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Matt Lowell – Thursday March 10th at Mercury Lounge – NYC
Check out his new song “Swan Lake” that premiered in Paste Magazine last month.
Starting the New Year off right, Matt Lowell will be releasing his new EP, Swan Lake, on March 8th. Swan Lake is co-written with Dead Oceans Recording artist John Vanderslice and produced by Joel Hamilton (Black Keys, Matisyahu, Sparklehorse) and John Davis at Avatar Studios (John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith). In addition, Vanderslice and Hamilton introduced Lowell to Minna Choi the arranger of the indie Magik*Magik Orchestra and immediately decided to make them a part of the EP. With complex arrangements and beautiful orchestration the amazing orchestra added the last and final piece to this remarkable project.
Lowell has transformed his sound from the singer-songwriter arena to an impressive artwork of intricate instrumental parts and thought-provoking lyrics that showcase his indie credibility. After one listen you can feel that throughout Lowell’s musical career, this album showcases who he truly is as a musician. After graduating Berklee College of Music, having two EPs under his belt, an extensive tour history, and placement on various TV programs, there is no question this will be a highly anticipated release for 2011.
Native to the NYC music scene, Lowell has played well over 100 shows at popular venues such as BB Kings, Mercury Lounge, Gramercy Theatre, Highline Ballroom and Irving Plaza, and festivals such as SXSW, CMJ and Sundance Film Festival. He opened for well-known acts such as Eve6, Jeffrey Gaines, Martin Sexton, Marcy Playground, Val Emmich, Will Dailey, Tony Lucca, Serena Ryder, Howie Day and many others. In addition, Lowell’s first EP, First Taste, had songs featured in TV shows such as Real World Brooklyn, ESPN, and the Everwood DVD.
Being voted an “Artist To Watch” by Clear Channel Lowell’s warm, enveloping voice is likely familiar to your ears. Having his live band currently include Joe Tomino on drums, from Matisyahu and Dub Trio, and John Davis on Bass, from JoJo Mayers NERVE, make the live shows an experience you don’t want to miss!