Akin to the Jonathan Richman of jangle pop, Mark Mulcahy is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter who hails from New England. Mulcahy first rose to prominence in the '80s with his band Miracle Legion, who released a string of albums up through the mid-'90s before the band dissolved. It was then that Mulcahy, along with a couple of his Miracle Legion cohorts, would go on to create Polaris, a group that would serve as the "house band" of the influential Nickelodeon series The Adventures of Pete and Pete. Along with his work with other bands, Mulcahy has also had a substantial solo career, beginning in 1997 with Fathering, which was released on his own label, Mezzotint Records, and following it with several more solo releases. His most recent album is The Possum in the Driveway, released by Mezzotint in 2017.