|Origin||Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.|
John Elliott, Steve Hauschildt and Mark McGuire began playing music together under the name Fancelions in 2005 in Cleveland's western suburbs of Bay Village and Westlake. Shortly thereafter, they re-formed as Emeralds, playing their first show under that name in June 2006. Since then the group has released over forty recordings on various independent labels. The album Does It Look Like I'm Here?, released on Editions Mego in 2010, is their most widely known release to date. It received the Best New Album designation from Pitchfork Media, the Album of the Year award from Drowned in Sound, and accolades from many other publications. Mark McGuire and Steve Hauschildt also perform and record under their own names, while John Elliott does so under a number of monikers including Outer Space and Imaginary Softwoods. The band also maintains multiple labels including McGuire & Elliott's Wagon, Hauschildt's Gneiss Things and Elliott's curated imprint Spectrum Spools.
In January 2013, Emeralds announced that Mark McGuire had left the band. Though initially expected to continue as a duo, just weeks later Steve Hauschildt announced his own departure, saying that "the band is now over".
- Just To Feel Anything (Editions Mego, 2012) - CD/LP
- Does It Look Like I'm Here? (Editions Mego, 2010) - CD/2xLP
- Emeralds (Hanson Records, Wagon/Gneiss Things, 2009) - CD/LP
- What Happened (No Fun Productions 2009, Editions Mego 2010) - CD/2xLP
- Solar Bridge (Hanson Records, 2008) - CD/LP
EPs and singles
- Does It Look Like I'm Here? (Daphni Mixes) (Jiaolong, 2012) - 12"
- Shade / August (Wagon/Gneiss Things, 2010) - 7"
- In Love / Summerdata (Wagon/Gneiss Things, 2010) - 7"
- Lake Effect Snow / Science Center (Wagon/Gneiss Things, 2010) - 7"
- Candy Shoppe / The Cycle of Abuse (Wagon/Gneiss Things, 2010) - 7"
- Fresh Air (A Soundesign Recording, 2009) - 7"
- Live (Gneiss Things, 2008) - CDr
- Queen of Burbank Vol. 2 (Editions Brokenresearch, 2007) - CDr
- Ledges (Gneiss Things, 2007) - CDr
- Golden Swirl (Wagon, 2007) - CDr mini
- Hallucinations (Wagon, 2007) - CDr mini
- A Row of Exposed Columns (Chondritic Sound, 2007) - CDr mini
- Dirt Weed Diaries Vol. 2 (Maim & Disfigure, 2007) - CDr
- No More Spirits Over The Lake (Wagon, 2006) - CDr
- Bullshit Boring Drone Band (American Tapes, 2006) - CDr
- Dirt Weed Diaries Vol. 1 (Maim & Disfigure, 2006) - CDr
- Hidden Field (Wagon, 2006) - CDr mini
- Demo no. 2 (Wagon, 2006) - CDr
- Demo no. 1 (Wagon, 2006) - CDr
- The Overlook (Wagon, 2009)
- Planetarium (Tapeworm Tapes, 2008)
- Allegory of Allergies (Gods of Tundra, 2007)
- A Real Clean Gang (Together Tapes, 2007)
- Grass Ceiling (Fag Tapes, 2007)
- Servant (Wagon, 2007)
- Smoke Signals (Wagon, 2007)
- Emeralds (Hanson Records, 2007)
- Laying Under Leaves (Wagon, 2006)
Split releases and collaborations
- with Pain Jerk (No Fi, 2009) - CD
- Under Pressure with Aaron Dilloway (Hanson Records, 2008) - cass
- with Quintana Roo (Arbor, 2008) - LP
- with Tusco Terror (Ecstatic Peace!, 2008) - LP
- with Sunburned Hand of the Man (Manhand, 2007) - cass
- with Birds of Delay (Wagon, 2007) - cass
- with Sam Goldberg (Wagon, 2007) - cass
- with Tusco Terror (Tusco/Embassy 2006, 2007) - cass
- "PRIMER: From Klaus Schulze To Conrad Schnitzler, Emeralds Give Us a Guide To Kosmische Musik :: self-titled magazine". Self-titledmag.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- "> foxy digitalis : features <". Digitalisindustries.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- "Dusted Features [ Destined: Emeralds ]". Dustedmagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- "Emeralds: Does It Look Like I'm Here? | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2010-06-09. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- Adams, Sean (2010-12-04). "Drowned in Sound's Albums of the Year 2010: 10-1 / In Depth // Drowned In Sound". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- published14 Feb 2012 share (2012-02-14). "Emeralds’ John Elliott on how mind-altering substances and goofball music inspired his Spectrum Spools label – FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music". Factmag.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- "Line Up - I'll Be Your Mirror USA 2012 curated by Greg Dulli & ATP - All Tomorrow's Parties". Atpfestival.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- Leah Pritchard (2010-06-07). "“Weird Al” Yankovic, Emeralds, White Magic & More Added to Godspeed! ATP". The Line Of Best Fit. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- "Caribou Tours With Emeralds | News". Pitchfork. 2010-08-11. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- [dead link]
- "Mark McGuire is No Longer in Emeralds". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
- "Steve Hauschildt leaves Emeralds, effectively ending the group". tinymixtapes.com. Retrieved 2013-01-18.