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VINYL EDITION IS SOLD OUT

The second LP by the mysterious Mark Alexander McIntyre. Don't let the floral artwork fool you, M.A.M.'s Grapes is one of the bleakest records I've ever heard and I'm incredibly "pleased" to be hoisting this slab of depression upon you all. This is a very down-and-out record of original songs written from the point of view of man who seems to be close to the void, or perhaps already within its deathly grips, reaching out to us with his weary, wraithlike voice. The songs seem to be interconnected, with the same characters and themes appearing on multiple cuts. Some of the lyrics deal with pain and loss obliquely, while others confront the harshness of reality head on: stomach problems, factory work, cancer treatment. Most of the material is recorded onto a wavering and echoey tape machine with just acoustic guitar, but as the album progresses, electric instruments and a full band cut through the fog. It's truly a harrowing work, but one that I've been unable to stop listening to since I received these murky recordings nearly two years ago as an unsolicited demo tape.

Volcanic Tongue called Grapes "one of the premier outsider all-alone folk/psych burnout albums of the goddamn decade" and featured it as their February 2014 Tip of the Tongue.

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released December 6, 2013

All songs written and recorded by M.A.M.

More info on Mark and his music:
www.onekindfavor.net/p/mam.html

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