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Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

The Marsupials break up

Noise rockers call it quits after three years

By Jeff Terich
Marsupials The Marsupials have called it a day after three years together.

After playing music together for more than three years, noise-rock quartet The Marsupials have broken up.

The group was known for its intense live performances, particularly singer Douglas Thompson, who displayed an animated, intense demeanor onstage, with antics that sometimes involved setting his beard on fire. However, Thompson tells CityBeat that The Marsupials probably weren't meant to last that long, simply because of the nature of the individuals in the band.  

"It was a fun ride, but, ultimately, it was four completely different people coming from four different places," he says. "That's what made it as good as it was." 

One of the contributing factors in the dissolution was that everyone in the group had other bands, making it difficult to commit to one project. Bassist Jimmy Armbrust is in Death Eyes. Guitarist David Robles is in Madly. Drummer Darrin Lee is in Roxy Jones. And Thompson has started a new, so-far-unnamed project with Chad Hartgrave from Archons.

Thompson says that even though not everyone was able to commit to the project with the frequency that they once did, replacing a member was not an option.

"Ultimately, if we did that, it would be a different band," he says. "It would never be The Marsupials if it was half the band."

In the end, it was more than scheduling conflicts that did the band in; as a result of so many different personalities in the group, Thompson says that "some of the people [in the band] don't get along anymore." Consequently, the group never ended up scheduling one final show to send off The Marsupials properly. Regardless, Thompson says his three years in the band were a positive experience.

"I personally have no regrets," he says. 

Email jefft@sdcitybeat.com or follow him at @1000TimesJeff




 
 
 
 
 
 
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