Does anyone care about Mark McGuire any more? [free London gig]


#1

I still like him but obv it’s well hard to keep up with all his bloody Bandcamp releases.


#2

I care, but I don’t think he’ll ever top ‘Living With Yourself’. I’m mainly just focussing on his main releases these days than all the bandcamp stuff, and I didn’t think ‘Beyond Belief’ was his strongest work.

New album soon though, and there’s a track up here which is decent: https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/mark-mcguire-announces-new-album-ideas-beginnings-shares-video-beginning-winter

Tempted to head up to this gig, I saw him there in 2011 when he was touring ‘Get Lost’ and it was very good.


#3

Think I’m on holiday then. Just gonna use it as an excuse to post this though.


#4

I was tracking this on songkick whilst trying to decide whether to go or not. Didn’t realise it was free! Decision made.

I haven’t kept up on all his releases, but looking forward to this.


#5

Fucking hell, Tiny Mixtapes is an obnoxious website!
Thanks for the link though—was unaware he had a record out. Glad it’s on VDSQ, too, seems like it’ll be more in the vein of the McGuire stuff I love (arpeggios into infinity, clean beautiful tones) than the stuff I’m less keen on (his New Agey stuff, basically).


#6

Understatement of the year


#7

I can’t express in words how obnoxious it is in English


#8

Both new albums are up on Spotify now. ‘Ideas of Beginnings’ sounds like the better of the two, and it got a decent review on thee-old-super-tastemaker-kings-and-queens Pitchfork last week too: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/23344-ideas-of-beginnings/


#9

ooo I will be going to this