brb (Single)

by Ian Marquis

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My friend, Matt, asked me to mix/produce his band's EP (the band is Marathon Man, and the EP is "4k" - more at ).

After wrapping up work on the four tracks, I felt like doing a remix.

"brb" began life as a basic electronic remix of their track "Soon", but before long it became something huge. By the time I was finished with it, I knew I had to release it as a single. And here we are.


you said you'd be back soon,
but now it's been five days
without you.

I know it isn't true,
but now it's been so long
without you.

So long, so long without you

You said you'd be back soon

You should know,
when you walked out the door
you left me on the floor here
without you.

So long, so long without you
So long, but I know, I'll see you

You said you'd be back soon

Our history, it fades away
like a morning storm on a summer's day.
All these things I didn't say

You said you'd be back


released July 14, 2016
Arranged, produced, and written by Ian Marquis. Vocals by M. Chabe.

All instruments by Ian Marquis, except electric guitar by M. Chabe.

"Soon" originally by M. Chabe, D. Farley, and F. Richards.



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Ian Marquis Portland, Maine

My songs are tiny ecosystems: self-sustaining, self-contained, intricate, and densely layered. I'm captivated by found sound and immaculate production. I sample my own work. I chop up my guitars and create arrangements I could never have played. I treat my voice like an instrument, pushing and pulling it in otherworldly directions. I polish each track until, sonically, it feels like it sparkles. ... more

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