Mark Mulcahy might be most familiar to some A.V. Club readers as the frontman of Polaris, the house band for The Adventures Of Pete And Pete, but the singer-songwriter fronted the band Miracle Legion for years. He’s also got a ton of A-list fans, from Thom Yorke to Michael Stipe, all of who participated in the 2009 tribute record, Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs Of Mark Mulcahy. Now, the “Hey Sandy” singer is back with his first new solo record in eight years, Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You, and The A.V. Club has the premiere of one of the album’s best tracks, “Let The Fireflies Fly Away.” With Mulcahy’s vocals right up front, the track should please fans of Polaris and Miracle Legion, as well as anyone with a penchant for jangly indie pop.
Mulcahy is on tour this summer, and a full list of dates is below.
Mark Mulcahy tour 2013
June 22—Solid Sound Festival—North Adams, Massachusetts
June 26—Johnny Brenda’s—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
June 27—Mercury Lounge—New York, New York
July 12—Spaceland Ballroom—Hamden, Connecticut
July 13—Iron Horse Music Hall—Northampton, Massachusetts
July 25—The Hideout—Chicago, Illinois
July 27—Codfish Hollow Barn—Maquoketa, Iowa
Aug. 28—The Lexington—London, England
Aug. 29—Latest MusicBar—Brighton, England
Aug. 31—End Of The Road Festival—Salisbury, England
Sept. 14—The Barn On Green River—Williamstown, Massachusetts