Magik Markers started in Budapest Hungary in 1999. Elisa Ambrogio told Peter Nolan that she was a Smith college student who would one day write the great American novel. Pete was sold, so he uprooted from Michigan and began making noise music in the basement of Eliisa’s grandparents home in Hartford CT… One day Elisa’s best friend Leah joined in… and soon Elisa did too… After a short time they became famous in their region… so they took the show on the road… playing from the east coast to the west…over the years they have gained the love of the good people.. and the hatred of the stupid… They have been honored to play many shows with Sonic Youth, SUNN0))), LIGHTNING BOLT, COMETS ON FIRE, FOUR TET, SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE, SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN… and DINOSAUR JR during all their last US tour…they are honored once again to play All Tommorrow’s Parties in England this year invited by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs!! “We’ve never composed anything,” says Nolan of the band’s approach. “We’ve gone down various tributaries, sometimes tiny. Sometimes I feel like an octopus whose arms can touch the back of the room.” The Magik Markers came across as one of the best and most dangerous rock bands working right now. More than anything else, their sound was punk as fuck, not a lame parody of a once valid genre, but a full on kick to the throat of rock and noise in general – daring the formalists to open things up a bit and the noiseniks to make the crowd want to move it. The new rock-as-noise-clatter paradigm has been set. Deal with this band head on. Learn to love or hate it. It’s a dividing line for the new noise scene!