Australian Producer Wins Marrow Remix Contest

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San Francisco band selects track by Brett Grace of Canberra, Australia as the finalist.

Grace clearly understands us [Marrow], as well as his own genre

Today, San Francisco electro-industrial rock band Marrow announced the winner of their "Remix Us Miserable" contest. Brett Grace, aka audioirony of Canberra, Australia, won the contest with his remix of "There is no Reason" from Marrow's 2008 album "Quiet Desperation".

"Grace clearly understands us [Marrow], as well as his own genre", says David Earl, co-producer of Quiet Desperation. "There were some other great interpretations of our tracks, however, his ability to re-contextualize the original source material was spot on, and that's what makes a good remix - otherwise it can just end up being someone else's song with our samples on top."

Grace wins a "Marrow Misery Kit", which includes computer gear, their CD and other selected band merchandise, as well as featured placement on the Marrow remix album, due out this summer. Grace's track, along with other select entries, can be heard at Marrow's website, http://www.blissisignorance.com/audio/remix-us-miserable.

The remix contest was announced on Earl's SFLogicNinja YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/sflogicninja) on January 9th as well as on the Marrow website, http://www.blissisignorance.com. Marrow released 13 of the album's 15 tracks under the creative commons license and nearly 1,000 music producers worldwide have downloaded the multi-track files.

This is the latest in Marrow's efforts to reach out to their fans online. Their most recent Valentine's Day e-card campaign chalked up 50,000 views in 10 days--despite, or perhaps due to, some controversy around the e-cards.

Marrow has been featured on many pop culture blogs including laughingsquid.com, tinynibbles.com, metafilter.com and others, and was called a "local band, but moreso, an experience," by the San Francisco Chronicle's Violet Blue.

Marrow was also named "Band of the Week" in August 2008 by the Contra Costa Times. Marrow's live show has been described as "living art".

Marrow has upcoming performances on 4/18 in Oakland, CA, and 5/8 in Livermore, CA

For more information about Marrow and Quiet Desperation, visit http://www.blissisignorance.com/audio/quiet-desperation.

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