MEET THE BAND
In relinquishing the desire to control the world around her, Marker abandons the patterns of frustration and hopelessness triggered by those things outside her control. Arrowleaf’s album, Getting By focuses simultaneously on Marker’s exhaustion and hopefulness as she recognizes the importance of keeping her frustration from getting the best of her. Its songs act like post-it notes on a bedroom door reminding the listener that there’s a big difference between giving up and giving in.
It’s a constant barrage, so the cycle is seemingly endless, yet Getting By tacitly and pleasantly reconciles the unfolding of shared events with specific stories and feelings. Recorded in Marker’s home studio, Arrowleaf pairs washy guitar work, humming bass, and the occasional riotous trumpet line with delicate anecdotes; dreamy conversations with wide open spaces that address stories of loss and grief on a larger scale.
Featuring the introspective songwriting of Sarah Marker, the band is filled out by the thoughtful work of Brady Schwertfeger, Jake Whitecar, Peter Puczkowskyj Amanda Ceaser, and Jon Filkins. "Getting By" also features local musicians Jim Riach, Sean Burress, Bethany Joyce, Dan Weiss, Kira Bassingthwaighte, and Kaya Juda-Nelson.
vocals / keys / trumpet
vocals / synth
bass / vocals
JIM FRAZER RIACH