hey, hey all... matt here,
exciting stuff in this email. so i'll get to it:
part of the fun of making a record, for me, is finding a title and coming up with the album cover. as a music fan/nerd, these things are what cement the album concepts AND give the songs a thread to hang from... for the listener, it's one more level to dream on. i mean, i STILL stare at the cover of 'the joshua tree' when i listen to it... it's such a crucial part of the experience. can you imagine it without that cover??
so, that said...
i am SUPER PSYCHED to be unveiling to you all, first, the cover and title of my brand new record, Last Of The Great Pretenders.
the photograph has been a favorite of mine for years. it was done by an incredible artist called mr. toledano. i was over the moon when he gave us the go ahead to use it. check out more of his work HERE
MORE IMPORTANT/FUN STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Last Of The Great Pretenders is being released in the US on JULY 16th!
(international release dates coming soon.)
iTunes pre-order, as well as my webstore pre-order will be available starting MAY 21st!!
so, that's about it for now.
more exciting news to come (this may or may not include news about a music video premiere, a tour, & more)!!! hope you dig the title and the cover as much as i do!
bernal heights, SF