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Matthew Sweet – Sunshine Lies, 2008


Matthew Sweet – Sunshine Lies, 2008

This is the great impending new release from power-popster supreme, Mr. Matthew Sweet.

This, his tenth studio album, is due to be released via Shout! Factory on August 26, 2008.

Previews of the album have already been available on Sweet’s MySpace page with the title “Rock Bottom”, although Sweet has stated that the preview was put there by his manager and that he never had any intention of releasing the album with that title.

Several of Sweet’s regular collaborators play on the album, including Ric Menck (drums), Ivan Julian (guitar), Greg Leisz (guitar / pedal steel guitar), and Richard Lloyd (guitar).

Lovely Susanna Hoffs provides backup vocals on the title track.

It will be released on CD, download, and 2-LP vinyl set.


Tracklisting

1. “Time Machine” – 3:40
2. “Room to Rock” – 3:42
3. “Byrdgirl” – 3:18
4. “Flying” – 4:22
5. “Feel Fear” – 3:44
6. “Let’s Love” – 3:57
7. “Sunshine Lies” – 3:21
8. “Pleasure Is Mine” – 4:48
9. “Daisychain” – 3:14
10. “Sunrise Eyes” – 4:22
11. “Around You Now” – 4:04
12. “Burn Through Love” – 3:08
13. “Back of My Mind” – 5:07

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August 15, 2008 Posted by | Matthew Sweet, Music_Alternative, Music_Pop, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Matthew Sweet – Best of/Rock Compilation

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Matthew Sweet – Best Of/Rock Compilation
(fits on one CD – 192 kbps)
A great compilation kindly knocked up by smitty of Sweet’s up-tempo rock songs gathered from his studio releases.

We sure do like this power-pop maestro!

Some amazing music in here!

It’s a real sweet compilation! (did I really say that?)

Tracklisting

01 Girlfriend
02 All over My Head
03 Cinnamon Girl
04 Come to Love
05 Do Ya
06 Does She Talk
07 Faith in You
08 Giving It Back
09 Hear This
10 Into Your Drug
11 Quiet Her
12 Ready
13 Room to Rock
14 Sick of Myself
15 Super Baby
16 The Ocean In-Between
17 Tonight We Ride
18 Ugly Truth Rock
19 Walk Out
20 We’re the Same
21 Where You Get Love
22 Girlfriend (Alternate Take)

Here she be:

Great work smitty!

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July 31, 2008 Posted by | Matthew Sweet, Music_Alternative, Music_Pop, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Matthew Sweet – Sunshine Lies [2008]

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Matthew Sweet – Sunshine Lies [2008]
On Lame VBR(VH) | 2008 | Pop
Release Date: August 26, 2008
Label: Shout Factory
ASIN: B001CF06WE

You want some “power-pop-folk-rock-psychedelic-melodic-singer-songwriter-type stuff”? Alright then! Get yer fill of this, the new LP from Lincolnite power-pop master, Matthew Sweet.

This is the tenth studio album from Sweet and will be released via Shout! Factory on August 26, 2008. Previews of the album had previously been available on Sweet’s MySpace page with the title “Rock Bottom”, although Sweet has stated that the preview was put there by his manager and that he never had any intention of releasing the album with that title!!

Several of Sweet’s regular collaborators play on the album, including Ric Menck (drums), Ivan Julian (guitar), Greg Leisz (guitar / pedal steel guitar), and Richard Lloyd (guitar). Susanna Hoffs provides backup vocals on the title track.

It will be released on CD, download, and 2-LP vinyl set.

Lovely pop sounds here, as usual. Nice artwork too.

Here’s the press release;

On August 26, Matthew Sweet will release his 10th studio album, Sunshine Lies, in a new alliance with Shout! Factory. Fans who have eagerly awaited the album’s arrival (and have been tracking its progress under the working title Rock Bottom) will not be disappointed. Call it what you wish–Sweet terms it “power-pop-folk-rock-psychedelic-melodic-singer-songwriter-type stuff”–listeners will marvel at the depth and clarity of vision here. The album will also be released as a 2 LP set including four previously unreleased bonus tracks not available on the CD. For customer convenience, a CD will be included with purchases of the LP.

