In the year since his debut, Marco has become a formidable live presence on the local show circuit, and is already prepping to independently release another album, Days of Surrender, on Sept. 29. The last couple of months have seen several singles arrive already- “Say Goodbye,” “Now That It’s Over,” and “Days of Surrender”- all of which suggest that J. has further honed his sound and adopted a harder, grittier punch while still maintaining a pop accessibility, and we’re very excited today to bring you one more track before the record drops: “Bad News.“
Due for release on September 29th, Days of Surrender is a departure from Marco’s first album. The rock is harder. The rhythms are punchier. It’s angsty without being whiny. J. Marco has touched ground and his sophomore record is indie-rock par excellence. With both Days of Surrender’s release and a show at The High Watt around the corner, we gave Marco a call and discussed pop-punk music, Massachusetts and his new record in this All Things Go extended interview.