(Here's a live version of Measure 3 from my living room. And if you're asking, the answer is yes, I still strongly choose to rock.) I wrote The Green Fury as a eulogy to a friend of mine from high school. He was younger and maybe even more awkward than me. But he was a force of nature unto himself, rarely shutting up or stopping to think about anything within his path. A pure, unbroken beast. I’d never put my un-patterned thoughts so directly inside anything I’d written or sung. Because that’s the only way to summon pure, unbroken beasts. (We've released The Green Fury with annotations and extra videos on Patreon, if you're interested. https://www.patreon.com/thelowlifes?ty=h) Up until now, I’ve distanced myself from some of the music I’ve made. There’s no end to the critics and the second-guesses flashing up on the teletype in the Times Square of my mind. But I’ve decided it’s time to stop trying to escape my body and my brains. (I mean, really, it’s not so bad in here. It’s heated and I get to drink as much coffee as I want.) I also get to speak and be spoken to. By you. Thanks for listening to my baloney. m.
Today is the beginning. We’re fully stoked to be streaming the second track from our upcoming album on Brooklyn Vegan today. It’s called The Glow. It’s about all these feral families that we’ve all sprung from, the righteous mothers that gave us all our lives! Winter Lives will be out on eleven eleven and we are truly proud to be offering it to you today for pre-order here! It’s one of a thousand beginnings that dot the rolling landscape of an asymmetrical life. But nonetheless, a fervent, wholehearted beginning. A moment where everything prior and everything in the future zooms out-of-focus. So that we’re exactly where we are. Thank you for being a part of it all. Thank you for your support. Mostly, thank you for listening. Yes and yes! m. & c. Link
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Hello! We’re now going to fully recommence with the name Matt Pond PA. In celebration, we’ve softly rocked the song East Coast E. for you. We’ll also share a glass of champagne and play a short set on Periscope through our Twitter account on Friday at 9pm EST. (The amazing musician Caroline Reese will start things off with a few songs of her own. Caroline is an incredibly talented songwriter with a beautiful voice. This is going to be a proper party!) During the transmission we might pause to answer computer questions, if anyone far away is feeling candidly casual in their summer slacks. The reason for the festivities: It’s been a year since we released The State Of Gold. And while we fully believed in that album, we signed a couple terrible contracts with some slippery beasts. Those agreements terminate on June 30th! Today! (A few more words are shed on the subject over here: http://mattpondpa.com/kingstonian/) Starting July, we’re going to record a Holiday EP/LP and re-record Still Summer — rebuilding our small canoe of bird calls and striking out into the uncharted future. We’ll try to keep you aware of our baloney both here and on mattpondpa.com. There will be even more baloney over on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/mattpondpa), where we are no longer The Lowlifes — we are only ourselves. (I know that subscription-based support for a couple of dingdong musicians may not seem like your favorite way of spending money. Still, I believe we’ve really accumulated and achieved a lot over there. Tons of free music, exclusive videos, pics, physical correspondence, discounts on merch and rambling dreams about what it means to search for what can never be known. There will also be vinyl offers on our upcoming releases!) I’m not totally certain what we’re doing on this planet. But we’re doing it. Along this strange and amazing field-trip, your participation is both welcome and appreciated. Thank you very much for reading and listening. Si! m.