By turns achingly melodic and startlingly visceral, Sunshine Lies swirls with poetic emotion and stark attitude, bringing neatly into play the entire gamut of Sweet’s stylistic experience. Flowing with masterful ease, Sweet’s uniquely personal songwriting never fails to delight, and he has described the album as “very direct, but seen through the eyes of nature, or rather modeled on its beauty, chaos and freedom, something like a stab at sonic art nouveau.”

Sunshine Lies was recorded at Lolina Green Studios in Los Angeles, CA, and produced and mixed by Matthew Sweet. Susanna Hoffs appears on the album, providing backup vocals on the title track. While familiars Ric Menck (drums), Ivan Julian (guitar), Greg Leisz (guitar/pedal steel guitar) and Richard Lloyd (guitar) are all here as well, Sweet let chance lead the way during the recording. He managed to teleport his songs into a surprisingly more abstract and psychedelic space, finding a “sure and natural realm in words, melody and performance, like a carousel mindflower.” Indeed. The vibrant Sunshine Lies will certainly revolve in your mind long after each listening.

Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Sweet was part of the developing music scene in Athens, Georgia in the 1980s. Sweet came to fame in 1991 with his Top Five Modern Rock hit “Girlfriend,” off his certified gold album of the same name, followed by the critically acclaimed albums Altered Beast and the platinum follow up 100% Fun. After releasing a number of other excellent solo albums, Sweet formed The Thorns with fellow singer-songwriters Shawn Mullins and Pete Droge, and they released one self-titled album to positive reviews. Sweet then returned to his solo efforts, releasing Living Things and Kimi Ga Suki. In 2006 Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs collaborated on the Shout! Factory release Under The Covers Vol. 1, featuring 15 of the duo’s favorite pop tunes from the 1960s.

Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture – The Stuff You Grew Up On But Never Outgrew. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts Grammy®-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists and lovingly assembled album reissues. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. For more on Shout! Factory, visit www.shoutfactory.com


Tracklisting

(01) Time Machine
(02) Room To Rock
(03) Byrdgirl
(04) Flying
(05) Feel Free
(06) Let’s Love
(07) Sunshine Eyes
(08) Pleasure Is Mine
(09) Daisychain
(10) Sunrise Eyes
(11) Around You Now
(12) Burn Through Love
(13) Back Of The Mind


Here she be;

Matthew Sweet – Sunshine Lies

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July 19, 2008 Posted by | Matthew Sweet, Music_Alternative, Music_Pop, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs – Rain

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs perform this track from their great covers album Under the Covers Vol. 1

Rain

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July 4, 2008 Posted by | Matthew Sweet, Music_Pop, Susanna Hoffs, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Matthew Sweet – Discography

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We love Mr Sweet round here, a very fine songwriter indeed.

I cannot believe that Matthew’s been producing great work for over 22 years now! However, despite rave reviews and support of other established artists – Elvis Costello, et al – Sweet unfortunately has never had the commercial kudos he deserved. Hopefully his next outing will see him hit number one in the moronic Charts!! He more than deserves it. We won’t hold our breath though!

We had this one posted on the old site some months back. Havedat kindly compiled the uploads. Some of the links are still OK (not all though). We will try to update the broken links – but til then, this will do!

