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D/B Recommended: Emeralds @ Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin | Thursday, 22.09.2011

John Elliott, Mark McGuire and Steve Hauschildt began playing music together under the name Fancelions in 2005 in Cleveland’s western suburbs of Bay Village and Westlake.

[audio:Emeralds – Double_Helix.mp3]Due to a desire to simplify and focus more on live improvisation, they re-formed as Emeralds, playing their first show under that name in June 2006.

Since then the group has released over forty recordings, on various independent labels including their own imprints Wagon and Gneiss Things. The album Does It Look Like I’m Here?, released on Editions Mego in 2010, is their most widely known release to date. It received the Album of the Year award from Drowned in Sound amongst favorable reviews from other publications.

Mark McGuire and Steve Hauschildt also perform and record under their own names, while John Elliott performs as Outer Space and records under The Imaginary Softwoods, Colored Mushroom, The Medicine Rocks and other aliases.

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When asked about the follow-up to the band’s most recent release, Does It Look Like I’m Here? Mark McGuire said, “We want people to still digest Does It Look Like I’m Here? for a while, and we really think about what we want to say next. I think it’s going to be really, really sick when it happens, but I can’t really guarantee when that’s going to be.”

Emeralds  LIVE

Thursday, 22 September 2011 | 20:00 CET
Festsaal Kreuzberg | Skalitzerstr. 130 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg

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