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Peter Munters, formerly of Over It, just posted on Instagram that he heard a new song from The Matches.
Jason Tate on 08/23/14 - 12:23 PM
Hit the replies to see an interview with The Matches about what led to the pressing of E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals.
Jason Tate on 07/02/14 - 12:44 PM
The Matches will be doing a second pressing of E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals. Pre-orders go up tomorrow at 1pm PST.
Jason Tate on 06/30/14 - 04:31 PM
Starting on Thursday, June 26th at 1 pm PST ... you'll be able to order The Matches' E. Von Dahl Killed The Locals on vinyl. The pre-order will be taking place on the band's webstore as they have gotten the rights to press this album themselves. It'll come out as a double LP: one black, one red. One album will be the original, pre-label version (which includes "Superman") and the second will be the version made famous by Epitaph. It also includes a 12 page booklet with old photos and memories from each member of the band. There will be 350 that will be signed and $40.00 and the remaining 150 will not be signed and sell for $35.00. All 500 will be numbered. These will go insanely fast....
Jason Tate on 06/24/14 - 04:30 PM
In addition to their three previously-announced California shows, The Matches will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of E. Von Dahl Killed The Locals with a show at Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY on November 15th. Pre-sale tickets are now available; general on-sale begins this Firday at 10am.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/11/14 - 07:30 AM
The Matches have added a third San Francisco show.
Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 11:03 AM
The Matches are adding a second anniversary show. Tickets are on sale Sunday at 10 am. If you missed the first announcement, it's here.

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Jason Tate on 05/20/14 - 10:33 AM
The Matches will celebrate the 10th anniversary of E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals with a reunion show at Slim's in San Francisco, CA on November 8th. Tickets go on sale next Sunday at 10am.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/12/14 - 10:30 AM
Today marks the 10th anniversary of both The Matches' E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals and Killswitch Engage's The End of Heartache.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/11/14 - 03:39 PM
Sorry to ruin the fun from yesterday, but The Matches don't have any plans to reunite. But the band will be posting recently found pictures from back in the day on their Instagram.
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/19/14 - 02:59 PM
The Matches have a new Instagram account and updated their Twitter for the first time in nearly 4 years. Could it mean something? Maybe, maybe not - but it's fun to think about.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/18/14 - 09:08 PM
You can watch Fortress Social Club's (ex-The Matches) music video for "Business By Day Business By Night" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/26/13 - 06:58 AM
Fortress Social Club (Shawn Harris of The Matches) have released a new song, "Business By Day, Business By Night" which you can stream in the replies. The track is off the band's upcoming album, Dreamin' the Life which drops on June 18th.
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/25/13 - 12:34 PM
While Jake is in Australia recording with his other band, Shawn Harris (Maniac) has started another band with his sister - Fortress Social Club. Since the world didn't end, head to the replies to stream a new track entitled "2012."
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/21/12 - 09:13 AM
Dylan Rowe, previous bass player of The Matches, has released two new songs from his upcoming solo EP.
Jason Tate on 03/08/12 - 04:11 PM
A brand new, sexy, Maniac song titled "Clean" from the album Sons Of Summer is streaming on their facebook.

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Jason Tate on 12/22/11 - 11:28 AM
You can listen to a new Maniac track "Pride of Lions" here.
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/09/11 - 07:33 AM
Maniac are giving you the opportunity to have your own personalized song.
Quote"We are giving you the opportunity to have your name in a Maniac song. Shawn and Jake will sing your name in the chorus of one of their new songs. You will have your own personalized Maniac song. This can also be a song for your girlfriend, mom or dog. Feel free to specify specifics."

