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Stream Mark McGuire The Sounds Of Xmas

Mark McGuire dipped out of his epic drone band Emeralds a little bit before they imploded, but since then he’s been having a fruitful solo career. His new album Along The Way is a stunner, but to tide fans over until that’s out stateside he’s just released The Sounds Of Xmas, a collection McGuire gave… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 11, 2013 - 2:39 pm

Ducktails – “Letter Of Intent (The Mark McGuire Road Chief Remix)”

The oddly melodic drone band Emeralds announced their breakup earlier this year, but the band’s members, including Mark McGuire, have always kept busy with extracurricular activities. And now McGuire has remixed “Letter Of Intent,” the fizzy and lovable new single from Matthew Mondanile’s Real Estate side project Ducktails. If anything, McGuire’s remix, with its synthetic… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 25, 2013 - 8:59 am

Prince Rama – “So Destroyed” Video

In Tom’s great Album Of The Week piece on Prince Rama’s Top 10 Hits Of The End Of The World, he says that this concept album allowed the sisterly group to “start investigating pop ideas, but … in an exploratory and unserious way” and that by “tying all those songs in with an explicitly apocalyptic… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 11, 2012 - 2:58 pm

Steve Hauschildt – “Interconnected” Video

While those of us on the East Coast prepare for weather-based apocalypse, here’s something to keep us calm. Steve Hauschildt, a member of synth-drone all-stars Emeralds, has put together a shimmering, sighing instrumental called “Interconnected,” and director Sabrina Ratté has given it a video full of shifting, prismatic CGI colors that remind me of one… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 29, 2012 - 11:45 am

Mark McGuire & Charles Berlitz – “MR”

Mark McGuire, guitarist for synth-droners Emeralds, has teamed up with Skaters’ Spencer Clarke, recording under his Charles Berlitz pseudonym, to release a new album called Inner Tube, which is already out. Below, check out the album track “MR,” named in honor of surf legend Mark Richards. It finds McGuire adding a certain buoyant bounce to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 22, 2012 - 4:31 pm

Steve Hauschildt – “Already Replaced” & “Batteries May Drain”

Emeralds’ Steve Hauschildt makes dense, starry electronic music on his own and recently released a solo LP called Tragedy & Geometry on über-reputable experimental label Kranky. Download a couple of tracks from that release, “Already Replaced” and “Batteries May Drain,” after the jump. Heady stuff. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 15, 2011 - 5:34 pm

The Outsiders: Vol. 25

Not all of Stereogum’s favorite sounds conform to what folks expect us to cover. In this space, resident Bananafish fetishist Brandon Stosuy focuses on bands, albums, singles, and villages in Sweden that may otherwise pass by unnoticed. This installment’s virtual milk crate contains Crazy Dreams Band, Svarte Greiner, and Emeralds.

The last time I… More »

By: brandon / January 26, 2009 - 10:52 am