Sunshine Enema

August 29, 2010 - Happy Birthday, Michael

Marrow covers Human Nature by Michael Jackson

Jeremy always wanted to cover his favorite Michael Jackson song, 'Human Nature' and, even as a young, obsessive MJ fan, never viewed it as a love song. Instead, he saw it as an expose on the dark side of humanity.

He talked the rest of us into covering it.

Here's our fully realized vision »

Sunshine Enema

July 27, 2010 - Rhapsody Review

The Year's Ten Best Overlooked Albums, So Far

by Chuck Eddy

This co-ed San Francisco trio's grassroots synth-pop sounds way more human than their genre usually allows; Erin Fortes' vocals have bite, bounce and bubble, as do the beats. Drum 'n' bass skitters, factory clanks, gabba speedups, rave trance-outs, guitar shocks, little gewgaws of noise: it all keeps moving, so fluidly you barely mind that the first four cuts hover around the seven-minute mark. Best songs: A plaintive Depeche Mode rip, a sadistic She Wants Revenge cover, a propulsive guest rap, and — surprise — a very pretty remake of the McGarrigles' '70s folk classic "Heart Like a Wheel."

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Erin Fortes Heart Like a Wheel

May 17, 2010 - Marrow on NPR

Marrow: An Unlikely Cover, Graceful And Masterful

by Cecile Cloutier

It's remarkable that Marrow, a dark San Francisco dance-pop trio that mixes sardonic lyrics and whip-cracking beats with a cheerfully jaded attitude, manages a graceful, masterful cover of cult songwriting duo Kate and Anna McGarrigle's "Heart Like a Wheel." It's even more remarkable that, alongside contentious Marrow-penned songs such as "Use Me" and "Impotent Hack," this deceptively spare folk song is easily the most nihilistic track on the disc.

Read the rest of the article here »

And check out our Video page to see the music video »

Marrow Use Me Shoot

March 19, 2010 - Marrow on AOL Music

'Use Me', the first single & video from 'Sunshine Enema'
premiered on

Watch the video here:

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Erin Fortes Use Me Shoot

March 10, 2010 - East Bay Express Review

Marrow / Sunshine Enema - Joy Division meets Thrill Kill Kult...

Marrow, Sunshine Enema. Dark, nasty electropop to "make you move your gloomy ass" (as singer Erin puts it) is what Marrow do, and they do it well. Think less chirpy happy upbeat and more Joy Division meets Thrill Kill Kult, with lots and lots of keyboards. At times Sunshine Enema even has an industrial edge, not something you'd expect, but a nice touch.


--Kirsty Evans, East Bay Express

Read it here »

jeremy at silicon valley rocks

January 24, 2010 - SVRocks Highlight Reel

Marrow featured in the Silicon Valley Rocks Highlight Reel

On December 9, Marrow joined 5 other bands to help raise money for a cause we believe deeply in - Music in Schools Today (MuST).

Videos and photos of the event can be seen by clicking here.

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November 16, 2009 - The Next Big Thing

Marrow on KALX FM 90.7

Marshall Stax played Use Me from Sunshine Enema tonight on his radio show "The Next Big Thing" on KALX Berkeley.

He also plugged our upcoming show at the Great American Music Hall to benefit Music in Schools Today (MuST). Below is an excerpt from the show.

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November 10, 2009

Sunshine Enema in the SF Chronicle...

"I went to my PO Box and a package took up the whole space. When I opened it, it looked like a prescription refill. My first thought was, I have someone else's prescription, is it a downer? Old habits die hard.

In the package there was a pill bottle, T-Shirt and CD. I still thought it was a pharmaceutical company sending me junk mail. Before tossing it, I took a second look and realized it was a promo release from a band.

Sunshine Enema by Marrow.

Read the full article here »

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October 21, 2009

Playing at Silicon Valley Rocks! @ Great American Music Hall

Marrow has been selected to join the lineup at Silicon Valley Rocks!, taking place at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on Wednesday, December 9.

Go to: for more details.


Timmii & Pater's Birthday

Tim Pratt asked Marrow to play at his birthday bash at the Dutchboy in Oakland.

We gladly accepted and are going to swing for the fences.

They'll barely know what hit 'em.



DNA gig with Pigface

Thanks to all the folks at Meat and the DNA Lounge staff. You guys are awesome. It's wonderful to work with such professionals.

Our sound check went great. Devon and Dave had the room dialed.

We rocked the crowd. Our new sound was met with lots of unsolicited positive feedback. We think we're onto something...


Marrow and Martin Atkins

Gig with Martin Atkins of Pigface

We got a call from Martin Atkins letting us know he's going to be in town. He'll be lecturing on his book Tour:Smart at Pyramind. We're huge fans of the book and it'll be great to hang with Martin again. This time on our turf.

We're lining up a gig for both Marrow and Martin at Meat at the DNA Lounge. It should be epic, and a great place to try out our new material.


Remixing ourselves...

Following the lead of our fans,

We wanted to take our own crack at the remix project. We're really liking where our direction is going. Less formal. Heavier grooves.

We've remixed Use Me, Out On A Limb, and are even doing a cover. We're calling the genre Thick Rich Viscotheque.