September 16, 2010

this is the season when everybody’s leavin / so go on and break my heart

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California troubadour Matt Costa has always had an anachronistic, classic streak to his music, from the sunny-sunshine beach vibe of his first album Songs We Sing, to 2008′s Unfamiliar Faces with quirky piano tunes like “Mr. Pitiful” (with that one-man-band video filmed on one of my favorite beach boardwalks of all time).

Matt’s third studio album Mobile Chateau (9/21, Brushfire/Universal) is the first time Matt has helmed the production, and the golden ’60s psych-pop result evokes The Zombies and the 13th Floor Elevators in a way you don’t hear much these days.

I admittedly grew up on a straight-awesome diet of KFRC (San Franciscooo) and their “oldies,” so you’d better believe I keep listening to this album over and over again. Here’s the first track — just listen to that.

The Season – Matt Costa



Stream the entire album below, in advance of its release next week.


Mobile Chateau
by Matt Costa Music



MATT COSTA FALL TOUR DATES
Sept 18 – Manasquan, NJ – Algonquin Arts Theatre
Oct 2 – Chico, CA – Bell Memorial Auditorium
Oct 7 – San Diego, CA – Casbah %
Oct 8 – Tempe, AZ – The Club House Music %
Oct 9 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress %
Oct 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour %
Oct 14 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Downtown Brewing Co. %
Oct 15 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s %
Oct 17 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge %
Oct 18 – Victoria, BC – Sugar %
Oct 19 – Vancouver, BC – Venue %
Oct 20 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon %
Oct 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex %
Oct 23 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater %
Oct 25 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater #
Oct 26 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
Oct 27 – Chicago, IL – Double Door #
Oct 28 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick #
Oct 29 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom #
Oct 31 – Toronto, ONT – Mod Club Theatre #
Nov 1 – Montreal, QC – Le National #
Nov 2 – York Beach, ME – Inn on the Blues #
Nov 3 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club #
Nov 4 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #
Nov 5 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Nov 7 – Washington, DC – Black Cat #
Nov 8 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
Nov 10 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre #
Nov 11 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Nov 12 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft @ Center Stage #
Nov 13 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In #
Nov 14 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird #
Nov 15 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
Nov 17 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues / Cambridge Room #
Nov 18 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s #
Nov 19 – Houston, TX – House of Blues / Bronze Peacock #

% with Threes & Nines
# with Everest (!), a truly superb pairing.

[polaroid photo by Raymond Molinar]


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  • [...] 18, 2010 av lacienega Bloggen I Am Fuel You Are Friends är en bra källa när det gäller nya artister. Härom dagen bloggade Heather om  Matt Costas [...]

    Matt Costa « La Cienega — September 18, 2010 @ 1:50 am

  • i agree, the production on this album is wonderful. throwback, warm feel. excellent job by costa himself.

    rick — September 20, 2010 @ 10:12 pm

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