... & All His Boyish Charms

Marq DeSouza

The latest full-length release. A roller-coaster ride of a singer/songwriter collection with musical twists at every turn. Modern pop influences collide with more traditional fare, blending elements of rock, folk, soul & even hip-hop. All of this glued together with Marq’s trademark lyrical depth & intimate vocal stylings. Listen to full album here... http://marqdesouza.bandcamp.com/album/all-his-boyish-charms-2009

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  1. 1 Who Is Better Than Us? 03:36 Lyrics
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  2. 2 More Than A Price 05:51 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Absolute Duty (to you) 05:09 Lyrics
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  4. 4 End Of This Song 04:42 Lyrics
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Marq DeSouza

Marq DeSouza

Co-Production by Todd Kerns (Slash, Age of Electric). Recorded at Greenhouse Studios. Listen to full album here... http://marqdesouza.bandcamp.com/album/marq-desouza-2006

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  1. 1 Some $, Somehow 04:53 Lyrics
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  2. 2 You Haven't Changed At All 06:12 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Glimpse Of Her 05:55 Lyrics
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  4. 4 The Monologue Is All That Remains 05:48 Lyrics
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  5. 5 Razorburn 06:53 Lyrics
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  6. 6 Daddy Doom 03:29 Lyrics
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  7. 7 When I Was A Child 04:29 Lyrics
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Solarbaby

Marq DeSouza

Listen to full albums here... http://music.cbc.ca/#/bands/Solarbaby

Nominated best local debut in the prestigious Georgia Straight Music Awards. THE POWER OF NEGATIVE PRAYER was a critical and college radio smash that took the Vancouver scene by storm in the summer of 1998. This probably due to the fact that it was released after only a handful of live gigs had been performed. It is an indie lo-fi tour de force, often described by Marq as "cubist power pop." Short, jagged songs crashing into more lush, rounder visions. Arena ready anthems spat out by a garage-y trio with a punk attitude. Most reviews focused on the lyrics. A schizophrenic collage of puns inversed, sexual innuendo, and caustic wit walking the fine line between comedy and tragedy. Also had a shade of the country texture that would come out more in future releases. Most often compared with Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello, The Replacements, Guided By Voices, Smashing Pumpkins, "Some Girls," era Stones.

ANOTHER SIDEWALK'S BLOODY DREAM was the long-awaited follow-up to THE POWER OF NEGATIVE PRAYER. The critically lauded writing of MARQ DESOUZA, fresh from a detour into solo-territory with the rootsy TEMPORARY REDEMPTION, is in full-bloom here. Gone are the lo-fi sonics and kitchsy wordplay of their debut. A world weary frustration blankets the words and melodies. The first single BENZEDREAM is a distinct mix of 70's glam and classic rock with a trip-hop beat countering that familiar, “(I can't no) Satisfaction,” feeling. Here's what A&R at a leading Canadian label had to say after hearing an advance copy of the disc. “The songwriting is terrific. There is a huge Rolling Stones vibe to it. This sounds like it could have been the lost record, in the height of their success. There are many excellent songs on here, hard to choose favorites.”

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  1. 1 Born Again Then Buried Alive 03:41 Lyrics
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  2. 2 Personal Questions 04:10 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Losing Time 03:37 Lyrics
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  4. 4 Outliving James Dean 01:08 Lyrics
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  5. 5 Cheap Words Like Happiness 02:57 Lyrics
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Temporary Redemption

Marq DeSouza

After a whirlwind of shows and promotion, Solarbaby finally slowed down enough to begin work on their second CD. After an album’s worth of tracks were shortlisted for the sophomore effort, Marq realized that there were many worthy songs that for some reason failed to make the cut. Rather than let this material die an obscure death, Marq decided to record a quickie solo effort. Ambitiously sprawling, the record is a virtual history of American rock and roll and a decided left turn from Solarbaby. A song-oriented cycle of old-time folkers, slide guitar slashers, flat out classic rockers, with one knock 'em dead piano ballad at its emotional center. With most all the instrumentation and production (drums all on one track!) handled by Marq, this is probably his most pure and honest recording. Most often compared with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Wilco, "White Album," era Beatles, "Between the Buttons," era Stones.

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  1. 1 Don't Go Shooting Horses 04:19 Lyrics
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  2. 2 Here's A Song For You 04:14 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Bleeding On The Inside 02:07 Lyrics
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  4. 4 Raze The Living Dead 02:56 Lyrics
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