Barcodes - single

by Making Marks

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    Tasteful 7" version of the Barcodes single with the B-side "A Thousand Half-Truths". Beautiful cardboard sleave designed by Paul Rains, inspired by one of the "Barcode" waterfront development in Oslo. Released by Fika Recordings.

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    Rocking Making Marks band t-shirt! Designed by Jørgen Nordby as a spoof on Sverre Bjertnes' single cover for Ticket Machine. Available in both male and female versions, all sizes. Color: Sports Grey. T-shirt: Gildan (morally acceptable).
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    Get all 9 Making Marks releases available on Bandcamp and save 40%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of A Thousand Half-Truths, Uten en tråd - single, Christmas, Barcodes - single, Songs in A Major EP, Ticket Machine - single, Making Marks, Think Too Much, and 1 more. , and , .

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Making Marks release the second single from their forthcoming album In A Desert Of Consultancy ahead of a busy summer festival and touring circuit.

After the well-received debut single Ticket Machine, the hard working Norwegian quartet from Oslo return with Barcodes. A guaranteed summer pop hit, Barcodes combines the warmth and nearness of an indiepop dance floor classic, with all the coolness and distance you’d expect from upcoming stars of the Scandinavian music scene. Making Marks have toured heavily over the past year, playing across Europe with the likes of Allo Darlin and North America with Tigercats, culminating in a show stealing performance at New York Popfest.
This summer sees them return to the UK for appearances at Secret Garden Party and Indietracks festivals before a short tour with NYC based The Ballet.

The Barcodes 7” features an exclusive non-album mix of Barcodes, featuring Allo Darlin’s Paul Rains on lapsteel guitar, who also leant his hand to the Barcodes artwork illustrations. The flip side is a near-acoustic version of A Thousand Half-Truths, allowing Ola and Nina’s delicate vocal interchanges to flourish.
Versions of both tracks appear on their upcoming debut album, where in particular A Thousand Half-Truths showcases Making Marks’ diversity - from the bare heartbreaking tenderness of this single version to the euphoric and reverb drenched guitar solos that comprise the dynamic album version of the song.
Norwegian disco producer Skantze lends his hands to a remix bonus track for the single too, for an extra fix of uber-cool Scando-disco....

“upbeat, lovely soulful indie pop. Think Belle & Sebastian sprinkled with Motown, jazz, and far more instruments, including the banjo, classical strings, brass and the glockenspiel. What keeps [them] an indie pop band as we know it is frontman Ola Innset’s serene, Paul Simon-esque voice” MTV Iggy

“While the Oslo-based quartet’s melancholy instrumentals were lush, it was their secret weapon—cotton candy-spun male/female harmonies—that got the packed out bar moving” Under The Radar

“It has elements of everything: Belle & Sebastian, Animal Collective, Kitchens Of Distinction, Allo Darlin’…” Everett True - Collapse Board


released August 4, 2013

Track 1 recorded and mixed by Simon Throught and Giles Barratt in Soup Studio, London - September 2012. Pedal Steel by Paul Rains. Track 2 recorded in Six Feet Over Studio, Oslo - February 2012, mixed by Sjur Lyseid. Both tracks mastered by Sjur Lyseid at Six Feet Over.



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