Since The Matches have (kinda) returned and graced us with new music, it only seems right that we get a music video too, right? While the band released a video a few weeks ago, we've got the group's directors cut version of their video for "Life of a Match." They've dropped the lyrics from the video and added a little tweak for good measure. So jump to the replies to check it out and take a stroll down the scene's memory lane.
A fan has started a Kickstarter to make a documentary about The Matches -- they're still about 30K short of their goal though.
Right now we have the production costs budgeted at $35,000. Maybe you are all, “Wow, that is a lot of money. I could buy a practical, compact car with that kind of moola.” You are correct. But a well-done documentary is way more than just a mere motor vehicle, friends. This doc might not aid in your physical travel, but mentally, emotionally, and maybe even spiritually, you’re in for a ride.
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....
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.
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.
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."
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.
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 email@example.com or help them out by purchasing a new track on bandcamp. Hit the replies for more info.