Mark McGuire Returns with 'Noctilucence' EP

Mark McGuire Returns with 'Noctilucence' EP
Mark McGuire has already proved that he doesn't need his former Emeralds bandmates to keep him busy, and now the spaced-out guitarist has announced another new release. Noctilucence will be out on November 11 through Dead Oceans.

This five-song EP was recorded in 2013 and 2014, with sessions taking place in Los Angeles and Cleveland. The title refers to clouds that appear bright at nighttime.

A press release describes the EP like this:

On this recording we find our subject diving into the electric waters of the night sky, in long drives across the vast deserts of America. It's a recording about the discovery and understanding of the shadow, entrance to the realm not controlled by the light of day, or the logic of reason. It's about confronting nocturnal terrors and all of those things that go bump in the night. Understanding that the ancient archetypes which watch over us don't flinch, and stand firm across the spell of time.

That's the EP's artwork above and the tracklist below. At the bottom of this page, hear the futuristic-sounding title track.

This follows McGuire's recent album Along the Way.


1. Freedom of Spirit
2. Earth Grid (Activation)
3. Noctilucence
4. Entity (Presence)
5. Astral Projection