Tuesday 10 December 2013


GenresPunk / Emo-Violence / Noise Rock / Grind / Post-Hardcore / Screamo / Skramz
Related artistsPhoenix BodiesHospitals, Brighter Arrows and BirdBrain.
Country: Indiana, USA
Years Active: 1999-2003
Song: "Purely Chemical Measurements"
Album: "3-7-77"
Year: 2000
Label(s): Electric Human Project / Heroine Records / Alone Records / Redwood Records /
               Happy Couples Never Last
This post's artist is from the December 2013 Mix. This is track #14.
You can download the December 2013 Mix right here.
For fans of: Jeromes Dream, Ice Hockey, Deadseraphim, Phoenix BodiesHospitalsWow, Owls!, мища, Loma Prieta, Lord Snow, Tentacles, Kodan Armada, Francis Brady, The Third Memory, Me And Him Call It Us, L'Antietam, Clancy 6, Loftus, Louise Cyphre, Republic Of Dreams, CassilisMakara, The Blood Brothers, Usurp Synapse, Maximillian Colby and La Quiete aka PROPER Screamo.

I've got back into a huge MARA'AKATE kick after listening to Ice Hockey's latest EP, which I reviewed yesterday. This one-two punch was no accident. If you stripped away most of the slower melodies and replaced them with spastic, A-D-D riffing and lyrics about permutations and globules (and who knows what else) then this is what you'd be left with.

In 2002, the vocalist Josh really changed his style from over the top banshee screaming (see Clancy 6 and Loftus) to a coarse yell with the occasional scream. In these early years, MARA'AKATE was reminiscent of bands like Jeromes Dream, Tentacles, Loma Prieta and Me And Him Call It Us. The less abrasive vocals changed in and matched the instrumentals that also shifted a bit, as they slowed down and may very well have influenced the likes of Wow, Owls!, L'Antietam and other garage rock oriented screamo bands. The later material sounds like the 2 previous bands as well as Rye Coalition, Maximillian Colby, Secret Smoker, The Blood Brothers and Usurp Synapse all rolled into one.

Besides from downloading the band's discography that I have posted, I would also strongly recommend getting your hands on MARA'AKATE's 'Congratulations On Your Impending Geography' tour dvd. It really shows you some funny clips, amazing sets and includes a butt-load of live songs from other bands such as Off Minor, Francis Brady, Yage, etc. I hope this gets more people into this band. It's kinda like Lord Snow, but a little less crazy.


Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.

2000 - 3-7-77 7"EP (PURCHASE HERE)
2000 - Fable Split 7" (PURCHASE HERE)

2001 - Racebannon Split 6"

2002 - Mara'akate cd/12"EP
2002 - A Significant Portion of Their Discography cd compilation
           (includes everything except the S/T 12" and Rep Seki 10")

2003 - Rep Seki Split 10"EP


(2000) MARA'AKATE - "Purely Chemical Measurements" (from '3-7-77')

(2000) MARA'AKATE - "Two Dissimilar Materials" (from 'Fable' split)

(2001) MARA'AKATE - "Why and How" (from 'Racebannon' split)
(2002) MARA'AKATE - "Piano Song" (from 'A Significant Portion of Their Discography')

(2002) MARA'AKATE - "Congratulations on Your Impending" (from 'Mara'akate' cd/12")

(2003) MARA'AKATE - "It Took Me 15 Years to Build a Bear" (from 'Rep Seki' split)


MARA'AKATE out-of-print discography mp3 download



  1. Hey, I played guitar in this band - thanks for the shout out, even thought it was a while ago - our discography is also available here: http://music.maraakate.com. I was in this band for a while as well - http://music.thinfevers.com/ and am in this band currrently http://music.conjurer.in/ - new record should be out soon!

    1. Brian, that's awesome that you checked out the review! Did Colin send you the link?
      I will be rifling through all the material you've posted over the coming weeks. Would you want to do an interview, mostly based around Mara'akate? Thanks for making amazing music!

      Much love,


  2. Crap. Two years later and I see this comment. Hope you liked that stuff. Always down for a chat!