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Somewhere in an Allston backyard, Marinara frontman Nick Cortezi was once served some (rather brutal) real-life inspiration for a new single called “Ugly Sleeper.”
A Brooklyn-based indie supergroup of sorts, the band combines members of Active Bird Community, Your Dog, Double Cuff, and Boston’s own frequent criers Future Teens – making the Allston backdrop of their new single (released October 9) perfectly on-brand.
Looking towards the release of their record I Feel Like Dog, which drops November 8, the group recalled certain emotionally-wrought experiences in the Boston ‘hood to write “Ugly Sleeper.”
“The song’s a lamentation of friendship lost, shot through one particularly ugly interaction in a backyard in Allston,” Cortezi explains. “For a while, there was a certain solipsism I had to navigate when things went belly up with people. This song still is immature in that way. The chorus is simultaneously an assessment of where things went and a refracted naivety of why it went wrong. When I wished things went different, I needed to investigate my own accountability in the interaction.”
“Soda stains on your shirt / Quit pretendin’ you don’t hurt,” the first verse reveals. Yeah, it’s that kind of desolation.