Formosa Punk is set to release the new 7” from Mark Mulcahy. “Taking Baby Steps,” the first single from MM’s new album ‘The Gus’. The vinyl single will be out on April 12 in Japan and the rest of the world. Baby Steps in a syncopated slice of confusion and power chords. The video has Mulcahy handcuffed in a cornfield to his interstellar boyfriend while they try to find a happy place on earth. The b-side is ‘Put Me Out of Your Mind’, the story of one mans misguided view of his love life. It features a grumbling Mulcahy and the great J Mascis on lead guitar.
The Gus, the new album from Mark Mulcahy will be released June 7, 2019.
On March 19, Consequence of Sound announced the record, premiered the first video, and announced Mark’s UK tour. Read that piece here.
Pre-orders will be available soon, with bundles including limited-edition vinyl and more.
Watch the video for the first single, “Taking Baby Steps,” below, and check back soon for pre-order information!
Mark will be joining Courtney Barnett, Jarvis Cocker (Introducing JARV IS), Sleaford Mods, Low, Deerhunter, Parquet Courts, Mitski, Cate Le Bon, Baxter Dury, Daniel Avery, Wire, Cass McCombs, BEAK>, at the End Of The Road Festival 2019 in Larmer Tree Gardens.
Check out the full lineup and get your tickets now at https://bit.ly/1FvvUdB
Photos from Mark’s 2013 performance at End of the Road are below the poster for this year’s festival.
The Mezzotint Label has a brand new website. Visit mezzotint.com to find all things Mark Mulcahy, Miracle Legion, and Polaris. Through December 18, take advantage of the Mezzotint Holiday Sale, and take 30% off all Mark Mulcahy, Miracle Legion, and Polaris items. Plus, check out the new Polaris New Era baseball caps.
The 1987 release GLAD is now available in digital format. Get it here:
Tracks 1-3 produced by Miracle Legion and The Good Boys. Recorded in Wintertime 1987 at Presence Studios. Tracks 4-8 recorded at The Ritz Ballroom in New York City on November 7, 1987. Live Mix by Drew. Pere Ubu joined us onstage for Closer to The Wall. An Instant of musical felicity.
"Little Drummer Boy - A Christmas Record" (1985)
"Out To Play" EP (1992)
For those of you who couldn't get enough of Miracle Legion's Drenched long-player back in 1992, you'll be happy to lay your ears on this if you've been holding out for something extra (though I imagine most of us have moved on). Out to Play is a radio promo disc featuring six cuts from Connecticut's strummy, college rock staples. Most notable among them are two covers - a faithful execution of Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust," and a twangy traipse through da Byrds "Mr. Spaceman," that are exclusive to this CD. We also get the decent studio outtake "Over to Hell," and the less than decent, "Down Down Down, So Good Gone Bad," which amounts to five-and-a-half-minutes of hazy, acid-trip psycho-babble. Consider yourself warned. As you might guess, Out to Play features the song of the same name, one of Drenched's choicest moments, and one more album track, "So Good." If you have yet to make your acquaintance with Miracle Legion, this is a nice launch pad, but I'd actually start with the record that started it all, 1984's The Backyard ep. The Music Blog of Saltyka and His Friends also has quite a bit to opine on Miracle Legion, and they apparently had far more time to dedicate to this topic than I have.
01. Out to Play
02. Over to Hell
03. Ziggy Stardust
04. Mr. Spaceman
05. So Good
06. Down Down Down, So Good Gone Bad
Spot Boutier - Drums
Mr. Ray - Guitar
Davey Mac - Bass
Muggy Mulcahy - SingingMiracle Legion - Out to Play EP (1992)