Mark McGuire (should play Shea Stadium)
DOWNLOAD: Mark McGuire – Brothers (for Matt) (MP3)
“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…