Goo Goo Dolls' Mike Malinin's Forty Marshas Ready Debut

posted June 25, 2007

Goo Goo Dolls' Mike Malinin's Forty Marshas Ready DebutThe story of how Forty Marshas came to be is a classic example of putting the carriage before the horse. The end result, however, is a truly beautiful and creative album. Conceived by Mike Malinin of the Goo Goo Dolls several years ago as nothing more than “a great name for a band,” Forty Marshas eventually evolved into a true collaborative band. Forty Marsha’s self-titled debut CD is set for a June 26 release on Beatville Records.

In early 2007, Malinin gathered a collection of very talented friends and musicians at Los Angeles’ Swing House Studio. A week later, with friends like Efrem Schulz of Death By Stereo, LA bass legend John Avila, Green Day sideman Jason Freese, along with Goo Goo Dolls touring members Korel Tunador and Brad Frenquist and others, the self titled debut release by Forty Marshas was complete, and is nothing shy of a musical tour de force.

Featuring the indie rock anthem “Think Big”, and a scorching cover of the Kinks’ “Sold Me Out”, this eclectic album almost plays like the soundtrack to a movie covering a large part of the musical spectrum.