I’ve lived through some cold winters but the imagery in Marshall McLean Band’s on-point new “Coat of Many Colors” video sent shivers up my spine. Building a buzz through a string of sold-out shows in the Northwest, the band has scheduled a Video Release show for March 28th at The Panida Theater with support from Anna Tivel. Intense, impassioned and shot in what can only be described as a freezing, rural barn, “Coat of Many Colors” represents another milestone for McLean, bassist Justin Landis and drummer Jesse MacDonald.
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The Marshall McLean Band was born out of the Northwest, and it carries with it the unique sound that is becoming distinct to this part of the country. The four-piece band, based out of Spokane, has brought forth a fresh idea; that one can merge elements of thoughtful songwriting in folk, the driving force of rock, and the melodic accessibility of Americana and carve out a new genre – a kind of NW Americana Rock.
One of Spokane’s favorite songwriters, McLean manages to write songs without pretension. He sets reflective moods and backs them up with a distinctive picking style that travels seamlessly from powered lead lines to dynamic rhythm. It is in the final output, however, where the Marshall McLean Band carves its most solid niche. The method in which acoustical elements are managed through filters and amps gives forth a clean, overdriven sound that blurs the line between genres. The band is unafraid, blending these styles, taking the best of both worlds and discarding the rest.