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Alex McManus

Alex McManus is a musician from Omaha, Nebraska currently based in Vancouver, BC.[1] He has played with such bands as Acorns, Empire State, Lambchop, Vic Chesnutt, and Bright Eyes. He is also in his own band called The Bruces.[2]

Selected discography

Albums as The Bruces

Year Album Details
1993 Family Day
  • Format: Cassette (Sing, Eunuchs!)
  • Format: CD (2002 · Little Army)
  • Format: Digital (Chunklet)[3]
  • Format: LP, ltd edition of 300 (2007 · Grotto Records)
2002 Hialeah Pink
  • Format: LP (1995 · Sing, Eunuchs!/Theme Park)
  • Format: CD (2002 · Little Army)[4]
  • Format: Digital (2002 · Chunklet)[5]
2002 The War of the Bruces
2004 The Shining Path
2018 Thieves in the Wick--Songs of Simon Joyner
  • Format: LP, ltd edition of 300 (Unread Records[8]/Kerchow Records/Jackson Street Booksellers)

Singles as The Bruces

Year Single Details
2000 "102" / "Oil and Vinegar"
  • Format: 7-inch (Sommerveg)[9]
2018 "I Make Marks" / "Invisible Ceiling"
  • Format: Lathe-cut 7-inch (Unread Records)[10]

Compilation Appearances as The Bruces

Year Song Album Details
1994 "Killer" You and What Army?
  • Format: Cassette (Sing, Eunuchs!)[11]
1995 "Beginning to See the Light Fade" Our Salvation Is in Hand
  • Format: CD (Theme Park)[12]
1996 "Sharpening Stone" Songs from a Room
  • Format: 7-inch (Sing, Eunuchs!)[13]
1996 "Upbeat" Carry On Ooij--A Brinkman Waaghals Compilation
  • Format: CD (Brinkman)[14]
2003 "There" As Yet No Title - Skewed Songwriter
  • Format: Cassette (Unread Records)[15]

With Acorns

Year Release Details
1989 Acorns
  • Format: LP/Cassette (Post-Ambient Motion)[16]
1991 Plainsongs
  • Format: Casette (self-released)

With Frontier Trust

Year Release Details Credits
1992 The Highway Miles EP
  • Format: 7-inch (One Hour Records)
Bass, vocals[17]

With Simon Joyner

Year Release Details Credits
1994 The Cowardly Traveller Pays His Toll
  • Format: LP (Sing, Eunuchs!)
  • Format: LP (2008 · Team Love)
Violin[18]
1995 Heaven's Gate
  • Format: LP (Sing, Eunuchs!)
  • Format: CD (1996 · Brinkman)
Violin[19]
1997 Songs for the New Year Guest artist, guitar, violin[20]
1998 Yesterday, Tomorrow and in Between
  • Format: 2LP, CD (Sing, Eunuchs!)
Guest artist[21]
2003 "Here Come the Balloons" / "They Say Man Cannot Fly"
  • Format: 7-inch (Tongue Master)
Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion, vocals[22]
2004 Lost with the Lights On
2006 Beautiful Losers: Singles and Compilation Tracks 1994-1999 Concertina, mastering, sequencing, violin, whistle (human)[23]
2006 Skeleton Blues Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel[24]
2009 Out into the Snow Musician[25]
2017 Step into the Earthquake Main personnel[26]

With Vic Chesnutt

Year Release Details Credits
1995 Is the Actor Happy? Concertina, guitar, piano[27]
1996 About to Choke Acoustic guitar, electric guitar[28]
1998 The Salesman and Bernadette (with Lambchop) Atmosphere, euphonium, electric guitar, backing vocals, whistle (human)[29]

With Lambchop

Year Release Details
1996 Thriller Performer[30]
1996 "Cigarettiquette" / "Mr. Crabby"
1997 "Whitey" / "Playboy the Shit"
1998 What Another Man Spills
1998 "Your Fucking Sunny Day"
1998 "Give Me our Love (Love Song)"
2000 Nixon Electric guitar[31]
2000 The Queens Royal Trimma Guitar[32]
2000 "Up with People" / "Miss Prissy" Electric guitar, group member[33]
2001 Tools in the Dryer
2002 Is a Woman Acoustic guitar, electric guitar[34]
2002 Treasure Chest of the Enemy
  • Format: CD (self-released)
  • Tour-only release
Guitar[35]
2002 Pet Sounds Sucks
  • Format: CD (self-released)
  • Tour-only release
Guitar[36]
2004 Aw Cmon
  • Format: LP, CD (Merge, City Slang)
  • Also released as 2LP, 2CD with No You Cmon
Guitar, piano (thumb), group member[37]
2004 No You Cmon Guitar, piano (thumb), group member[38]
2004 L'Aurore (Sunrise)
  • Format: DVD (Carlotta Films)
2004 Lambchop + The DAFO String Quartet: Boo Fucking Who?
  • Format: CD (self-released)
  • Tour-only release
Guitar[39]
2006 Decline of Country and Western Civilization, Pt. 2 Group member[40]
2006 Damaged Guitars[41]
2007 No Such Silence (Live at the AB in Brussels) Guitar[42]
2008 Oh (ohio) Acoustic guitar, electric guitar[43]
2009 Live at XX Merge Performer[44]

With Empire State

Year Release Details Credits
1999 Empire State Autoharp, bells, cello, chimes, horn, marxophone, trombone[45]
2000 Why Climb the Highest Mountain EP
2001 Eternal Combustion Multi-instrumentalist[47]

With Bright Eyes

Year Release Details Credits
2004 Lua EP Composer, guitar, vocals[48]
2005 I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning Guitar[49]
2005 Motion Sickness: Live Recordings Group member, performer[50]

