“End on End charges out of the gate with a nifty blend of acoustic and electric guitars, a tasty guitar solo and a catchy lyric bemoaning a world bleeding and an endless reality burnout. It sets the stage for the rest of the album which is not a concept album per se but one that has common themes." ... "The high energy of the title track (Tune It Out) is infectious. Released as the second single, it’s the centerpoint of the album lyrically: “My head is spinning around / It’s too damn loud / Turn down the TV / Makes me want to shout / What’s it about now? / This cycle’s getting vicious / I just want to tune it out.” Driving rhythm and a cacophony of guitars make it a standout."” - Rick Tvedt

Local Sounds Magazine

Marsden's first solo album, Gravity, is a mix between Alice In Chains (Sap and Jar of Flies specifically), Days of the New (lower-register vocal melodies and hooks), and Radiohead (expert guitar work à la The Bends). .... Listening to the whole thing in a sitting, there's no question that Marsden's Gravity is a clear statement of mood and genre.” - Mike Huberty

Maximum Ink Magazine

Marsden’s music is for the thoughtful listener, has an artistic integrity and is expertly crafted, exploring existential topics that are laced with love, loss and uncertainty. ... While vocals are a strength he also has a knack for guitar styling, providing both power and nuance in the melodic lines and chord structures. There are also some explosive solos. It’s firmly nestled in 90s grunge but there are elements of Pink Floyd, Radiohead, and space rock.  ” - Rick Tvedt

— Local Sounds

The album "Gravity" is one of the most heartfelt and poignant attempts to capture the heartbreak and attempted escape we all feel from within, both of individual events that shape us, as well as our experience of life as a whole. Not only do the lyrics tell a story, they ask questions of whether fate is real, love and hate are one in the same, and what a life worth living truly is.” - Riley Heninger

Interview with RJ Frometa from VENTS Magazine

Hi Marsden, welcome to VENTS! How have you been? 

Thanks for having me!  I’ve been good, busy, and excited for the release of the new album. 

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “End on End”? 

End on End is an upbeat song that disguises some darker lyrics, which is something I like to do a lot with my songs.  It’s acoustic guitar driven but still has plenty of electric guitars.  There’s a surf rock breakdown, a ripping guitar solo in the middle, and plenty of tasty licks and ear candy throughout. 

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song? 

I wouldn’t say anything one thing was the inspiration, but it was written during the beginning of COVID so that was definitely a part of it.  It also touches on general world craziness like climate change, natural disasters, or say, a pandemic.  It screams for sensibility while reconciling that things bleed and we need to learn to be ok with that.  As I was writing it I started to imagine the world spinning out of control like a car crashing and flipping end on end.

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