Mark McGuire

From the mid-western underground consciousness, guitarist/producer Mark McGuire emerges with his forthcoming 2014 Dead Oceans debut Along the Way. The conceptual album details the inner journey of an individual seeking definition and enlightenment. For those following McGuire's musical ascent thus far, the record is a culmination of a prodigious and prolific artist. Playing with a wide variety of instruments and styles on Along the Way, McGuire presents his unique vision of modern psychedelia. Using electric and acoustic guitars, a Talkbox, drum machines, a mandolin and lots in between, McGuire conducts a sonic exploration of the inner self. "This story is an odyssey through the vast, unknown regions of the mind," he explains in the liner notes," The endless unfolding of psychological landscapes, leading to perpetual discoveries and expansions, in a genuinely emergent and infinite world of worlds." Mark McGuire first came to national attention as part of Cleveland's drone collective Emeralds, a band that single handedly created a paradigm shift toward the meditative in an era of underground music best known for noise and chaos. Their albums for the Editions Mego, No Fun and Hanson labels, among others, remain treasured to a generation of tape collecting misfits. Over the course of many independent and self-releases the individual members of the band exhibited their solo material from their earliest days. McGuire's first solo release in 2006 showcased a natural affinity for melody, slowly disintegrating loops and composition. When he kept audiences spellbound with live performances of his material it made believers of concertgoers across the world. By 2009 his solo debut album Living With Yourself was garnering praise from press and audiences alike. McGuire as a solo performer made a direct connection with fans through his hypnotic playing, becoming more complex in its dynamics and phrasings. The album's 2011 follow up Get Lost furthered the guitarist's palate to include a sun-bleached digital effect. The music continually grew over itself as delays decayed and new ones took their place, each layer revealing colors and sunspots, reflecting the expanse of roads traveled. The last few years have found McGuire touring with friends like Ducktails as well as performing as a fifth member of the legendary Afghan Whigs, collaborating with artists like Ponytail's Dustin Wong and releasing his own R&B influenced Road Chief project. 2014 will bring more touring, more collaborations, more videos and media; expanding horizons that all start with a sound.

PRE-ORDER // Mark McGuire ‘Along The Way’ Out February 4th, 2014, Limited Colored Green Haze/White Vinyl Available

A few weeks ago we announced that Mark McGuire (previously Emeralds) had joined the Dead Oceans family and would release his new album Along The Way on February 4th, 2014. Today we are happy to announce you can pre-order the new album with a choice of limited edition colored white/green haze vinyl and glossy 11″ x 17″ glossy tour poster (while supplies last).

Pre-order Along The Way now through SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon and your local record store.

Click read more to see the visuals for first single “The Instinct” including its remix from Norwegian producer and Lindstrom collaborator, Prins Thomas, and view album art and tracklist.
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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Mark McGuire ‘Along The Way’ Out February 4th, Hear First Single “The Instinct” And Prins Thomas Remix Out Now

We are excited to announce the addition of Mark McGuire to the Dead Oceans family and also the release of his new album Along The Way out February 4th, 2014. Previously a member of trio Emeralds, Mark delivers a new concept album of personal reflection which only builds on his solo efforts so far. Today, we also share the first single from the new album, “Instinct”, including its remix from Norwegian producer and Lindstrom collaborator, Prins Thomas. Listen and watch the accompanying visuals on YouTube for “The Instinct” and “The Instinct (Prins Thomas DISKOMIKS)”.

Click read more to listen to both versions of “The Instinct” on SoundCloud, view album art and tracklist, and also see upcoming tour dates including a few with fellow Dead Oceans artist Julianna Barwick.
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WATCH // Julianna Barwick Releases Intimate Performance at Judson Church, Announces West Coast Headlining Tour Dates

As Julianna Barwick continues her dates on tour with Sigur Ros, we deliver up two bits of exciting news.

First, Julianna has premiered a truly beautiful live video of her song “Crystal Lake” via Filter today. Directed by Derrick Belcham and filmed by Belcham and E Lee Smith, the video shows Julianna at her album release show performance at The Judson Church in New York City. Her expanded live setup includes guitarist Scott Bell, special guests violist Rose Nelis, and vocalists Sharon Van Etten, Kate McGuire, Taraka and Nimai Larson (Prince Rama). Watch the nuanced and ethereal performance above or on our YouTube channel here.

Click read more for newly announced West Coast tour dates and info on how to get a hold of Julianna’s recently released album, Nepenthe.

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Booking Agent Contact

US:
Frank Riley - High Road Touring
frank@highroadtouring.com

tour dates

04/17/15

Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
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