Unfortunately, I arrived a little bit too late for Marvelous Toy’s set at the Silver Lake Jubilee, and got to catch three of their last songs. But I could hear their joyous outbursts of keyboard and energetic rhythms when I was entering the festival.
They have catchy tunes, driven by that pounding keyboard played by Jordan Hudock, mixed with a charming xylophone played by Ny Lee, and these determined endearing vocals à la Billy Joel meets Okkervil River.
Their songs are instantaneously recognizable with their in-your-face delivery, furious beats quite hard to categorize, but that’s the beauty of it! I was wondering, is this one of these LA bands, which has been able to absorb many different influences and create its new indie-country-rock sound?
Like their last song (that I filmed), ‘I have to write this over’,… upbeat and light hearted… it had all the promises of a winning hit with its damned catchy oo-oo-oo chorus and its running piano part,… I wished I had seen the whole set, but here is their bandcamp page: http://marveloustoy.bandcamp.com
simultaneously self-effacing and egomaniacs
essentially a disco remix of “Rocket Man” featuring one of the the UK’s biggest stars…
“I literally really need you to jump up and down”
Friday night might kill us but Thursday evening is a blast
it just isn’t the triumph she needed after six years
an impressive sonic ride.
a high-spirited Post Pandemic anthem
a memorable band who were never better than here
almost Pink Floyd-esque