Other Appearances

Year Artist Release Details Credits
1999 Olivia Tremor Control at NPR Studios Trombone[51], percussion
2000 The Deist's Pouch "Everybody Has a Pouch" / "Backsliding Deist's Prayer" Acoustic guitar, recorder, backing vocals[52]
2001 Summer Hymns A Celebratory Arm Gesture Trombone[53]
2002 Azure Ray Burn and Shiver Euphonium, trombone[54]
2004 A Tomato a Day (Brian Poloncic) The Moon Is Green
  • Format: CD (Public Eyesore)
Engineer[55]
2004 Tilly and the Wall Wild Like Children Assistant engineer[56]
2004 Ed Gray Fresh Coat on the Powder Keg
  • Format: 7-inch (Unread)
Engineer
2006 Ed Gray The Late Gray Ed Great
  • Format: LP (Hot Potato Records)
Electric guitar, violin[57], engineer
2007 Charlie Louvin Charlie Louvin Featured artist, vocals[58], background vocals on "The Kneeling Drunkard's Plea"
2007 Outlaw Con Bandana The Triple Escape
  • Format: Lathe-cut LP
Engineer, musician[59]
2008 Crooked Fingers Forfeit/Fortune
  • Format: LP, CD (Red Pig & Foreign Leisure)
Assistant Engineer[60]
2009 Miracles of God O What a Wonderful Day
  • Format: LP, CD (Public School Records)
Engineer[61]
2010 William Tyler Behold the Sprit Brass, electronics, tapes, violin[62]
2010 Bill Hoover Here We Go
  • Format: Lathe-cut LP
Engineer[63]

References

  1. ^ "The Bruces". The Bruces. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "The Bruces | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "Family Day, by The Bruces". Chunklet Industries. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "BRUCES: Hialeah Pink (+5 Extra Songs) CD". grapefruitrecordclub.com. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "Hialeah Pink, by The Bruces". Chunklet Industries. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ "The Bruces - The War Of The Bruces". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "The Bruces - "The Shining Path"". Misra Records. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "unread". www.unread-records.com. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "The Bruces - 102". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ "unread". www.unread-records.com. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ "Various - You And What Army?". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ "Various - Our Salvation Is In Hand". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  13. ^ "Various - Songs From A Room". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  14. ^ "Various - Carry On Ooij - A Brinkman Waaghals Compilation". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  15. ^ "Various - As Yet No Title - Skewed Songwriter". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  16. ^ "Acorns - Acorns". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  17. ^ "Frontier Trust - The Highway Miles EP". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  18. ^ "The Cowardly Traveller Pays His Toll - Simon Joyner | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  19. ^ "Heaven's Gate - Simon Joyner | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  20. ^ "Songs for the New Year - Simon Joyner | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  21. ^ "Yesterday Tomorrow and In Between - Simon Joyner | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  22. ^ "Simon Joyner - Here Come The Balloons / They Say Man Cannot Fly". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  23. ^ "Beautiful Losers - Simon Joyner | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  24. ^ "Skeleton Blues - Simon Joyner | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  25. ^ "Out into the Snow - Simon Joyner | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  26. ^ "Step Into the Earthquake - Simon Joyner | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  27. ^ "Is the Actor Happy? - Vic Chesnutt | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  28. ^ "About to Choke - Vic Chesnutt | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  29. ^ "The Salesman and Bernadette - Vic Chesnutt | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  30. ^ "Lambchop - Thriller / Hank". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  31. ^ "Nixon - Lambchop | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  32. ^ "Lambchop - Tour Box". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  33. ^ "Lambchop - Nixon / Up With People". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  34. ^ "Lambchop - Is A Woman". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  35. ^ "Lambchop - Tour Box". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  36. ^ "Lambchop - Tour Box". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  37. ^ "Aw C'mon - Lambchop | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  38. ^ "No, You C'mon - Lambchop | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  39. ^ "Lambchop - Tour Box". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  40. ^ "The Decline of Country & Western Civilization, Pt. 2: The Woodwind Years - Lambchop | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  41. ^ "Damaged - Lambchop | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  42. ^ "Lambchop - No Such Silence - Live At The AB In Brussels". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  43. ^ "OH (Ohio) - Lambchop | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  44. ^ "Lambchop - Live At XX Merge". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  45. ^ "Empire State - Empire State | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  46. ^ "melodic : melo 003 - Empire State, Why Climb The Highest Mountain". melodic.co.uk. Retrieved . 
  47. ^ "Eternal Combustion - Empire State | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  48. ^ "Lua - Bright Eyes | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  49. ^ "I'm Wide Awake It's Morning - Bright Eyes | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  50. ^ "Motion Sickness - Bright Eyes | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  51. ^ "The Olivia Tremor Control - Black Foliage Bonus Download Material". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  52. ^ "The Deist's Pouch - Everybody Has A Pouch". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  53. ^ "A Celebratory Arm Gesture - Summer Hymns | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  54. ^ "Burn and Shiver - Azure Ray | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  55. ^ "Public Eyesore Records - Catalog - pit106". www.publiceyesore.com. Retrieved . 
  56. ^ "Wild Like Children - Tilly and the Wall | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  57. ^ "Ed Gray - The Late Gray Ed Great". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  58. ^ "Charlie Louvin [2007] - Charlie Louvin | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  59. ^ "The Triple Escape, by Outlaw con Bandana". Outlaw con Bandana. Retrieved . 
  60. ^ "Forfeit/Fortune - Crooked Fingers | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  61. ^ "Miracles Of God - O' What A Wonderful Day". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  62. ^ "Behold the Spirit - William Tyler | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  63. ^ "Phoning It In ::: The Bruces". www.phoningitin.net. Retrieved . 

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