“We feel like this project gets us
back to where we started,” states Eric of
the Lakeland, FL band Denison Marrs. “ This
album was a group effort. We collectively came
together and wrote each song, so it seemed appropriate
for this CD to be self-titled. I think it’s
very true to who we are as a band, at this time
in our lives.”
Since their inception in 1995, Denison Marrs
has received much critical acclaim and have become
a fan favorite with their distinctive sound and
high-energy performances. They have been a choice
opener for many larger bands such as Switchfoot,
Starflyer 59, Stavesacre, Copeland & on the
“On this project, we set off to let the
songs do what they wanted to do,” notes
Eric, “We tried to not focus quite as much
on the structure or on the typical rules of songwriting.
Hopefully we were able to let whatever needed
to come out, come out.”
The band was given free reign, self-producing
and recording the CD. Ken Andrews (Failure, Year
of the Rabbit, ON) was brought in to mix. “We
have all been long-time Failure fans, so when
Ken agreed to mix the album, we were really happy.
I think he was the perfect choice.”
Dean Lorenz is the latest addition to the band.
He has played for several bands around Florida,
so the band was well acquainted with him and his
style of playing. “Dean has an interesting
way of writing,” explains Daniel, “He
was originally a guitar player, so he approaches
songs differently than drummers typically do.
We think it makes the songs feel a little different
than on our past projects.” It should be
noted that Dean also became Eric’s brother-in-law
in June of 2004.
Lyrically, Denison Marrs is back to their basics.
These are songs of day to day life, of love, of
hope, of faith. Eric continues, “As a band
we’ve gone through some changes over the
past couple of years – we’ve been
touring, writing, getting married, having children
– and this album is reminiscent of that.”