First/Last-The Marbits

July 24, 2013

“The Marbits are an indie folk/rock band formed in November 2011 by Yam & Co. in Pittsburgh, PA.”

Check out the band at Facebook, ReverbNation, YouTube and BandCamp. I stumbled upon them whilst trolling BandCamp and want to thank Sam Young (Guitar/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Linkin Parks’ “Hybrid Theory”. I was eleven and it was the cool thing to do then.
  • Your last album bought?
  • I think the last album I bought was an Appalachian Terror Unit album. I never listened to it in full.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • A tricky question to answer, I would have to go with either, The Notwists’ “Neon Golden”, or with Bill Callahans’ “Apocalypse”.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • I don’t really have a least favorite, but the most disappointing album I’ve heard would have to be… Kendrick Lamars’ “Good Kidd, M.A.A.D. City”. A handful of his songs are O.K. but most seem over produced.
  • First concert attended?
  • My first concert was Warped Tour, ’06 I think. I hated it but the girlfriend at the time was all about that kind of thing.
  • Last concert?
  • The last show I went to (purely to watch) was Listener. It was a fairly decent show, again, a girlfriend talked me into going ha-ha.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • My favorite show from this year was when Imagine Dragons played with Jezebel. It was amazing on all accounts.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • I don’t think I have a least favorite show, I may have to say Saint Seneca when they were here over the summer, but not because of them. I was drunk and persistent on going home and sleeping.
  • Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • Pittsburgh, is my favorite city, and one of my favorite things to experience in Pittsburgh is drinking a 40 oz. and sitting on bridges. I’m a weird one.
  • Thanks, Yam. Been digging your stuff and would love to see you play soon.