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January 23, 2013

"Only An Impulse" is now out and available on CD through us or Drugged Conscience Records. You can also listen to the whole album on Bandcamp for FREE or purchase a digital copy there. I've also finally gotten the album up on Spotify for all of you freaks that like to use that thing, although don't listen to their BS about how the artists are getting paid. That's definitely a lie.

Some rough plans are in the works for a trip to Toronto in the near future, and I plan to make / finish making a music video sometime soon for one of the songs off Only An Impulse. Sarah and I began shooting for a couple of them many months ago and I think it's about time to do something with it. For now, live off this and stay tuned. Thanks!
September 17, 2012

Record release just booked for October 5 at Alderaan in Chicago, with Warsaw Vices, Richard Album, and Iron Cross. Check out the facebook event for more details!
Our new record "Only An Impulse" is now available from Drugged Conscience Records or on our Bandcamp page. Also watch the video preview of our new record if you haven't yet!
September 5, 2012

We're back from out West Coast tour and had a great time! Thanks to everyone who came out and helped. Our new record "Only An Impulse" is now available from Drugged Conscience Records or on our Bandcamp page. Chicago record release show and more shows soon! Also watch the video preview of our new record if you haven't yet!
June 18, 2012

We just released a video preview of our new record! Watch it on Vimeo. Come see us on June 20th at 7:30 PM at the Beat Kitchen with Young Jesus and Brontosaurus. If you're coming for us (I know you aarrre) then make sure to get there early!

In support of the new record "Only An Impulse" to be release August 1, we also just announced our summer tour dates! We'll be heading West from August 17th to September 1st. Check out the tentative tour schedule, and if you'd like us to stop by your city or you'd like to help with a show, please get in touch with us at See you soon!
April 29, 2012

Come see us on May 5th for the inaugural night of Version Fest 12 at the Orphanage for the ACT OF GOD art show. Show starts at 7, and we play at 8. So get there early!

We'll also have a new website soon with a preview track from the new record.
January 31, 2012

The new record is complete! 5 brand new songs along with the 5 Deer Head Pre-released songs rerecorded at the beautiful Bricktop Studios in Chicago. Carl Saff is slated to do the mastering, having a diverse client list, including related thrashers Harm's Way.

Look for a promotional video to be released very soon with details about the when and how exactly this record is coming out. Stay warm.
August 12, 2011

We have started recording for our new full-length at Bricktop Studios in Chicago! Check out some pictures of us in the studio. Drums and bass are all done, and we're now working on guitar. 10 songs is going to take us about 10 weeks I think, but I'm excited for the results.

We are also playing a Chicago show at The Empty Bottle next Wednesday 8.17 with House Sounds at 9:30. It's FREE if you send an email to with Maribelle in the subject. Check out the facebook event, or view the flyer!
July 15, 2011

We were recently added to a great show in Chicago with Make Do and Mend, Heartsounds, and Maribelle at The Beat Kitchen this Monday at 7:30 PM. Check the event info here, buy tickets, and view the flyer!

We will also begin recording for our new full-length this weekend at Bricktop Studios in Chicago!
June 1, 2011

Today we head out for a 5 day East Coast trip to New York and back! Check out the dates! Follow our tour updates on Twitter or Facebook, and check out the new recordings on Bandcamp!

Plans are made to hit the studio in July at Bricktop Studios to record 4 new songs in combination with studio versions of the 5 Pre-Release songs.
April 11, 2011

We just returned from our six day southern tour with Spells and had a great time! Our new recordings are also now available. A 5 song pre-release. Take a listen now on Bandcamp!

Summer tour dates will be anounced soon, including a trek out to the East Coast in June. So get in touch if you'd like us to make a stop in your town. See you soon!
March 21, 2011

Today I posted two new songs on our MySpace, Facebook and Bandcamp!

These songs are from an upcoming release available this summer, and a pre-release shorter version that will be available at our 6 tour dates, which we kick off next week with Spells! Hope to see you in your town soon!
February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day! I actually really don't like this holiday, but I just happened to be posting today, so...more importantly, we have two shows coming up in Chicago. On the 16th at Summercamp, and the 18th at Treasure Town.

We are also in the process of booking a 4 day weekend the last week of March, heading south with our friends SPELLS. We'll be going to Nashville and Memphis with a show on the way there and back. Hope to see you then!
January 13, 2011

Maribelle has officially begun playing out in the new format, with new members and new songs. We played our first "electric" show in Chicago a couple of months ago, and are on the path to recording in the near future.

O'er the Waves has also recently released our first recording and posted the entire record on Bandcamp. It's 8 songs available digitally or on CD entitled "Underneath the Window". Sarah and I are both really proud of this, so make sure to check it out!
September 12, 2010

We have made our first ever music video for the song "Please" from our LP "With Teeth Sharp As Old Friends"! Watch it now on Vimeo or YouTube! The video for "Please" was filmed at the Grand Canyon while on tour during the summer of 2010 and edited by Aaron upon returning home. Hope you enjoy it!

As I work on new Maribelle songs, Sarah and I will be playing our first show with a new side project, currently titled O'er the Waves, on Sept. 26th at Cafe Mustache in Chicago. This band will feature myself on drums, and her as the primary vocalist and piano player. I'm pumped!

To see pics and writings about tour written by Sarah, check out her tour blog below!

The new Maribelle LP "With Teeth Sharp as Old Friends" is available now from a number of places, including myself, InSound, Bandcamp.

In the art world, I recently finished working on a collaborative work out video with Chicago musicians The Hood Internet, and artist/ organizer Jake Myers. Video to be screened summer 2010.


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Maribelle is an emo-punk band from Chicago. Formed in 2006, members include E. Aaron Ross, Chris Mills, Patrick Lawlor, and Sarah Ross. 'With Teeth Sharp As Old Friends' was self-released in February of 2010, and is the first LP by the band. Maribelle contains current and previous members of Harm's Way, O'er the Waves, Weekend Nachos, Spells, and more. "Only an Impulse" is the second full-length from the band, and available now through Drugged Conscience Records.

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