New Matthew Sweet Album, Sunshine Lies, out August 26!

Best. Music News. This Week.

Ok, so I probably deserve to ratchet up the hyperbole by a factor of awesome, but one of my favorite artists/musicians of all time (if not my most favorite), Matthew Sweet, has a new album coming out in less than 2 weeks!

Looks like he’s free of any old labels and I’m looking forward to something more serious than Kimi Ga Suki * Raifu (which I got from my cousin in Japan well ahead of it’s US release) and more consistent than Living Things, his two most recent solo albums.

Judging from the recent Paste I just got today, it’s his best work since In Reverse, a fantastic album that never found an audience.

I’m also a big fan of his trio collaboration with Pete Droge and Shawn Mullins, The Thorns. I can honestly say that I haven’t purchased his Under the Covers, Vol. 1 album with Susanna Hoffs, though I do enjoy their version of The Beatles’ And Your Bird Can Sing.

Plus, who among you doesn’t love playing the riffs of Girlfriend on Guitar Hero II? I didn’t think so.

Anyhow, for someone like myself who is a member of Matthew Sweet groups on virtually every social platform, I’m surprisingly under-informed.

So you’re not in the same boat, here are some links:

From what I’ve heard of Sunshine Lies, it’s got the best of my two favorite albums: the edgy rock of Altered Beast and the layered atmospherics of In Reverse.

Can’t wait!

Bonus link: The Bridges, a family band (3 sisters, a brother and a cousin) from Alabama whose latest album is produced by Matthew Sweet. They rate mention by Paste as one of the next band to watch/listen.

Have a great weekend!

One thought on “New Matthew Sweet Album, Sunshine Lies, out August 26!

  1. Hodgman, Twitter and signed copies…

    Way back in the beginning of June, John Hodgman (”PC” in those Mac & PC ads that Apple does) “tweeted” an interesting offer:
    re: a TAXONOMY OF COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE. I will sign and send one to you and the next four who …

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