Mark Schwaber
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Mark Schwaber

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The best kept secret in music

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"Art"

"On 'The Killing Card' Mark Schwaber alternates his usual gossamer melodies with moments of laser-like intensity, resulting in a satisfying and beautiful patchwork of that thing we often speak of, but that we rarely really see: Art." - George Lenker - The Republican


"Absolutely amazing."

Absolutely amazing...we just played 2 shows together and during the second one I was already singing along. This is the best thing Mark has ever done, period."
- Lou Barlow (Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr., Folk Implosion)


"Amazing"

This record is amazing. I haven't taken it out of the stereo since I picked it up a week or so ago.
- Christen Greene (faux pas productions)


"Devour repeatedly"

Fans of Elliot Smith, Death Cab for Cutie, and Lou Barlow have a new record to procure immediately. Devour repeatedly with delight the tender ballads and pop-rock gems of "Two Years and Thirty Minutes" - JJ (neverheardofthem.com)


"Every song is a gem"

This creative style of ingenious indie pop provided a perfect mix of music that fully satisfied our thirst for new music. It definitely added a fresh new feel to the atmosphere here at Shut Eye that was enjoyed by all. Quite honestly every song on this album is a gem.
Shut Eye Records (shuteyerecords.com)
- Chris Lewis - Shut Eye Records (shuteyerecords.com)


"Superb songwriting"

The record showcases Schwaber's wide range of talents, from his understatedly brilliant guitar playing to his knack for creating beautiful arrangements to his seemingly endless supply of hooks. The mood on Two Years shifts from straight-up rock to sparse, nylon-string dirges, but the unmistakable constant is Schwaber's superb songwriting.

- Greg Saulmon (www.masslive.com)


Discography

IRS - 1987 (guitar)
Wishful Thinking - 1988-1990 (guitar)
4-C Club - 1989 - 1990 (guitar, some singing)
Briteside - 1990 - 1992 (bass)
Sugar Plum Dandy - 1992-1998 (drums)
Baby Jane Doe - 1994-1995 (guitar/vocals)
Home - 1993 - 1996 (guitar/vocals/songwriter)
Hospital - 1996 - 2001 (guitar/vocals/songwriter)
Blueshift - 1998 - 2000 (drums)
Lo Fine - 1999 - current (guitar/b. vocals)
Spouse - 2002 - current (bass/guitar)
Ware River Club - 2002-2003 (bass)
RNC - 2004 - current (guitar/some vocals)

Released first solo demo in 1995 on cassette "semi-formal"

Released first solo CD on Pigeon Records in 2004. "Two years and thirty minutes"

Performed guitar/bass on Lou Barlow's "Emoh"

Released second solo CD on Pigeon Records & Lucky Creature in 2006. "The Killing Card"

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Winner of the WRSI (The River) singer/songwriter contest in 2005

Reviews of "Two Years and Thirty Minutes"

Absolutely amazing...we just played 2 shows together and during the second one I was already singing along. This is the best thing Mark has ever done, period."
LOU BARLOW (Sebadoh, Folk Implosion, Dinosaur Jr.)

This record is amazing. I haven't taken it out of the stereo since I picked it up a week or so ago.
Christen Greene (faux pas productions)

Fans of Elliot Smith, Death Cab for Cutie, and Lou Barlow have a new record to procure immediately. Devour repeatedly with delight the tender ballads and pop-rock gems of "Two Years and Thirty Minutes" JJ (neverheardofthem.com)

This creative style of ingenious indie pop provided a perfect mix of music that fully satisfied our thirst for new music. It definitely added a fresh new feel to the atmosphere here at Shut Eye that was enjoyed by all. Quite honestly every song on this album is a gem.
Shut Eye Records (shuteyerecords.com)

The record showcases Schwaber's wide range of talents, from his understatedly brilliant guitar playing to his knack for creating beautiful arrangements to his seemingly endless supply of hooks. The mood on Two Years shifts from straight-up rock to sparse, nylon-string dirges, but the unmistakable constant is Schwaber's superb songwriting.
Greg Saulmon (www.masslive.com)

Reviews of Hospital. Mark’s former band:

"At once stark and luxuriant, the music never overwhelms with angst but instead works a more subtle seduction; it's music for tender ears and tired hearts, a sadcore aficianado's dream come true"
Valley Advocate - 1997

"...an endearing postcard from a faraway place."
The Noise - 2000

Performed with/shared the stage with:
Sebadoh, Folk Implosion, David Poe, Frente, Paw, Jawbox, Jawbreaker, Token Entry, Gorilla Biscuits, Dig, Ellen Cross, The Malarkies, Alastair Moock, Dinosaur Jr., The Stone Coyotes, Skeletal Ambitions, Fudge Tunnel, Season to Risk, Feathers, Mobius Band, Scud Mountain Boys, Tree, Stompbox, Zeke Fiddler, Winterpills, 746 Hero, Hot Hot Heat, The Walkmen.

www.markschwaber.com
www.myspace.com/markschwaber1