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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

ALBUM RELEASE // Mark McGuire’s ‘Along The Way’ Out Now, Live Dates Start at SXSW In March



Mark McGuire‘s new album Along The Way is out now worldwide. Previously a member of trio Emeralds, Mark delivers a new concept album of personal reflection and enlightenment.

Listen to some tracks from the new album including a new remix by CFCF and others by Shinji, Prins Thomas [Lindstrom collaborator] or here on our Soundcloud page.

On Along The Way, McGuire writes in the liner notes,
“This story is an odyssey through the vast, unknown regions of the mind…the endless unfolding of psychological landscapes, leading to perpetual discoveries and expansions, in a genuinely emergent and infinite world of worlds.” Further he writes “[the new album] is not a critique, it is not instructional, nor is it a proclamation that I believe I have gone through this journey and succeeded, not by a long shot. It is, however, a journey that I truly believe is offered to every man and woman who has ever lived, through the lightness that breathes through your heart when you feel the true touch of life, and the light of love.”

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

Early reviews on Along The Way:

“McGuire creates a journey that will absorb and transport any listener willing to let its sincere warmth and good wishes into their hearts.”

- THE WIRE

“Repeated listening will take you down new paths, unlocking Easter eggs along the way; immersive, entrancing and absolutely non-linear.”

- THE 405 | 8/10

“he [Mark] approaches it with a curiosity of spirit that makes ‘Along The Way’ a captivating and nourishing listen”

- NME

Click read more to see upcoming tour dates including stops at SXSW and Big Ears Festival.
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WATCH + LISTEN // Mark McGuire Shares “In Search of the Miraculous” Single With Shinji Remix (DMBQ, Boredoms), NYC Headline Show At Baby’s All Right Jan 31




Mark’s Dead Oceans debut Along The Way will be delivered to your aural cavities February 4th, 2014. Today, he releases a second single from the album entitled “In Search of the Miraculous” [via Rolling Stone premiere yesterday] and a remix from producer Shinji (DMBQ, Boredoms). On the meaning behind the second single, Mark explains:

“It’s about a person falling in love with knowledge and following that love wherever it takes him in search of truth and understanding of himself and the world…The main mantra of the song is, ‘All that we know is only learned,’ implying that all knowledge created and discovered by man is continuously open to re-evaluation and can always grow and change, which basically leaves reality open to all possibilities”

Listen and watch a psychedelic visual made by Mark to the single above and then check out Shinji‘s remix here on Soundcloud with the accompanying visual on our YouTube page here.

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 see upcoming tour dates including a show January 31st at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, NY.
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LISTEN // Mark McGuire Premieres DJ Road Chief “Be Alive NOW (Miraculous Party mix 2014)” For AdHoc, New Album Out 2/4



You might want to listen to this one standing up, unless you’re cool with dancing in your chair.

In anticipation of Mark’s Dead Oceans debut with Along The Way on February 4th, 2014, he has released a party mix under his DJ alter ago DJ Road Chief via AdHoc today. The mix includes the premiere of a brand new remix of Mark’s track ‘”In Search Of The Miraculous” by producer Discoballistic, then heads into Prefab Sprout and many more supreme party tunes. Listen to the mix above or on Mark’s Soundcloud.

Some words from Mark on the mix:
“To start off 2014 on a good note, here is the latest brew of posi party jams, mixed live from the home planet of Earth by The Road Chief. With a brief introduction by Manly P Hall, reminding us all to hold on to the joy of life and to fuse it into everything we encounter, the party kicks off.. First up is a brand-new remix of my song “In Search Of The Miraculous” by good friend and producer Jurgen Desmet aka DISCOBALLISTIC, followed by a new song from my favorite band ever PREFAB SPROUT!! After that, the party kicks into full gear with Road Chief classix old and new! Be alive NOW and turn your next shindig into a truly miraculous event!”

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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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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