Austin, TX date added

March 25th, 2014 by admin

We’ve added a new date for Mark, performing a solo acoustic show at the Cactus Cafe in Austin, TX on Sunday, June 8th.

Eitzel albums added

March 24th, 2014 by admin

The site has been updated with track listing and lyrics for the 3 newest solo Eitzel records (Don’t Be A Stranger, Glory and The Konk Sessions) and all previous misdirected or dead links have been removed/restored to their rightful location. Expect more updates soon.

New Live Shows

March 14th, 2014 by admin

Mark has select dates in May & June in the UK, Portugal and Spain. Please see the Tour page for details.

Don’t Be A Stranger, Be A Contestant – Question #5

October 3rd, 2012 by admin

Question #5: In “I Love You But You’re Dead,” from Mark’s new album Don’t Be A Stranger, he says that the speaker stack is “covered in a thick pile of dust.” Earlier in Mark’s career he sang that the speaker stack was _________. Fill in the blank, and tell me the name of the song, album and record label.

BONUS QUESTION: In the event of a tie – I’m thinking of a number from 1-150. What is it?

Send your answer to: eitzeltrivia[at]gmail[dot]com

Answers will be tallied on October 6th, and no answers will be accepted after that date.

Don’t Be A Stranger, Be A Contestant – Question #4

September 26th, 2012 by admin

Question #4: Oh Mercy. Some moons ago, Mark performed on a certain popular PBS television show with a certain popular band, performing a song about me. Who, who, who am I? Additionally, what was the band and television show?

Send your answer to: eitzeltrivia[at]gmail[dot]com

Question #5 will be posted on Tuesday, October 2nd – the day ‘Don’t Be A Stranger’ is released in the US, and the last question of the contest. Answers will be tallied on October 5th, and no answers will be accepted after that date.

Don’t Be A Stranger, Be A Contestant – Question #3

September 19th, 2012 by admin

Question #3: Mark Eitzel has had a beard or goatee for a long time. He also has had no hair on his head for a long time. Can you name every American Music Club (not Eitzel solo) song that references hair?

Send your answer to: eitzeltrivia[at]gmail[dot]com

Question #4 will be posted on Wednesday, 9/26.

Don’t Be A Stranger, Be A Contestant – Question #2

September 16th, 2012 by admin

Question #2: Merge has started releasing promotional videos featuring friends of Mark’s offering a bit of image consultation. In one of these videos, the friend says that what Mark wants is for people to buy his music like they want to ________ ?

Send your answer to: eitzeltrivia[at]gmail[dot]com

Question #3 will be posted on Wednesday, 9/19.

Don’t Be A Stranger, Be A Contestant – Question #1

September 5th, 2012 by admin

Merge Records, Decor Records and americanmusicclub.com bring you:

Don’t Be A Stranger – Be A Contestant!

A four-question Mark Eitzel & AMC trivia contest leading up to the October 2nd release of Mark’s new solo record, “Don’t Be A Stranger,” on Merge/Decor Records. Each Wednesday from now through September 26th, there will be an Eitzel-related trivia question posted right here, with the answer revealed the following Tuesday. The answers will be tallied and the top 3 contestants (top 3 from the US and top 3 from Europe/Australia/New Zealand) with the most correct answers will win a smattering of Eitzel-related prizes, including concert tickets, autographed albums and more.

Are you ready?

Question #1: On 17th September, Mark will release a 7″ split single with Sacri Cuori. Can you name all the 7″ singles Mark has released in his solo career?

Send your answer to: eitzeltrivia[at]gmail[dot]com

eBay Items Benefitting the Family of Tim Mooney

August 21st, 2012 by admin

Vudi has posted the original Everclear artwork on eBay, with all proceeds going to Tim’s family:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-ALBUM-ART-AMERICAN-MUSIC-CLUB-EVERCLEAR-JEAN-LOWE-PAINTING-/271040599638?pt=Art_Paintings&hash=item3f1b475656

I’ve posted a grab-bag of odds and ends, with proceeds going to Tim’s family:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251136395445

Mark Eitzel: New solo album!

July 24th, 2012 by admin

Mark’s new solo album, “Don’t Be A Stranger,” will be released on CD, LP and digital by Merge Records on October 2 and by Decor Records in Europe on Sept 24.

Stay tuned for an invigorating contest between amc.com and Merge!

More from the Merge Records press release:

After a string of bad luck that included a heart attack that set him back several months and the implosion of his band American Music Club, Mark Eitzel fortuitously found himself in the studio with celebrated producer Sheldon Gomberg (Rickie Lee Jones, Ron Sexsmith, Ben Harper), thanks to the generosity of an old friend. The result is Eitzel’s finest solo album in over a decade.

Mark Eitzel has released over 15 albums of original material with his band American Music Club and as a solo artist. The Guardian has called him “America’s Greatest Living Lyricist” and Rolling Stone once gave him their Songwriter of the Year award. Originally formed in 1983, American Music Club released seven albums before breaking up in 1995. They reunited in 2004 and subsequently released two albums on Merge Records, Love Songs for Patriots and The Golden Age.

Mark plans to tour the US in late 2012 and Europe in early 2013 with his band Mark Eitzel’s Warm Gentle Rain, whose stateside members include Kristin Sobditch (Little Fuzzy), Marc Capelle (American Music Club), Jon Langmead (Loquat), and Pete Straus (Dwarves). His live set consists of a mixture of songs from his rich catalog, including selections from American Music Club as well as newer material. Mark’s touring band will consist of piano, bass, and drums in the classic lounge style, but he also plans to “bring the chaos” in the form of his electric guitar. Renowned for his self-deprecating sense of humor, Mark’s live shows are always unique and unpredictable in the best possible way.