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Hartford's The Magik Markers Are Back With a New Record

Hartford's The Magik Markers Are Back With a New Record

Every city gets the indie rock it deserves, you might say. In Connecticut, the psychedelic soul of Bridgeport's Stepkids and the collegiate polish of New-Haven-centric Mates of States, could be used to make that point. And the noisy abrasive blare and sub-surface poetry of the Magik Markers, formed in Hartford, further extends the theory. The Magik Markers — whose new record, Surrender to the Fantasy, comes out this month on Drag City — are not exactly from Hartford anymore. They've moved on, to Chicago, Seattle, Brooklyn and beyond over the years. (They're touring Europe this month.) But the band, which went from being a trio to a duo and is now back to its...

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