Ottawa’s punk/post-hardcore act T-Rex Marathon are releasing their second single “A Prison Just For Us” off their upcoming album “Days Without Incident”. This is the next instalment in the band’s discography which already boasts a handful of singles and 2 EPs.
T-Rex Marathon is out to prove they aren’t a one-trick pony with their first full length which serves as a collection of everything they have been, will be, and currently are. The listening experience is a mix of nostalgia, reminiscent of the bands of their youth that they still love, and also intrigue. They have a goal of helping their fans reconcile their love of old bands and a glimpse of several other musical directions to explore, ultimately giving them a safe space to do so.
In this single, the band flaunts their love of Alexisonfire and it shines prominently throughout the song. The band shares their thoughts on the single:
“The structure and feel pay homage to AoF’s track “Accidents” and if it were to be described in one word, it would be ‘atmosphere’. It’s the kind of song that with each listens, you’ll find something new but it’s still kept catchy with a great chorus that’s easy to sing along to. It’s a song where we make use of interesting production techniques and slightly improvisational guitar parts as well as giving it a lot of breathing room live to stretch out and interact with the crowd.”
The lyrics for the song center around the confining nature of abusive relationships. The speaker laments how their partner has stripped them of their autonomy and turned them into a cartoonish fantasy, instead of a legitimate relationship. It’s a protest song for a failed relationship.
Heavy themes contrasted with light and poppy melodies are the name of the game for T-Rex Marathon and they can be enjoyed via the premiere of “A Prison Just For Us” on IdiotEQ HERE.
For fans of Billy Talent, Alexisonfire, and A Day to Remember, the full release of “Days Without Incident” is out on October 16, 2020.
Album pre-order at T-rexmarathon.bandcamp.com
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