Ex-Emeralds man Mark McGuire readies Along the Way


Former Emeralds musician Mark McGuire to drop new album on Dead Oceans in February.

Emeralds, those snazzy purveyors of glistening widescreen cosmic alt-rock were a long-time favourite at Getintothis HQ.
So it was sad news, when we heard they had called it a day early in 2013. However, with the new year, comes new music from one of the band’s driving forces, Mark McGuire.
The LA-based musician is to release new album Along the Way via Dead Oceans on February 3, 2014, and it features the characteristic fusion of subtle hyper-kinetic rhythms, towering kosmische guitar work and superlative melodies you’d associate with his former outfit.
Here’s a taster, the super-fine 12 minute centre-piece, The Instinct. For more on McGuire visit his blog here.

Further reading on Getintothis
Emeralds feature in Getintothis‘ albums of 2010.
People’s Balearic Disco: Cosmic rides, space, time and crazy sounds.
Getintothis on Almunia‘s Pulsar
Getintothis reviews Lindstrøm, Mr Paul, Deep Space Orchestra: The Kazimier, Liverpool
Blade Factory: Cutting edge sounds from Liverpool’s white room