Boomkat Product Review:
An unrepentantly lo-fi record, Marmoset's second album 'Florist Fired' (geddit?) reminds me of that time in the early 90s when all indie rock wanted to do was sound like it had been recorded on the cheap. Not that people don't want to sound like that now, of course they do, but it was more widespread then with seemingly every other band influenced by Velvet Underground or Sebadoh and to my mind Maromset capture this perfectly while allowing themselves to incorporate a bit of something new. The Indianapolis trio were one of Secretly Canadian's first signings and for many fans never reached the audience they clearly deserved - maybe that's because they have been so sporadic with releases, since their signing they have only released two albums and an EP including this one, and 'Florist Fired' is even made up of 2003 sessions, so it's hard to keep people on their toes. However that doesn't give any less weight to their endearing take on fuzzed out pop-rock and with the slightest of means (bass guitar, drums, vocals, pedals) they make the kind of indie racket I don't get enough of in my life. It's unlikely to set the world alight but 'Florist Fired' should appeal to the more discerning indie fans, those looking for something a little special - recommended.