Reviewed by: VentVox
MaryAnne Marino’s “A Little Something EP” is a collection of lush folk pop songs that immediately recall the vocal styles of Carole King and Shawn Colvin. Each song is direct, there’s not a lot of room for filler within these songs. MaryAnne Marino’s guitar playing is clean and rich sounding, which suits the organic production on these tracks.
The EP kicks off with “Let’s Get Married” a strummy staccato ode to the early novelty of young love. As the EP progresses, there are tinges of self doubt and a melancholy shadow pervades on “Tell Me” and “Forever is Mine.” “A Little Something” closes with “Start Again” an upbeat song featuring a subversive synth along with a sharply strummed melody. “A Little Something EP” showcases a new talent ready to be discovered by the masses.
Reviewed by Chung Lee from The Hornet
In an industry that is constantly flourishing and expanding, it is difficult for any musician to be heard.
For MaryAnne Marino, shifting from the lead vocalist of the November Project to a soloist didn't make her any quieter.
Monday, the New Yorker will play at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles at 7PM.
A seasoned darling of the New York City music scene, the singer and songwriter possesses a soft, dreamy voice with a rare essence that doesn't need the support of instruments.
Still, the conglomeration of her sing-song, melodic voice with the up-beat rhythm of her band produces a Jason Mraz quality in some of her songs.
Her "Ghost of You" album, released 2006, is available for free with the purchase of her T-shirt on her website.
Her new EP "A Little Something", featuring the melodic song "Let's Get Married" will be available on iTunes at the end of the month.
Although Marino's music is definitely not the kind to blast in car stereos, its voluptuous quality is worth more than just a taste. It's worth the whole bite.