MARC BAKER SHARES “NO PLACE I’D RATHER BE (COLD CAVE REMIX) VIA DANCING ASTRONAUT
PLAYS MIAMI HORROR’S ‘THE SHAPES’ BLOCK PARTY IN BROOKLYN AUG 19TH
LISTEN & SHARE: Marc Baker – “No Place I’d Rather Be (Cold Cave Remix)”
“evokes meditative states of being, as a transcendent rhythmic progression will captivate listeners from first listen.” – Dancing Astronaut
“simply three minutes and 46 seconds of pure euphoria.” – The 405
WATCH & SHARE: Marc Baker – “No Place I’d Rather Be” Lyric Video
Following the release of his debut single “No Place I’d Rather Be,” LA-based new wave and post-punk artist Marc Baker shares a new remix of the track by Cold Cave. Dancing Astronaut premiered the remix saying “Cold Cave’s take on Marc Baker’s original has us excited for what’s next from the rising artist.” You can check out the original version (produced by Benjamin Plant of Miami Horror) here + check out the lyric video here.
Marc Baker bring a punk attitude to pop and modern romance to punk. In a three piece suit, throwing white roses into the crowd, the Melbourne born and bred singer gives his all with class and inimitable panache. He swings the silver mic around his neck, creating a contagious energy. Dance or you might be struck. He means it.
The music, too, is reflective of all these things compounded with the frenetic energy and indelible melodies prevalent on the records he grew up listening to, which continue to serve as inspiration. Filtered through his and producer Benjamin Plant’s (Miami Horror) discerning ears—the songs recorded during their sessions yield a contemporary spin on that beloved, vintage sound.
The first single is entitled “No Place I’d Rather Be.” Its refrain illustrates the emotion Baker so brazenly wears on his sleeve: “There is no place I’d rather be than next to you, holding hands, watching the world fall to pieces,” he sings.
But it’s the yearning expressed—that desire and desperation to connect—which is most revelatory about Baker and the timeliness of his arrival. Sure, while that sentiment of longing is no stranger to song—it’s perhaps even more relevant today, where connectivity, though ostensibly at our fingertips, has never been so far away.
If you’re in the NYC area, you can catch Marc Baker playing a special show at Miami Horror’s The Shapes party at The Well in Brooklyn (8/19), more info here.
7.30 – Ace Hotel & Swim Club –
Palm Springs, CA
8.19 – The Well (w/ Miami Horror, Small Black) – Brooklyn, NY