CultureMap Countdown - 30 days, 30 Artists
Day 24

Take a ride with Marmalakes and "The Adventures of Jubilant John in Giggle City"

Take a ride with Marmalakes and "Jubilant John"

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Marmalakes.

Name: Marmalakes

Featured track: "The Adventures of Jubilant John in Giggle City," featured on CultureMap's Texas Music Sampler

Country/City of origin: Austin, Texas

Genre: Rock

In one sentence: "Charming bluesy-folk music that allows its musicians to demonstrate just how skilled they are at their individual crafts." - CultureMap

Why we chose them: These darlings of the Austin music scene have become a CultureMap favorite for the go-to live rock show. The band's tight sound is driven by rock sensibilities that capture the catchiness of a solid folk hook. "The Adventures of Jubilant John in Giggle City" is a mouthful of a title, catchy in its own right — just like the song itself. The tune is an easy listen, driven by throwback surf rock and Pinkerton-era fun.

SXSW official showcase: Wednesday, March 13 at Hilton Garden Inn