They Sound a Little Better in Print
Marching Band is Erik Sunbring and Jacob Lind from Linköping, Sweden. They seem like really nice guys. If you click around the pictures on their website you'll see lots of grass, trees, sunsets and bicycles. That seems about right to me, considering this is folk pop written by two friends from Sweden. And while we're in the beginning of Spring and this music seems rooted in Autumn, I think we can make due.
I like that this isn't country, or especially sad, or especially whiney. It's not really indie rock. It's really just pop music with nice harmony vocals, crisp acoustic guitars and some interesting production quirks here and there in the background. I especially like the xylophone quietly echoing the guitar line in the outro. The song has the feeling of something wrapping up, finally coming to a close. It reminds me of both Jose Gonzalez and Kings of Convenience, but it's a little sunnier than both of those, with seemingly more hope attached.
This song comes off the band's most recent of 3 EPs. You can hear the band's growth on each subsequent release, with this latest being the most confident and self-assured of the bunch. The opening track "Letters" is a nic piece of pop as well -- you can go to their site and track it down. If you'd like to purchase one of their EPs you can Contact the band to find out how. I think they cost 60 SEK, but I have no idea how much money that really is.