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were one of the first Indie/Emo/Post Punk (whatever the hell you want to call it!) bands from Virginia Beach to actually release a record and go tour. Taking huge influences from bands like Jawbreaker, Seaweed, Samiam, and The Misfits, the boys came up with a sound that you couldn’t resist. After breaking up a few years back members went on the play in Johnny Utah and The Sugar Report.

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“BREATHING WILL BE ASSISTED”

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Marathon have managed to preserve their unique form of energy into the recording quality of this disc in fine fashion (and a huge step up from their debut EP). Tracked at Nada Recording Studio in New Windsor, NY, this album is convincingly loud and aggressive, in a brash, but professional sort of way. This may be a case of “reviewer’s hindsight” more than anything else, but the recording style genuinely reflects the attitude of the band’s music, rather than the usual case of a recording sounding “big” for the sake of sounding big.
The Bush administration, which could very well be turning the page on its final chapter this coming fall, has not only brought out resounding bouts of anger in countless people, but some damn fine music – passionately aggressive, surprisingly melodic punk rock for the most part.

Rochester’s Marathon plays a style not very far from the aforementioned. The band, on Red Leader Records (the former home of a little band you may have heard of named Strike Anywhere), recalls the semi-spastic tendencies of early Propagandhi, but much more varied in sound. The quirky vocals, which resemble Guttermouth’s Mark Adkins in his earlier days, still take on an original value of their own. They take some adjusting to, but fit the music well after several listens. Although, to be fair, Adkins was basically ripping off John K. Samson’s snotty technique for several years as it is.
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MARATHON -“S/T”

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MARATHON-“SONGS TO TURN THE TIDE”

MARATHON is now defunct,but the rest of the members are not these days.
Aaron plays in ATTICA ATTICA!
Nat-mo & Emmet are in POLAR BEAR CLUB
Licky & Brian-not sure
http://www.marathonarmy.org
http://www.atticaattica.org
DE-LA-HOYA discog. in the works @ RED LEADER RECORDS