Wednesday, March 08, 2006

I Have Failed To Be What You'd Expect Of Me. Swallowing Glass Just To Stay Pure.

So very sorry about the lack of posts lately. First there was Mexico, then there was a nasty flu bug and now finally there is business to take care of. I had wanted to post about Matt Costa a few weeks ago but for some reason life got in the way. Go figure. After receiving and listening to his upcoming album Songs We Sing I was immediately struck by how So Cal his sound was. In an instant, I was a back in San Diego, crusing the cliffs with a 22 ouncer, watching the waves break; sounding like cymbals crashing about. His sound sometimes evokes a young Duncan Sheik, or at times an edgier Jack Johnson with whom he toured with in 2004. But better. Blending sunny pop vibes with some great pop hooks, Costa hooked up with No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumont to record the sessions that would ultimately make up the bulk of his upcoming debut on Brushfire Records. These aren't the tracks I had originally wanted to post but I'm out of town without access to my tunes. Enjoy these 2 from his site. For your listening (dis)pleasure:

Matt Costa: Darling Be Home Soon

Matt Costa: Sunshine (2003 demo)

Stream one of the best tracks from his upcoming debut:

Matt Costa: Cold December


Anonymous uwmryan said...

Nice post. A lot of people blow this guy off because he's on Jack's label. Matt's a great songwriter and a good guy.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Jesse a.k.a. The Vicar said...

That's what I've been told. But bottom line is he writes some great tunes. Thx for reading!

9:31 AM  

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