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Genre: Indie / Pop / Rock
Profile Views: 250744
Last Login: 12/9/2012
Member Since 5/8/2007
Record Label Empyrean Records / Sub Pop / WEA / Flydaddy
Type of Label Indie
Bio...... .. .. .............. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ....NEW MUSIC FROM ERIC MATTHEWS COMING SOON IN 2010.. ..recent press quotes: .."For the past decade or so, it's been hip to use terms like orchestral pop, and drop 'auteur' names like Brian Wilson or Jimmy Webb. Eric Matthews was there first, and does it best… Simply exquisite." - ..MOJO.. .. .."Eric Matthews is a pop rarity and he knows it…" - ..The New York Times.. .. .. "Eric Matthews has one thing the post-rock hordes never will: taste." –..SPIN.. .. .. ..The Biographical.. Eric Matthews came to the art of making records in the old fashioned way of playing in a couple bands, making a few little 45's with people like Lou Barlow, Bob Fay, Richard Davies, etc. With Richard, Eric made something called "the Cardinal record". That was in 1994, and this "Cardinal record" put Eric on the map in the field of arranging, producing, and performing multiple instruments in the studio environment. The record did very well which led to Eric getting a record deal with Sub Pop/WEA records, and a publishing deal with Polygram/Universal Music Publishing. ..Eric made two well-loved albums while at Sub Pop and then after a brief time away (not in prison) returned to the business of making solo records under the Empyrean Records label. In 2005 Empyrean released "Six Kinds Of Passion Looking For An Exit", and in 2006 "Foundation Sounds". And out now (APRIL 29th, 2008) is Eric's latest masterpiece, "The Imagination Stage". ..Collaborations: Richard Davies, Lou Barlow, Jason Falkner, and Bob Fay. ..Session work with: Tahiti 80, Pugwash, Spookey Ruben, Brookville, Chocolat, James Angell, Volovan, to name but a few... ....Don't forget to check out Eric's exciting new side-project ..Seinking Ships.., with co-sounder ..Christopher Seink.. and guest vocalist ..Miki Berenyi (LUSH)... Below you will find them on Eric's top friend list. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .." /> .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...... .. .. ..
Members..Poe, Baudelaire, Hesse, and Bukowski..
InfluencesNever mind the pageantry and pomp of me listing all the great symphonic names of the 19th to mid-20th century. It's about pop and rock music, correct? But just to name a few... .. .. ..50's: nothing ..60's: Burt Bacharach, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Bee Gees, The Left Banke, and Scott Walker. ..70's: Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Todd Rundgren, Robert Wyatt, Peter Gabriel, Dennis Wilson, Gordon Lightfoot, Elton John, Billy Joel, and Wings/Paul McCartney ..80's: ABC, A-Ha, Captain Sensible, The Church, Cocteau Twins, The Cure, The Damned, Dead Can Dance, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Echo and the Bunnymen, Insect Fear, King, Men at Work, Gary Numan, Soft Cell, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Smiths, David Sylvian, Tears for Fears, This Mortal Coil, U2, Wham/G.Michael, XTC, and Kissing the Pink. ..90's: The Grays, Jane's Addiction, Richard Davies, The Moles, Stone Temple Pilots, The Divine Comedy, James Angell, Jeff Buckley, Brookville, Butterfly Child, Micah Green, The Clientele, Jason Falkner, Ben Folds, The Frogs, Nada Surf, Oasis, Radiohead, Sebadoh, Spookey Ruben, Supergrass, Tahiti 80, and Jason Wolfstein ..00+: Keane.
Sounds LikeI would like to say like nobody but people continually mention people like: Nick Drake, Colin Blunstone, Elliott Smith, Love, David Sylvian, etc. I think I sound like an all-American original super genius.