brady is the founder of Headphone Nation. He’s responsible for all this mess. Sorry about that. He’s also on Twitter @BradyWGerber

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