While longtime friends Chase Weinacht and Josh Halpern have been making music in Austin as Marmalakes for nearly a decade, it’s been five years since they have released any new recordings. Beginning in 2010, the pair defined their energetic crafted pop sound over a series of four EP’s, but the last appeared in 2013. Since then the pair has been busy with other projects – songwriter Weinacht with his other band the Hermits, and Halpern drumming for everyone from Palo Duro to Shearwater. Throughout the years, though, Weinacht kept writing, and finally, the pair re-entered the studio last year to record their debut full-length album. Please Don’t Stop is their most accomplished work to date, and the album will be released May 11th. The pair are already on tour but return to Austin to celebrate the album release with a KUTX After hours performance on Monday, May 7th. They will also reveal their inspirations as they take over the airwaves for MY KUTX Saturday, May 12th.
– Jeff McCord, KUTX Music Director