Delicate dynamics are shored up by the undulating power and to and fro time signature of “Taking Baby Steps”, while the weighty “What If I Go off with Bob?”, featuring the muscular chops of Dinsaur Jr's J Mascis, posesses a simple sense of purpose, both musically and lyrically, that is reminiscent of prime Velvet Underground.
On June 19, Brooklyn Vegan shared the news about Mulcahy’s upcoming record The Gus, and shared the latest list of tour dates for Mark this fall.
Mark’s sixth solo record, The Gus, is now available to pre-order to North American buyers via the mezzotint.com store! if you’re in the UK or EU, please order vinyl and CD at your local record store or the splatter vinyl exclusively online at Rough Trade.
“An album that reveals fresh layers on every listen” - 7/10 UNCUT
“Mulcahy is a heavy-duty Randy Newman for our times” - **** MOJO
Mezzotint has limited edition splatter vinyl, blue vinyl, CD, t-shirts, and pin sets. Pre-order the LP, CD or a bundle from Mezzotint and you'll get an instant MP3 download of "What If I Go Off With Bob?" right away, and then the full album (MP3 and WAV) on July 5, 2019. Pre-orders will be shipped around July 1.
On May 7, the next track from Mark Mulcahy’s upcoming record The Gus (out summer 2019) was premiered by Brooklyn Vegan.
Formosa Punk is set to release the new 7” from Mark Mulcahy. “Taking Baby Steps,” the first single from Mark’s upcoming album The Gus (out summer 2019). 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,” featuring a grumbling Mulcahy and the great J Mascis on lead guitar, and tells the story of one man’s misguided view of his love life.
The Gus, the new album from Mark Mulcahy will be released in Summer 2019.
On March 19, Consequence of Sound announced the record, premiered the first video, and announced Mark’s UK tour. Read that piece here.
Watch the video for the first single, “Taking Baby Steps,” below, and check back soon for more 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.