MARRIAGE is NATE CROSS (bass, keyboards, percussion), ALEX LAROCHE (vocals, keyboards, percussion), MIKE KANIN (drums), JEFF PIWONKA (bass, percussion), and GREG PIWONKA (guitar, vocals, percussion). Mike grew up in D.C. and played with Dischord's BLACK EYES, among other extinct bands. Nate recently joined SAME SAC with King Coffey from the Butthole Surfers and Craig Clouse formerly of Hammerhead. Nate and Craig also play together in SHIT AND SHINE. Mike moved to Austin, Texas, in late 2009. He began playing with Jeff, Greg, and Nate shortly thereafter. Finding their first project, FLOWERS, missing an Alex, Jeff, Greg, Nate, and Mike recruited Alex to join them. They named the new band Marriage. This release is the band’s debut LP. It was recorded and mixed over a weekend in late November 2012 by Chico Jones at his Ohm Studios in Austin. Though Black Eyes fans will no doubt see familiarity in the extended list of percussionists included in Marriage's line-up, the resulting music is not the same. Indeed, Marriage's influences tend more toward the drawn-out kraut-rock pull of such artists as Can and Neu!, as well as the more modern interpretations of it exhibited by Boredoms. Live, the members of Marriage extend this concept into their performance by playing one song in to the next. Marriage has also released a tape, a limited (to 35) hand-cut recording turned into square plastic, and a 7-inch released on their own Eternal Bliss records in fall 2012.