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Altmusic Presents: Mark McGuire (Emeralds) NZ Tour

Altmusic Presents: Mark McGuire (Emeralds) NZ Tour

Thursday 22nd December, 2011 9:32AM

The Audio Foundation have announced the first touring artist in their 2012 Altmusic Programme. Mark McGuire is best known for his part in prolific Portland trio Emeralds who've received all sorts of accolades in their five plus years of existence. McGuire will play solo across the country in February in support of his new album Get Lost.

Here are the dates and below that you'll find the first video from the new album.

Thursday 2nd February - Audio Foundation HQ, Auckland w/ Droszkhi
Wednesday 8th Februar y – Freds, Wellington w/ Jo Contag
Wednesday 15th February - Chicks Hotel, Dunedin w/ Inner Tube and Tillakaratne
Thursday 16th February – Darkroom, Christchurch w/ God Destroyer

Tickets available now from HERE at UTR.

Press Release:

Mark McGuire (Emeralds) NZ tour

Altmusic is proud to present Mark McGuire (Emeralds) as part of Altmusic's programme of exciting & innovative international musicians touring New Zealand in 2012.

Mark McGuire (b. 1986) is a US-based guitarist well known as a member of Emeralds and for his acclaimed solo recordings and performances. A key figure in the buzzed-out world of hypnogogic pop, McGuire's incandescent guitar playing with Emeralds takes listeners on a transcendental journey - where Roger Dean landscapes unfold into crystaline superstructures and space hippies wave at friendly, chrome-plated dolphins. His solo work has a pastoral quality both meditative and mind-zapping - amazing to listen to while stoned. This performance will be a highly anticipated, pivotal music event in 2012.

“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. His songs, minimal and impressionistic, are like mirrors. The echoing guitar weavings, ambient and melodic, evoke a wide array of emotions and situations.” - Altered Zones

Mark McGuire has released a ton of material both solo with Emeralds and as Mark McGuire with around thirty solo records under his belt – notable albums include A Young Person's Guide To Mark McGuire and Does It Look Like I'm Here? (Emeralds), both released via Editions Mego. McGuire is also a popular and notable DJ, as DJ Road Chief his upbeat mixes of contemporary R'n'B and electro-boogie provide bootyshaking contrast and context to his idyllic guitar practice.

Tour details are as follows – tickets available through

Auckland - February 2nd, Audio Foundation HQ w/ Droszkhi, 8pm start $10 Wellington - February 8th, Freds w/ Jo Contag, 8pm start $10 Dunedin - February 15th, Chicks Hotel w/ Inner Tube and Tillakaratne, 8.30pm start $10 Cristchurch - February 16th, Darkroom w/ God Destroyer, 8pm start, price tba

Alongside his Altmusic solo performances, Mark McGuire will be performing throughout New Zealand with hypnogogic pop originator Spencer Clark (Skaters, Monopoly Child Star Searchers) as a member of surf-themed duo Inner Tube. More info, dates, etc to be announced.


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