Marvel Years Multi-Instrumentalist Releases Voyage Ahead Pt. 1 EP

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Shapeshifter and Multi-Instrumentalist Producer Marvel years has dedicated his career to evolving his sound and redefining the boundaries of traditional electronic music genres.

Blending guitar instrumentation with studio beat-making, the Vermont-born, New York-based artist fuels his productions with soul and blues to create the raw, bass-heavy sound that has earned him multiple performances at Red Rocks alongside ZHU, STS9 and Pretty Lights.
When the early days of the pandemic robbed Marvel Years of its live performance haven, the creative polymath decided to use the lockdown to reinvigorate his love for studio songwriting and refine the sound of Marvel Years. The result of this thinking was the concept of Voyage Ahead, a sprawling themed listening journey that takes fans on the exciting new sonic adventures of Marvel Years.

That journey begins now with Voyage Ahead Pt.1, the first part of a two-part series of EPs and a collection of songs that emulates the jubilation of live performance in electronic music. On Voyage Ahead Pt. 1, Marvel Years goes beyond live guitar recordings by playing every instrumental element himself in places where he would have used samples. This process culminates in a studio EP that recreates the live sound of Marvel Years from a time when it couldn’t actually perform, bringing out the artist’s most innovative work to date and showing the immense possibilities of what Marvel Years maybe.

Last month, fans got their first taste of Voyage Ahead Pt.1 with the EP’s lead single, “Come This Far” – a collaboration with electronic music keyboardist Jason Leech (who opened for Galantis, GRiZ and Big Gigantic) and singer Jess Lamb. The song kicks off with bluesy piano riffs and raw, punchy basslines that underscore Lamb’s raspy, infectious voice. It then transitions into deep, booming basses, futuristic synth melodies, and grand guitar solos, setting the tone for the cosmic listening experience and blending genres of Voyage Ahead Pt. 1.

Marvel Years continues to display that blues-influenced electronic style throughout the EP. On “Higher Up,” the producer infuses virtuoso guitar playing with high-level digital production technique, blending catchy vocals, punchy drum beats, and detailed synth sound design for a lush, shape-shifting banger.

The EP is completed by his other kaleidoscopic masterpieces, “Lean With It”, “Where The Bounce At” and “Space March”, culminating in a five-track set designed to retain the groove and swagger typical of Marvel Years while also taking a glimpse into the future of the dynamic musical project.

Fans can immerse themselves in the Voyage Ahead universe at the upcoming Marvel Years headlining show at the Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver on Friday, October 7, 2022. The event will feature a unique two-part performance: a solo by Marvel Years preceded by a Marvel Ensemble Years Trio featuring Jason Leech alongside Emancipator/Manic Focus drummer Colby Buckler. The solo set will spotlight Marvel Years’ eclectic skills as he bounces between guitar, synths and the DJ deck for a bass-heavy performance. The Marvel Years Trio set will then see the multi-instrumentalist flex his abilities as a bandleader, with the jamtronica sounds of Jason Leech’s keys and the powerful and versatile drums of Colby Buckler coming together to complement the more soulful sounds and instrumentals from Marvel Years. .

Marvel Years will also show off their prowess live on their national fall tour, including festivals such as Freaky Deaky and Greenway Music Festival. Tickets on sale now!

Marvel Years Tour Dates

08/26/22 – Higher Education – Lebanon, ME *

02/09/22 – 04/09/22: Greenway Music Festival 2022 – Woodbury, TN

9/10/22 – Same But Different – Lake Perris, CA*

10/05/22 – 10/06/22: Voyager V – Louisville, Kentucky

10/07/22 – Cervantes Otherside – Denver, CO

10/08/22 – Theater of Stars – Portland, OR+

10/09/22 – The Big Dirty – Eugene, OR+

10/29/22 – 10/30/22: Freaky Deaky – Baytown, TX

* Seated with Manic Focus Live Band

+Support for Papadosio

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