“In the company of European-influenced musicians like Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, and Nick Cave. A throaty voice, highly poetic lyrics and a kinetic band behind him. Compelling.”
— WILLIAM RUHLMANN, ALL MUSIC GUIDE
Deep as a whisper, urgent as a house on fire, Marc Farre’s music has the power to get under your skin.
Indie folk artist Marc Farre delivers cinematic art songs shot through with a raw, poetic energy. His voice is deep, intimate, intense. (Critics call it “mesmerizing.”) Open-hearted and hallucinatory, his music pulls you in like an art-house film.
Though he is based in Northern California, Marc Farre’s French background imbues his music with a European, art-house feel — a seductive ambience perfectly paired with his otherworldly lyrics and magnetic melodies.
While his past association with 20th-century giants Merce Cunningham and John Cage continues to drive Farre's creative vision toward the new, it is his visceral singing that really carries you out onto a tightrope — and leaves you there.
“Marc Farre has that certain something. A well-trained croon and a presence that Leonard Cohen would be proud of. ”
— KATE SILVER, THE BROOKLYN RAIL
“Phenomenally good music. Driving rhythms underpinned by intelligent writing & artful presentation. Brilliant.”
— PETER CLITHEROE, SUFFOLK'N'COOL (UK music podcast)
“Dark, hypnotic, intensely soulful... the musical equivalent of an art-house film.”
— MARY LYNN MITCHAM (GANNETT NEWSPAPERS)
“Marc Farre drizzles his super-deep vocals over rustic, Giant Sand–style arrangements, often singing in French.”
— TIME OUT NEW YORK