Meet Claire. She's an idea, an approximation of a single woman navigating her 20s, looking for somewhere to go and something to do when she gets there. She's willing to pretend she believes in God for you but also mentally prepared to end every date with gunfire. Claire endures romantic obsessions, vexing insecurities and bouts of indifference while searching for authentic connections and asking unanswerable questions. And now, she's got a band.
Claire and the Potatoes was conceptualized by Marc With a C in late 2012, when he asked vocalist Leslie Rising to join him in recording a cover of The Little Girls' "So Hard To Be True." Pleased with the results, the duo recorded three additional covers and subsequently released the EP The I Do In I Doubt, billing it as sugary pop songs with boy/girl harmonies and an extra side of neurosis. The following month, Marc approached Milk Carton Superstars' Jim Myers about being the gigging drummer for the band. Soon after, Jim's MCS cohort Guy Larmay joined in on bass. As Marc introduced original material at rehearsals, a true band dynamic emerged. This led to songwriting collaborations, and, by the end of 2013, the group had developed enough material for a full-length album.
Have an Okay Time With Claire and the Potatoes! is that album. Recorded by Marc and mastered by Justin Beckler, it features 11 original songs, steeped in a '60s pop/rock aesthetic, that tell Claire's story.
Currently portrayed by Leslie, Marc, Guy and Jim, Claire and the Potatoes are based in Orlando. They often play shows but are more than likely not coming to your town.
See the video for "I Wanna Be Your Shadow" here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-6xSmuyNPw
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