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 firstname.lastname@example.org or help them out by purchasing a new track on bandcamp. Hit the replies for more info.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.