MG&V stands for McCauley, Goldsmith, and Vasquez…More specifically, John McCauley – frontman of Deer Tick, Taylor Goldsmith – frontman of Dawes and Matt Vasquez – frontman of Delta Spirit.
Notoriously adverse to sitting still, John McCauley felt the urge to write and record during some of Deer Tick’s recent downtime. Deer Tick chose Dawes to support a leg of their summer 2009 tour, during which McCauley and Goldsmith developed an affinity for each other’s songwriting. McCauley decided that Nashville would be the perfect location to write some new songs, and invited Goldsmith to join him. As the project began to take shape, McCauley and Goldsmith decided Matt Vasquez was the man to complete their vision for the project. A few days after tape started rolling, Vasquez arrived in Nashville – never having met McCauley. The three songwriters immediately bonded and proceeded to make a timeless masterpiece. Dawes drummer Griffin Goldsmith also joined the group to contribute percussion.
MG&V made their world debut at the Coda Agency SXSW Showcase at the Ale House on Friday, March 19th at 1 AM.
Album details will be released later in the year. Expect MG&V announcements at