T-REX MARATHON - Get Political With “Faux News” Off Upcoming Album “Days Without Incident”

Ottawa’s T-Rex Marathon is releasing their first full-length album this year and it is chock full of melodic, energetic, and authentic pop-punk and post-hardcore.

The reception T-Rex Marathon is hoping for is one of mild nostalgia. As much as they are a new band, they aim to send their listeners back in time to the 2010 era when life felt a little simpler and times were a little happier for their fans.

That is exactly what their new album, “Days Without Incident” does. The nostalgia is the initial hook, however progressing through the album, the listener takes in the sonic variety they’ve provided leaving a complex emotional response. Each of the songs was carefully chosen to reflect the past, present, and future of the band. They tell a story of a fledgling high school band that’s growing up and becoming a serious act with a message to say.

The first single from the album is “Faux News” and T-Rex Marathon shares the motivation behind it:

“Let’s get political. The title is a pun on “Fox News” and fake news (as if it wasn’t obvious). It’s us holding a mirror to our neighbours to the south and diagnosing some of the more obvious issues with them and by extension, the rest of the western world.”

Making use of a stadium punk style sound (a la Billy Talent), the band explores ideas of consumerism, kabuki theatre democracy, individual responsibility, and what it means to exist in the world we do. The song is catchy, simple, and easy to shout along with and is the kind of song that would galvanize young budding activists to dive deeper into the ideas the band is trying to convey.

The song was premiered on GhostCultMag!

The full release of “Days Without Incident” is out on October 16, 2020.
Album pre-order at T-rexmarathon.bandcamp.com and pre-save on Spotify, Apple Music here.

Track Listing:

1. All For Nothing (2:56)
2. No Words (4:56)
3. Faux News (3:05)
4. A Prison Just For Us (4:08)
5. Turnpike (4:06)
6. Pick Your Poison (4:58)
7. Misfits (4:24)
8. Sheltered (4:01)
9. Futures and Goodbyes (4:32)
10. 5 Centimeters Per Second (5:58)