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Dre Okorley on 11/05/11 - 07:03 PM
Maniac have posted the first of four sessions which will be known as their new album, Sons of Summer. The pressing is hand screened and part of a numbered, limited edition, which funds their recording process. Once all sessions have been released, the artwork from each session can be placed together to form one giant piece of Maniac art. Get them now because there is only a very few available.
Keagan Ilvonen on 10/26/11 - 04:52 AM
Maniac are currently working on their next album, tentatively titled Sons Of Summer. The band plans to release 3 or 4 songs at a time in custom hand crafted packages.
Jason Tate on 10/05/11 - 03:33 PM
Maniac will celebrate their adventure across America with a free show in Los Angeles next Monday. Details in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/23/11 - 05:45 PM
Maniac have hit the road in a unique way - with just their instruments and the clothes on their back. From now until May 18th, the band is touring the States by hitchhiking, relying on the people they meet along the way for food and shelter. If you would like to donate to them or offer them a place to stay, you can contact emily@ediphotoeye.com or help them out by purchasing a new track on bandcamp. Hit the replies for more info.
Matthew Tsai on 04/26/11 - 01:12 PM
Maniac's self-titled debut can be pre-ordered on vinyl here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/01/11 - 12:41 PM
Maniac (ex-The Matches, ex-Something For Numbers) will release their debut album, Mania, on March 14th. They are also selling a limited (32 made) demo album on their site while supplies last.

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Matthew Tsai on 02/02/11 - 07:24 PM
Maniac updated their website with new song, "Give It Up." A new LP is due in early 2011. The band is currently touring Australia, with U.S. dates to follow.
Gregory Robson on 10/07/10 - 05:11 AM
Bird by Bird will be doing a short tour next month. Check the replies for dates.
Adam Pfleider on 09/29/10 - 04:10 PM
Bird by Bird's debut Albatross is available here and with two bonus tracks here.
Adam Pfleider on 08/24/10 - 11:20 AM
Maniac's new music video for "Die Rad" is in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 05/17/10 - 07:26 AM
Maniac (ex-Matches) have launched a new website featuring music from their upcoming release.

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Blake Solomon on 05/10/10 - 06:50 AM
Bird by Bird (Jonathan Devoto, formerly of The Matches' new band) has posted a new song, "Where Did You Go?" on myspace. The band has also made three acoustic demos available for free download on their Bandcamp account.
Tony Pascarella on 01/05/10 - 05:38 PM
A video of Maniac doing a karaoke version of "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" is in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 01/02/10 - 04:07 PM
Maniac (ex-The Matches) have started a studio vlog. Check out the happenings in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 12/09/09 - 09:04 AM
Shawn Harris recently answered some questions about his new project Maniac.
QuoteWe push one another over limits, and that is what our collaboration has been all about. When Jake is in left brain mode, my right switches on, and vice-versa.

edit: I changed the quote because it was being misinterpreted.
Adam Pfleider on 09/17/09 - 11:09 AM
Jonathan Devoto recently answered some questions about his new project Bird by Bird.
QuoteThe Matches were a band that really strove to be different. That's who we were, and it worked great for us. Honestly, I'm a big fan of catchy, smart, rock songs. That's what I'm trying to create right now, and I'm having a great time doing it.
Adam Pfleider on 09/16/09 - 10:56 AM
Never to let the announcement of an indefinite hiatus stop them, The Matches have announced their fourth album, the Matches album 4, unreleased; graphics? title? or not needed?. It will release this Tuesday, August 11, and be sold online only. Check out the artwork and a message from the band in the replies.

Track Listing
1. It's My Day
2. Wicked Walk
3. Like Yesterday
4. Here's to Love (acoustic)
5. I Tried (So Hard)
6. Needs and Wants
7. 50 Altered States
8. If Nothing Else
9. Nothing's Going On
10. My Doe, Part 1 (acoustic)
Anton Djamoos on 08/07/09 - 02:25 PM
The Matches have posted a myspace bulletin about their plans to release an album of demos and unreleased tracks.
BulletinWe've read all the comments and posts since announcing our hiatus and have noticed the many requests for the release of more music. And we hear you loud and clear. Originally we had planned to share just a few tunes, but from your heartfelt responses, we've decided to release a full album of 10 songs to purchase: unreleased tracks, demos, and acoustic songs that had very limited release. For your immediate enjoyment, we are looking for the best way to offer this album for sale directly to you as digital downloads immediately. We welcome any comments or suggestions on...
Joe DeAndrea on 07/31/09 - 03:17 AM
The Matches would like you to help pick what songs they play for their final show.
From the BandWe are inviting fans to chose the set list at our final show. The poll for fan voting is located here. Each fan can only vote once. Our final show is on Sunday, Aug 23rd at the Fillmore in San Francisco. also playing are Dizzy Balloon and Judgement Day. We are also playing on Saturday, Aug 22nd at the Troubadour in LA. also playing are Dizzy Balloon and Neon Trees. these are our final two shows.

