The Sun From Both Sides EP

by Alex McGuire

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about

Partly cloudy, indie pop/rock. The Sun From Both Sides is chock full of tasty treats and hearty meats. Alex writes about weird thoughts, eccentric dining companions, unrequited love, and college-life conundrums. Recorded in a bedroom closet during his senior year at the University of Miami, this EP is a musical graduation ceremony.

"To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides"

Listen to it loudly/on repeat.

credits

released May 1, 2015

La Villa Marina Family : Taylor, Nick, Joey, David, Reed, Dylan and Luke for putting up with all the noise I have made over the past two years

Luke Pukatch for letting me steal recording equipment and his own goddamn cajon. (all the drums are actually cajon, fun fact. I can't play drums. I don't get how to use my hands and one foot at the same time)

Joe Maccarone for the incredible album art. I mean look at it. IT IS A WORK OF GODDAMN ART. APPRECIATE IT. Also check out his website for more: joemaccarone.com

The Colony (JJ, Ryan, Chris) for the practice.

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Alex McGuire New Haven, Connecticut

Alex McGuire is the self-proclaimed leader of the Connecticut garage-pop movement.

With influences ranging from The Beatles, to indie darlings Grizzly Bear and Mac DeMarco. The 24 year-old’s music is characterized by driven guitars, sweeping harmonies, and charmingly irreverent lyrics about break-ups, acid reflux, and flirtatious gypsy women.

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Track Name: Ernest Hemingway
Careful now
Ernest Hemingway thoughts in my head

Make it stop
Electricity tears em to shreds

Overwhelmed
Sweet simplicity makes me feel sane

Come around
maybe later, let's do this again

And I start to see
Bullets floating on the breeze
And I start to hear
Bells ringing in my ears

Sleep it off
Ernest Hemingway dreams in the night

Fifth of scotch
drowns the memories, lime on the side

And I start to see
Bullets swimming out to great me
And I start to hear
Bells ringing in my ears

Saw him in the bar
Drinking after dark
Unkempt and lonesome
I couldn't stand to see him that way

Said "Mr. Hemingway
tell me everything
I'll take you home if you want"

And I start to see
Bullets shooting into me
And I start to fear
THE BELLS RINGING IN MY EARS

Oh my god
Ernest Hemingway,
Gun's in my mouth
Steady now,
trigger finger let's work this thing out...
Track Name: Gypsy Gia
Gia
Can you make room for two
The bouncer doesn't seem to like you
Oh girl it's just so good to meet ya

Gia
I need the story of your life
Just tell me anything you'd like
Just lie and i'll have no idea

Gin Rummy nights,
I hate to fight with you
Louisiana's nice
San Bernardino's good too
I hope you'll be alright
Cuz it gets awfully cold at night
when your alone
Oh Gia hurry back home!

Gia
Oh now you're whining all time
And now it's time to say good night
Nah nah you're not leaving with me

Gin Rummy nights,
I hate to fight with you
Louisiana's nice
San Bernardino's good too
I hope you'll be alright
Cuz it gets awfully cold at night
when your alone
OH GIA HURRY BACK HOME
Here, take my coat...
Track Name: One Step Ahead
You've been around for just too long now
cuz when i look into your eyes
they make me tremble, make me fall down
the falling counteracts the high

Makes me feel alright
I'm doing just fine

And so I hover in the darkness
Caught in the limbo of your life
But when I couldn't stand the closeness
I had to give it one last try

Make me feel alright
I'm doing just fine

PLEASE don't go
I had to do it
but what it was I did I still don't know
Would stop at nothing
but of course I stopped when. you. told. me no

You're always one step ahead of me
Always one step ahead of me

What makes you slower than the other guys?
What makes you think they're worth a bit of your time?

You're always one step ahead of me
Always one step ahead of me
You're always one....
Track Name: Mile to Go
I've got a mile to go
Showered for a while
Senses in denial
(Keep your eyes on the road!)
I've got a mile to go!

I Keep my eyes on the road
Students cross walking
Looking for some parking...
(You've got some places to go!)
I'll Keep my eyes on the road!

I've got some places to go
Teacher: apathetic
Book: I haven't read it
(But there's so much to know!)
And I've got some places to go!
Track Name: The Cold Shoulder
Mommy's afraid for her boy
So easy to upset and annoy
Now he ignores her
The Cold Shoulder

Starting to question some things
Detaching some of the strings
He's taking over
Nobody told her

And it makes me feel older x2
AND IT MAKES ME FEEL OLD

Oh mommy's afraid for her boy
So easy to upset and annoy
How it destroys her
The Cold Shoulder

And it makes me feel old
(you sent him off and now ya lost him
He's coming home a little different)
And it makes me feel older
(you sent him off and now ya lost him
He's coming home, just keep your distance)

AND IT MAKES ME FEEL OLD