WATCH // Mark McGuire Shares New “The Human Condition (Song For My Father)” Video Via Noisey, Plays SXSW Next Week

Today Noisey premiered Mark McGuire‘s video for “The Human Condition (Song For My Father)”.

Here’s Mark on the story behind the song and video:
“[it’s] about looking at the aspects of yourself that are hard to accept, but cannot be ignored. It’s about the heartbreak and neuroses that lie underneath the rug of all human relationships, and the attempt to resolve and overcome these issues, striving toward personal harmony.

“The song is dedicated to my father, who is an undeniable influence on my chemical makeup, and a huge influence on this album. It contains audio samples of a “celebrity roast” his family held in his honor in 1989. First he is caught off-guard and begins to prepare himself to be roasted, stating “I gotta get that plastic smile on…”

“Like many of our family events of that time, the roast was filmed by my uncle. For the music video I edited together some of the footage from that night; beginning with his entrance and general shock, all the way through dinner and various roasters, including a slideshow done that night by my grandfather, John Ryan McGuire. I also infused images of my family from my album Living with Yourself, a few clips I’ve filmed in the past couple of years, and some stock images of deep space, to further illustrate the cosmic properties of the family unit, and the inner personal temple.”

Mark’s new album Along The Way is out now worldwide. See him perform at SXSW next week with all dates and times here.

Mark McGuire SXSW shows

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

TOUR DATES
3/11-15 | Austin, TX – SXSW
3/23 | Chicago, IL – Metro w/ The War on Drugs – TIX
3/28 | Louisville, KY – Zanzabar w/ Earth % – TIX
3/29 | Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival – TIX
4/01 | Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Festival – TIX
4/02 | St Louis, MO – Off Broadway * – TIX
4/04 | Omaha, NE – Barley Street Tavern *
4/05 | Denver, CO – Moes *
4/07 | Phoenix, AZ – The Western *
4/08 | Los Angeles, CA – The Church on York * – TIX
4/09 | San Fran, CA – The Chapel * – TIX
4/12 | Portland, OR – Bunk Bar *
4/13 | Seattle, WA – Barboza *
4/17 | Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club * – TIX

* w/ Jenny Hval
% w/ Earth

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