Release Date: Jul 5, 2019
Record label: Mezzotint
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Thom Yorke and Michael Stipe's love for Mark Mulcahy's occasionally revived '80s band Miracle Legion has helped his poetic, often stark, tender songs reach a broader audience over the years. Both took part in the album Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy, an homage to Mulcahy's talents, back in 2009— reminding indie fans that this wasn't just the guy who wrote and performed the theme music for Nickelodeon fave The Adventures of Pete & Pete (though that song, performed by alter-ego band Polaris, is indeed a massive banger). Mulcahy's path as a songwriter has been a twisting one— from the opening shot of his debut solo offering Fathering, a master-class in awkward, gorgeous sentiment and longing, through to 2013's exceptional Dear Mark J.