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Marwood-One Mile Down The Road

July 1, 2006

marwoodBand Name: Marwood

Album Name: One Mile Down The Road

Best Element: Musical and lyrical sincerity

Genre: Indie rock

Website: http://www.marwoodmusic.com

Label Name: Feckless Music

Band E-mail: tommy@marwoodmusic.com

Marwood is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Benji Rogers, and a brilliant brainchild at that. His newest release One Mile Down the Road is 46 minutes of both musical and lyrical genius that is captivating from start to finish.

Starting with the lyrics themselves, there is a definitely a feel of genuineness in his subject matter. Whether he is singing about how he feels locked into a dead-end job (“Nothing Good to Show For It”), or relationships (“Tell Me Sober” and “No Trouble”),the words are crafted in such a way that you feel like he truly means what he has penned and vocalized.

Musically, this album can be both uplifting and soothing at the same time. Marwood is very rock, very country, and very bluesy all wrapped into one package. There some songs that you want to just get up and sing along to (the very upbeat “Get Lucky”) and some you just want to sit back and listen (the opening track “One Mile Down the Road” or “Tell Me Sober”).

With One Mile…, Marwood just has “the whole package” working for them. It is a combination of musical and lyrical sincerity, superior musicianship and brilliant singing that just draws you in and holds onto you by the depths of your psyche.

-Andrea Caruso

sunshine131@gmail.com

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