THE INNER GROOVE (1987)
______________________________________________ 2018 RECORD RELEASE NEWS:
PSYCH BAND MAESTROS
THE MARSHMALLOW OVERCOAT SIGNS WITH AREA PIRATA RECORDS
Tucson, Arizona (USA) – Garage-psych music maestros
The Marshmallow Overcoat are excited to announce their
signing with prominent indie record label Area Pirata.
The Marshmallow Overcoat has blasted the fuzz and
Farfisa since 1986 and is one of the few survivors of the
1980s garage rock revival. The band is enjoying another
rebirth of interest in their sound, largely through the new
documentary film about that will see release soon,
“All You Need Is Fuzz : 30 years in a garage band.”
A longtime major player in the European indie record scene,
the Italian label Area Pirata is the perfect home for the
paisley-punk journey of The Marshmallow Overcoat.
The label also boasts among its roster such prominent
neo-garage kingpins as The Sick Rose, Gravedigger V,
The Strange Flowers, and The Morlocks.
“We’ve been so fortunate to have records on some of the
most prominent garage rock labels of the past, like Dionysus
and Get Hip,” says Marshmallow Overcoat vocalist and
founder Timothy Gassen. “We are so pleased now to be
on the label blazing the way in garage music today, with
Gassen is well known in garage rock circles with the
nickname “The Guru of Garage,” and is the author of the
popular “Knights of Fuzz” book and DVD series, which
chronicles garage-psych music history since the 1980s.
Area Pirata will release a new album by The Marshmallow
Overcoat in November 2018.
Details will be announced soon.
ALLYOUNEEDISFUZZ.com — the home for the feature film garage-psych music documentary __________________________________________________________________________________
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About the feature film ALL YOU NEED IS FUZZ : 30 years in a garage band JOURNALISTS: Download the film information one-sheet pdf HERE __________________________________________________________________________________
Kids in the 1960s made music for the best reason — because they loved it. That sound was called “garage music.”
The garage music underground exploded again in the 1980s, and one band — The Marshmallow Overcoat —
and psychedelia from their Tucson, Arizona home for the next three decades.
Their improbable paisley-punk journey — and the hopes and struggles of thousands of other bands just like them —
in All You Need Is Fuzz : 30 years in a garage band, the feature documentary by director and renowned
garage-music expert Timothy Gassen.
“Most people probably think there are only a couple dozen rock bands out there, all playing in stadiums for a million
dollars a night,” Gassen jokes. “But thousands of garage bands continue to play, every day and night, all over the
world, just to keep rock and roll alive.”
And while record sales for The Marshmallow Overcoat won’t get confused with those of The Beatles, the Tucson
international tours, global TV exposure, college radio hits, and more than 30 records released in
The band’s amazing three-decade crusade, made on a perpetual shoestring budget, cemented The Marshmallow
Overcoat as one
of the longest-running garage bands in the history of rock & roll.
This feature-length documentary gives a rare and intimate insider’s glimpse into how a no-budget rock band
makes records, climbs in a van to take their show on the road — and then survives decades of changing
commercial resistance — and each other.
All You Need Is Fuzz : 30 years in a garage band is for anyone who ever dreamed of being in a band ...
and those who survived that dream.
• Painstakingly restored archive footage, music videos, concert clips, and candid photographs
and more than 40 original songs — culminating in one final
• 34 minutes of Blu-ray disc Bonus Features include restored music videos, complete concert
• Gassen earned the nickname “The Guru of Garage” — he’s written books and hundreds of
hosted his own garage rock radio show, and produced dozens