Sorry, Marshal is:
Greg Pamer - vocals, guitar
John Mattingly - drums
Dan Pamer - bass
Luke Naden - vocals, guitar
SORRY, MARSHAL: THE STORY
Sorry, Marshal is a rock n’ roll band from Baltimore, Maryland that was founded in 2018 by Greg Pamer, John Mattingly and Dan Pamer. Since starting out for months as a trio, the band later added classically trained guitarist, Luke Naden, rounding out its current lineup. Sorry, Marshal front person and primary songwriter, Greg Pamer, draws much of his influences from underground rock acts of the 1990s and 2000s such as Jawbreaker, Superchunk, Juliana Hatfield, Archers of Loaf, Sugar, MBV, Hey Mercedes, The Promise Ring, and Dinosaur Jr.
Sorry, Marshal began as a solo music project when local gumshoe, Greg Pamer, began creating new music after not playing or writing since he was a member of Velvet Ash Rumor (2002-2004). Pamer started writing and tracking new material on his cell phone back in 2017 in the basement of his Baltimore row home and had no real intentions of releasing his music. That all changed when a friend of Pamer’s listened to one of these recordings and remarked… “not bad.” After this revelation, Pamer was able to convince his older brother, Dan Pamer, and out-of-work drummer, John Mattingly (Bellman Barker, Black Hills and Velvet Ash Rumor) to start playing music with him again. The three of them then formed Sorry, Marshal in the spring of 2018 with Luke Naden joining later that summer.
In October 2018, John and Greg went into the studio and recorded Sorry, Marshal's debut EP at Beat Babies Recording Studio with sound engineer, Chris Freeland (Wye Oak, Lower Dens, Wildhoney). This extended play album was self-released on January 8, 2019 under the fictitious record label, Her-ting Records. EP-1 is available now on all major music streaming platforms.
"The group... reminds us that sometimes all one needs is a guitar, a fuzz box and a melody."
"Neenah is the wonderful new song by Sorry Marshal, a band from Baltimore. Musically, the piece is somehow settled between Shoegaze and Dreampop and exudes a shimmering LoFi charm."
"It’s both indie rock and shoegaze but the melodic song-based end of that genre’s spectrum. Super catchy stuff..."
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Upcoming Shows/Tour Dates
Fri. August 23rd - Rituals 12 W North Ave Baltimore, MD (formerly the Windup Space) Doors: 8pm, $10.
Wed. October 2nd - The Ugly Mug 723 8th St SE, Washington, DC (episode six GDSC Live! series) Doors 7:30pm, Free Show!
Mon. December 16th - Ottobar 2549 N Howard St, Baltimore, MD 21218. Doors: 7PM