Philadelphia-Area Singer-Songwriter Dylan McGuire to Release New CD May 18

Album--Gravity (or Lack Thereof)--Pays Homage to Guitar-Driven Pop of Several Generations
Dylan McGuire is releasing a new album May 18
Dylan McGuire is releasing a new album May 18
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PHILADELPHIA - May 8, 2013 - PRLog -- HAVERTOWN, PA – Dylan McGuire, a Philadelphia-area independent singer/songwriter, is set to release his latest CD, entitled Gravity (Or Lack Thereof) on May 18, 2013 at a CD release show at The Grape Room in Manayunk.

McGuire currently resides in Havertown and frequently plays in local venues including Milkboy Coffee, Edgewood Café, Ram’s Head Bar & Grille, Burlap & Bean, and The Haverford Township Music Festival.  He also plays in Philadelphia at such venues as The Grape Room, The Legendary Dobbs, World Café Live, The Tin Angel and others.

McGuire has been a fixture in the Philadelphia original music scene for more than a decade, starting with his band Broken Jones, whose independent release Better Days was put into rotation on modern rock FM radio in Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore, and even Seattle.

McGuire decided in 2007 to release his follow-up album Another Chapter as a solo artist, after the band went through several personnel and artistic changes. The CD featured a slightly darker tone than Better Days, but generated local interest and radio play with the tracks “City Lights” and “Sullen Girl”. McGuire also hit a home run in 2009 with a number of his tracks from both CDs being featured prominently in the broadcasts of then-MLB Champion Philadelphia Phillies games on TV.

Gravity (Or Lack Thereof) was recorded with up-and-coming Philadelphia producer Brett Talley, who gained notoriety as the guitarist with IKE as well as in his own band BTB.  The CD signifies a return to the upbeat, hook-laden sound of McGuire’s earlier work and also prominently features his lead guitar skills.  McGuire played the majority of the instruments on the record.

The music has elements borrowed from the jangle-rock/power pop of the Beatles, the Replacements and R.E.M., while also integrating ethereal guitar sounds inspired by U2 and Radiohead and even incorporating some occasional nods to McGuire’s Celtic roots.  McGuire’s lyrics range from tongue-in-cheek (“Circus Friend”, “Sunny and 71”, “Tracy Likes”), to soul-searching anthems (“Wear It On Your Sleeve”, “Jack of All Trades”) to angst-driven breakup songs (“Chicago”, “Parking Lot”).

McGuire is once again planning a radio campaign and is exploring options for wider distribution of his music.  Visit for more information and music samples.  The album will be available for sale or download on the website as well.
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