The Night Marchers are an alternative rock band formed in 2007 in San Diego, California. The band is composed of singer/guitarist John Reis, guitarist Gar Wood, bassist Tommy Kitsos, and drummer Jason Kourkounis. Reis, Wood, and Kourkounis had previously performed together in the Hot Snakes, while Kitsos previously performed with CPC Gangbangs. The Night Marchers' debut album See You in Magic was released in 2008 through Vagrant Records.
Reis described the sound of the new group as an amalgamation of his previous bands and influences:
The sound is a combonation [sic] of everything I've been a part of dating back to my prepubescent days in Pitchfork. Similar to Hot Snakes but not as sinister yet still maintaining some of the drama and subsonic boom. Akin to the rockin' fun of RFTC but without the same kind of riffery. Like the Sultans but not as straightforward yet still maintaining the sense of melody and pop of the 2nd record. Occasional nods to The Flamin' Groovies, Real Kids, Byrds, boogie rock-era Status Quo, Bo Diddley, Chess Records in general, Wipers, Michael Yonkers and Shuggie Otis are evident to me."|
He has also remarked that The Night Marchers' sound is more varied that his previous groups, since he no longer has multiple acts dividing his attention:
I used to be in three bands at the same time, and before that I was in two bands at the same time, and it was cool because each band wasn't really active at the same time and it was easy to kind of divide my attention. But now with just doing the one band...I don't have as much time. I can't...I'm not really interested in being in a bunch of bands. So the band, The Night Marchers, were kind of designed to pull off different material. We're not really interested in being eclectic or necessarily trying to fit a bunch of different things in our sound, but there are different songs that we come up with that in the past might have been spread over different bands, and now it's just kind of like "oh, we can just kind of do it all in this band."|
|2008||See You in Magic||Vagrant|
|2008||"Whose Lady R U?"||See You in Magic|