Zen Marino was formed in Spring of 2015 by Chase Obrecht and Kevin McCarthy at Elon University. Drawing influence from bands such as CHON and Algernon Cadwallader, Zen Marino has started to form their own punchy and melodic style of upbeat indie rock they would eventually refer to as “noodle punk”.
Soon after returning to school in Fall of 2016, Zen Marino played their second full band show at The Oak House with fellow Elon band Cloud Hands. Most recently, the band was signed to Elon’s record label Limelight Records. Zen Marino has continued to work hard on new music and plan on beginning the recording of their album in the coming months.