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Brian Marquis

Brian Marquis

Brian Marquis, former guitarist of the beloved Boston-based post-hardcore outfit Therefore I Am, has signed to Equal Vision Records as a solo artist.

"I am extremely excited to be teaming up with Equal Vision Records for my first solo full length. I feel confident that they know where I’m coming from and are genuinely excited about where I’m headed with my new music," shares Marquis. “Having played music for a while now in different scenarios, one of the most important things to me now, is working with people who are just as passionate about what they do as I am about my music. It’s that enthusiasm and foresight that make me proud to be a part of the EVR family.”

Marquis released his debut solo full-length album, Blood & Spirits, on May 13 – following his run on the first ever Acoustic Basement UK Tour, which will also feature Geoff Rickly (Thursday), KOJI, and Rob Lynch.

First vacation you remember taking?

Popham Beach in Phippsburg, Maine. I remember the ruins of an old fort at the end of the beach that I used to explore.

Favorite food when you were a child?

My mom's apple pie.

Last song you played?

Rape Me by Nirvana with Geoff Rickly in Manchester, UK

Can you dribble a basketball?

Yes, but I wouldn't say well.

Have you ever called 911?

Yes, probably a dozen times in my life.

What were you doing an hour ago?

Eating gluten free banana bread my girlfriend made. It's really good.

A magical moment in your life:

Night snorkeling in Hawaii with giant manta rays that were up to 17 feet wide and coming an inch away from me.

Classic or modern?

Manual

Any big tour plans coming?

I'll be playing at the Acoustic Basement stage on the 20th anniversary of the Vans Warped Tour all summer long.

When do you plan on going back into the studio?

Next winter

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