MATTHEW SWEET – INSIDE 1986
http://sharebee.com/c95216b7

MATTHEW SWEET – EARTH 1989
http://sharebee.com/af5d37ed

MATTHEW SWEET – GIRLFRIEND 1991
(PART 1) – http://sharebee.com/d27b0ccb


(PART 2) – http://sharebee.com/00a875ed

MATTHEW SWEET – GOODFRIEND 1991
http://sharebee.com/58d0235c

MATTHEW SWEET – ALTERED BEAST 1993
http://sharebee.com/1fa756b2

MATTHEW SWEET – SHAPE SHIFTER LIVE IN CHICAGO 1993
(PART 1) – http://sharebee.com/42ecffeb


(PART 2) – http://sharebee.com/3ba13b74

MATTHEW SWEET – 100% FUN 1995
http://sharebee.com/cb456949

MATTHEW SWEET – BLUE SKY ON MARS 1997
http://sharebee.com/fb221f14

MATTHEW SWEET – IN REVERSE 1999
http://sharebee.com/593a4993


MATTHEW SWEET – ISOLATION 2000
http://sharebee.com/8fbcadc4


MATTHEW SWEET – LIVE IN 2000
http://sharebee.com/46ef296d

MATTHEW SWEET – KIMI GA SUKI 2003
http://sharebee.com/a08807d8

MATTHEW SWEET – LIVING THINGS 2004
(PART 1) – http://sharebee.com/38b48374


(PART 2) – http://sharebee.com/b640e658

MATTHEW SWEET & SUZANNA HOFFS – UNDER THE COVERS 2006
http://sharebee.com/ce0bc73a

PASS FOR ALL = HAVEDAT

March 15, 2008 Posted by | Matthew Sweet, Music_Alternative, Suzanna Hoffs, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Matthew Sweet – Discography

https://i2.wp.com/www.howwastheshow.com/images/velvetcrush01-450.jpg

We love Mr Sweet round here, a very fine songwriter indeed.

I cannot believe that Matthew’s been producing great work for over 22 years now! However, despite rave reviews and support of other established artists – Elvis Costello, et al – Sweet unfortunately has never had the commercial kudos he deserved. Hopefully his next outing will see him hit number one in the moronic Charts!! He more than deserves it. We won’t hold our breath though!

We had this one posted on the old site some months back. Havedat kindly compiled the uploads. Some of the links are still OK (not all though). We will try to update the broken links – but til then, this will do!

MATTHEW SWEET – INSIDE 1986
http://sharebee.com/c95216b7

MATTHEW SWEET – EARTH 1989
http://sharebee.com/af5d37ed

MATTHEW SWEET – GIRLFRIEND 1991
(PART 1) – http://sharebee.com/d27b0ccb


(PART 2) – http://sharebee.com/00a875ed

MATTHEW SWEET – GOODFRIEND 1991
http://sharebee.com/58d0235c

MATTHEW SWEET – ALTERED BEAST 1993
http://sharebee.com/1fa756b2

MATTHEW SWEET – SHAPE SHIFTER LIVE IN CHICAGO 1993
(PART 1) – http://sharebee.com/42ecffeb


(PART 2) – http://sharebee.com/3ba13b74

MATTHEW SWEET – 100% FUN 1995
http://sharebee.com/cb456949

MATTHEW SWEET – BLUE SKY ON MARS 1997
http://sharebee.com/fb221f14

MATTHEW SWEET – IN REVERSE 1999
http://sharebee.com/593a4993


MATTHEW SWEET – ISOLATION 2000
http://sharebee.com/8fbcadc4


MATTHEW SWEET – LIVE IN 2000
http://sharebee.com/46ef296d

MATTHEW SWEET – KIMI GA SUKI 2003
http://sharebee.com/a08807d8

MATTHEW SWEET – LIVING THINGS 2004
(PART 1) – http://sharebee.com/38b48374


(PART 2) – http://sharebee.com/b640e658

MATTHEW SWEET & SUZANNA HOFFS – UNDER THE COVERS 2006
http://sharebee.com/ce0bc73a

PASS FOR ALL = HAVEDAT

March 15, 2008 Posted by | Matthew Sweet, Music_Alternative, Music_DISCOGRAPHY, Suzanna Hoffs, _MUSIC | 1 Comment