Don’t let their name fool you. Marching Band is actually just Erik Sunbring and Jacob Lind. But what’s even more deceiving than their name is their sound. Sunbring and Lind have a lot going on at once on their latest EP, And I’ve Never Seen Anything Like That.
The duo weaves piano, multiple guitars, drums, bass and harmonies into rich, warm layers and sprinkle in bits of glockenspiel, slide guitar, horns, female backing vocals or whatever else they can find. They spent two years recording the EP and make the painstakingly pieced-together songs sound effortless.
“Die in My Arms” rings of fellow Swedes Shout Out Louds, and “Artistic Man, Shaved Hand” sounds like a more rousing version of American Football, but there’s always something uniquely Marching Band.
Two years is a long time to spend working on one thing, but ultimately, it was worth it. Lind and Sunbring created something brilliant. And I’ve Never Seen Anything Like That is an almost dead-on title. There’s nothing out there like Marching Band.
And I’ve Never Seen Anything Like That is out today on Urband & Lazar Recordings.