"A Musical Masterpiece" -Summer Camp Music Festival
"Albums like this give me real faith in music" -Whiskey Rhythm
"Truly epic in storytelling and production" -City Pages
Cinematic is the word most often used to describe Minneapolis based Marah in the Mainsail. The sound is dark and mysterious at it’s core. With layers upon layers of dynamic turns, from the hopeful highs of “Fox hole” to the guttural darkness of “the Great Beyond’. Between Durry’s true grit voice, and Mercedes tender subtlety, you’ll find a vast array of narrative and stylistic possibilities. With imposing and wild jungle drums, soaring brass horns, growling bass, and shimmering spaghetti western guitars, all blanketed under a sinister vintage organ. This band has all of the tools it needs to paint an epic picture, "We set out to create something new. Something outside the industry standard. Something hard to define, but easy understand. We strive to bring the in depth experience of the cinema and literature to the modern music scene. Please join us in this grand experiment of the arts."
Marah in the Mainsail's live show has been described as a "visceral" experience, where as their albums are more cerebral in nature. Wave after wave of exploding energy on stage, all following the narrative of the music as it flows seamlessly from song to song. Every song is crafted and placed precisely where it belongs, with an aggressive, wild and mysterious stage presence, crowd interactions that break the boundaries of the stage, and innovative and eclectic instrumentation. MITM live is the only way to truly experience the full expression of the band.