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Sunday, March 14, 2010

New band alert - it's MG&

John McCauley (Deer Tick), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes) and Matt Vasquez (Delta Spirit) have come together to start a new band, MG& (a simplified version McCauley, Goldsmith and Vasquez).

Here's how MG& came to be - Notoriously adverse to sitting still, John McCauley felt the urge to write and record during some of Deer Tick's recent downtime. Deer Tick chose Dawes to support a leg of their summer 2009 tour, during which McCauley and Goldsmith developed an affinity for each other's songwriting. McCauley decided that Nashville would be the perfect location to write some new songs, and invited Goldsmith to join him. As the project began to take shape, McCauley and Goldsmith decided Matt Vasquez was the man to complete their vision for the project. A few days after tape started rolling, Vasquez arrived in Nashville - never having met McCauley. The three songwriters immediately bonded and proceeded to make a timeless masterpiece. Dawes drummer Griffin Goldsmith also joined the group to contribute percussion.

The group is making their live debut this friday at SXSW and you can follow them on Twitter. More details about a full album will get to us later in the year.

Circle Into Square label update -
  • The Consulate General has joined CIS. It's a new project by Alexander Chen (Boy In Static) and will release Person Number on April 6 featuring members of Sole & The Skyrider Band, Misha and Montag
  • free CIS label comp
  • Daedelus interview
  • Randy Regier's NuPenny photo Essay
  • Alex Chen vid interview

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