Posted in music on December 10, 2010

DOWNLOAD: Mark McGuire - Brothers (for Matt) (MP3)

Mark Mcguire

"Mark McGuire's been kicking around since mid-2006 as guitarist for Cleveland heroes Emeralds. He's also put out about 30 solo records, in batches sometimes as limited as 20 copies per pressing. With his new solo LP on Austrian label Editions Mego, who put out Oneohtrix Point Never's Returnal and Emeralds' Does It Look Like I'm Here? earlier this year, McGuire is finally getting the distribution he deserves. Living With Yourself is a deeply personal album, but not in the sense of, say, an Elliot Smith release. McGuire doesn't wear his heart on his sleeve, bare his soul, or poetically expose his innermost desires and tragic flaws. In fact, he hardly says a word. He doesn't have to."
[Ric Leichtung @ Altered Zones]
Every time I read about Mark McGuire (like in that most recent gushing Pitchfork Altered Zones piece) (which came with an accompanying tweet that said the record is "one of 'our favorite records in the world right now.'"), I, like probably anyone might that regularly reads this site and knows who the other Mark McGwire is, think of the ironically named Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium.

Mark McGuire (it's not spelled the same despite what the Photoshopped baseball card above says) has no upcoming dates at the moment - he was in town in April, and in September as a member of Emeralds as part of a tour with Caribou. When he comes back, someone please book him at Shea Stadium (maybe he even played there already?). Grab an MP3 above. Put on your headphones and listen to the live videos below...

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Comments (34)

when are people gonna start spelling elliott smith correctly?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 2:03 PM

I Bet McGuire has some great "hits". Go to the show and you would have a "ball". I hear he has impeccible "pitch". I wonder who his "base" player is?

He should do an interview where he can "field" some questions about his "lineup" After we "dugout" from the cold weather we can "catch" him!

I would "glove" it!

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 2:16 PM

I wonder what the opening act will bring to the "plate". I debating weather or not I should go to this show with "roid rage".

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 2:18 PM

and is that a dark fire?....

Somebody actually plays that thing?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 2:20 PM

no it is not...

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 2:22 PM

"when are people gonna start spelling elliott smith correctly?"

i dunno... didn't he himself spell it wrong in his "sucide" note?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 2:22 PM

"Do you want to listen to my goofy guitar rock, or do you want to see me sock a few dingers?"

"DINGERS! DINGERS!"

Posted by M | December 10, 2010 2:27 PM

^ wait, where is that from? the simpsons?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 2:34 PM

I wonder if I went to this, it would "strike" a chord with me.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 2:35 PM

2:34 "Homer" perhaps?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 2:40 PM

2:40 huh?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 2:42 PM

2:22 - no, that was a mistake by the idiot coroner. The note was spelled correctly.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 2:43 PM

where are his eyebrows ?!?!?!

?!?!?!?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 2:46 PM

I usually "balk" at anything Altered Zone might tell me, but he could be a "hit" with the indie crowd.

Usually, when I hear about acts I have never hearg of before, I say something "foul. Tip" received.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 2:47 PM

2:42..Homer as in Baseball and charchter in Simpsons...

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 2:50 PM

Mark McGuire 1987 topps rookie card valued at $4.50.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 2:53 PM

2:50, well obviously, what are you trying to add after I already questioned if it was a simpsons quote?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 2:53 PM

I would "Ball"k at going to Shea Stadium in the Winter. I guess I could bring my "mits" for such weather.

I wonder how long the show though would possibly "run". Could I maybe take the "A"'s train to there?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 2:55 PM

This place will "team" with indie kids! I certianly wouldn't walk through that part of town with your "coach" bag. Tickets may cost "peanuts" which may be great but don't think this is a normal show. "Uniform" it won't be!

So "Swing" on by. Don't even "Bat" an eye. "Run" don't "Walk" to Shea!

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 3:07 PM

anyone know what the 2 large pedals he is using are in the 2nd video? they look like loopers of some type...but why 2?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 3:19 PM

That's the last time I trust a ranga!

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 3:22 PM

the guy/band 'lichens' is a god at doing that looping stuff. or maybe it was just that i was out of my mind seeing him live but it was amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 3:35 PM

puns = worse than hummus jokes

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 3:39 PM

^ Hummus jokes don't take any talent...can't come up with any puns that is your loss!

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 4:06 PM

Score 3:39 0 4:06 1..top of the 9th! McGuire up at bat!

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 4:15 PM

haha no eyebrows.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 4:21 PM

2:55 's "Ball"k pun is throwing me off.. is that a double pun ?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 4:22 PM

I get it balk like be upset at and ball like not a strike ;)

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 4:26 PM

This seems like a cool "CAT. BIRD SEAT"ed to the left durring that clip seems bored. I cant tell if she would give me a ("Merkel's) Boner".

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 4:26 PM

^

I wonder if he got to "third base" with her.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 4:28 PM

if he comes to philly I definitely want to see him.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 7:16 PM

balk is already a baseball term, thats why its weird to make a baseball related pun out of it.. im a little late to chime in, oops

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2010 1:49 AM

Maybe he could do some "steroids" and "cry like a baby" in front of a "grand jury."

Posted by anon | December 13, 2010 10:19 AM

1:49 good score!

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2010 10:56 AM

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