10 Songs, 35 Minutes

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About Marker Starling

Led by Toronto keyboardist/vocalist Chris A. Cummings, Marker Starling make laid-back, '70s-influenced pop. In 2012, after spending over a decade working under the name Mantler, Cummings formed the Marker Starling Trio, bringing bassist Matt McLaren and drummer Jay Anderson on board. Similar to his work as Mantler, with Marker Starling Cummings investigates his own take on jazz-influenced soft rock à la Steely Dan and Todd Rundgren. In 2015, Marker Starling released their debut full-length album, Rosy Maze, on Tin Angel. He followed it up in 2016 with I'm Willing, a collection of cover songs by the likes of Classics IV ("Stormy") and Caetano Veloso ("Lost in the Paradise"). The album is a stripped-down affair with Cummings on piano, backed by a drum machine and guest vocals from Laetitia Sadier. Cummings had a busy 2017, collaborating with the German band Von Spar on their Street Life album and writing a song, "Deep Background," for Sadier's Finding Me Finding You. Marker Starling also released another album that year, Anchors and Ampersands, a collection of songs written and recorded by Cummings in the past redone in Marker Starling's soft pop style, plus covers of songs by the Spinners and Sandro Perri. ~ Matt Collar

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