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The Skinny: Around the time Denton, TX legends Marked Men were entering into their current state of semi- hibernation, co-singer, songwriter and guitarist Mark Ryan decided he wanted to go in a slightly different direction for his next project, with recordings handled mostly by himself.

It’s catchy stuff that isn’t afraid to spread out a bit and reflect a wide range of influences and interests. A little 60’s pop here, a little lo-fi there, a little weirdo-in-his-bedroom-with-a-4-track in other places. They released a 7″ last year on Dirtnap that already had the likes of Pitchfork, Razorcake and others talking.

Publisher, CEO, and Co-Founder - Born in 2003, V13 was a socio-political website that, in 2005, morphed into PureGrainAudio and spent 15 years developing into one of Canada (and the world’s) leading music sites. On the eve the site’s 15th anniversary, a full re-launch and rebrand takes us back to our roots and opens the door to a full suite of Music, Film, TV, and Cultural content.