-the Matches
Anton Djamoos on 07/24/09 - 10:27 AM
The Matches have responded to fan reaction of their hiatus with song. Check it out in the replies. "The music will not cease."
Anton Djamoos on 07/12/09 - 11:15 AM
The flyer for the Music Saves Lives VIP Event featuring The Matches, Aiden, The Briggs, and Run Doris Run can be seen in the replies. The event will be held on April 30th at Key Club.
Steve Henderson on 04/24/09 - 05:43 AM
A few days late on this, but Shawn Harris (The Matches) has recently updated his blog, with pictures from the video shoot for the band's second single, "Yankee in a Chip Shop." A Band In Hope is out now, courtesy of Epitaph Records.

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Chris Fallon on 06/14/08 - 01:47 AM
Update: Apparently Shawn was kind of kidding when he told a user this. They'll be recording, demoing, but don't plan to have an album out this year. Who woulda known?

Last night in DC, Shawn Harris said that after the AP Tour, The Matches plan to go back into the studio to record a follow-up to A Band In Hope with hopes to have it out by the end of the year. The new songs were described as "weird" as the third album but as catchy as the first.

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Joe DeAndrea on 04/10/08 - 10:04 AM
We caught up with The Matches a few weeks back while they filmed their video for "Wake the Sun." Catch a glimpse inside the filming and concept behind the piece in the replies.
Jonathan Lally on 03/26/08 - 02:37 PM
The Matches wrote in to let us know how the debut live performance of three new songs (sort of) went last night. If you want to be one of the first to hear these songs, go see them on their current tour with Sherwood.
Band Reports Inlast night (Jan 31 Thu), as the Sherwood tour started in Sacramento (at the Boardwalk) with the Matches as main support (also on the tour: the Higher, We Shot the Moon opening), the Matches debuted three songs from the upcoming A Band in Hope.

Played live for the first time:
Wake the Sun, Between Halloweens, AM Tilts (which is also known as The Morning Tilts).

(Oh, well, actually ... AM Tilts was probably played live a few times in 2006 when it was first...
Anton Djamoos on 02/01/08 - 11:44 PM
The high-resolution artwork for The Matches' A Band In Hope, can be found in the AP Gallery.
Anton Djamoos on 01/22/08 - 03:59 PM
Update: Shawn has picked a winner.

Since the full tracklist for A Band in Hope was accidentally released, we have redesigned the contest for the last two entries. Instead of guessing the track title based on an image, we will give you the track title and YOU get to design the image. Submit your images in the replies to this thread and the winner will be chosen by the The Matches' own Shawn Harris. The track title is "Yankee In a Chip Shop."

Track Listing
01) AM Tilts
02) Their City
03) Wake the Sun
04) Darkness Rising
05) To Build A Mountain
06) We Are One
07) Point Me Toward the Morning
08) From 24C
09) Clouds Crash
10) Between Halloweens
11) If I Were You
12) Future Tense
13)...
Garett Press on 01/21/08 - 12:51 PM
Edit: Squarina correctly guessed "Future Tense"

The twelfth image for our daily A Band In Hope Contest from The Matches can be found here. Your job is to guess the track title that the picture describes. Go!

Track Listing
01) AM Tilts
02) Their City
03) Wake the Sun
04) Darkness Rising
05) To Build A Mountain
06) We Are One
07) Point Me Toward the Morning
08) From 24C
09) Clouds Crash
10) Between Halloweens
11) If I Were You
12) Future Tense
Garett Press on 01/19/08 - 04:39 PM
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