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The first nationally released MTR product was a mix tape anthology. It came in a hand painted cassette. 90 straight minutes of the first EPs and the sketches from the never finalized Something About Marathons album.

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released September 15, 2001

Miles Curtiss
John Curtis

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Marvin The Robot Columbus, Ohio

Marvin The Robot has been a part of the Midwest indie music scene since 1999, crafting tunes and records with an eclectic, yet accessible approach.

The band's wit and lo-fi aesthetics transform the clanky guitars and raw energy into true indie gems, as the honest and essential approach bring Marvin The Robot close to some of their colleagues such as
Broken Social Scene, Sonic Youth or Sebadoh.
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Track Name: Ashy Hands
I never meant to sing so out key
It's just a sympton of my days.
If you find me
in the corner glistening...
My ashy hands have been rearranged
Track Name: Happier Songs (For Jerry Wick)
No we can't see Jerry's band.
But we can make the limelight buckle to its knees.
We'll go dancing with Used Kids
and see that we control our destinies.

These last instruments
we've yet to implement,
they may never come to need.
These last regements
grow more cognicent
of the market forces
that makes us dream of open seas.
Track Name: Rip Van Winkle
Sitting around your grandma's house always made me laugh.
What we took for a life long sentence was just an opening paragraph
Track Name: Jessica Bowen
I knew it would come to you.
Track Name: A Priest And A Rabbi Walk Into A Bar
Did you read the book about the ones who came before us?
If you had, you would know by now that babe, tehy don't adore us.
Kissing in the local parks, and laughing in the forrest.
They are lockjawed in a chorus, lockjawed in a chorus.
Track Name: Shoegazer Intellegencia Vs Thurberville Drunks
Whatever becomes of whatever we've done,
I'm sure the casualties have had their fun.
I'll see you around in a couple weeks.
As soon as I figure out what's gotten into me.
.....
I'll be keeping my heart tied to
"from now on"s until I'm strong.
We've been slagged off and shipped out
like so may cash cows
just waiting on their fucking sign