The Faroe Islands, situated in the North Atlantic northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Denmark, are a long way from Los Angeles — 4821 miles, according to careful research (OK, we Googled). But the folk quartet Marius, hailing from the village of Søldarfjørður, are much closer musically. The band, fronted by singer-multi-instrumentalist Marius Ziska, along with guitarist Heðin Ziska, bassist Allan Tausen and drummer Brandur Jacobsen, make lovely Americana that would fit snugly into the folk scene here. Having just finished recording a new album, the foursome is currently on their first tour of the U.S., which brings them to southern California for two dates this week.
||| Download: “Walk the Road”
||| Live: Marius, along with Charlie Clark and Oak & Gorski, play tomorrow at Buzz Bands LA’s SecondTuesday monthly songwriter night at Lot 1 Cafe. Marius also plays with Fort King and Clark on Wednesday at 3 Clubs.
||| Also: Check out No Depression for an interview with Ziska and some background on Marius’ homeland.