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Matt Bachmann (Mega Bog) releasing new LP, touring (NYC w/ Lisa/Liza & Ed Askew)

Matt Bachmann
photo by Rivkah Gevinson

Matt Bachmann has played in Mega Bog, Hand Habits, and other bands, and released music solo under the name Big Eater, but this year he officially retired that moniker and is now solely releasing music under his own name. His new album, Unconditional Love, comes out November 2 via Owen Ashworth’s Orindal Records (pre-order physical or digital), and it features guest vocals by Mega Bog leader Erin Birgy, and drums, trumpet, trombone and signal processing by former Mega Bog member Derek Baron. We’re premiering the new song “To Be In Love,” which is a very pretty dose of atmospheric bedroom pop led by Matt’s angelic falsetto. Listen below.

Matt is also touring, including a few NYC shows. He plays Trans-Pecos tonight (9/18) with Hoop, Harmony Tividad (of Girlpool), and Plutoness (tickets); Wonders of Nature on 9/27 with Ora Cogan (more info); and Wonders of Nature on 11/7 with Orindal labelmates Lisa/Liza and folk legend Ed Askew (more info). All dates are listed below.

Matt Bachmann

Tracklist
Drive (2:43)
To Be in Love (2:44)
Thirty Days (4:21)
Too Much Today (4:30)
A Pool of Water Left Untouched (4:37)
Crushin’ (2:51)
Who’s With Me Tonight (4:18)
Shadows (3:51)
Hi Beams (5:14)
Unconditional Love (Song for My Mother) (2:46)

Matt Bachmann — 2018 Tour Dates
9/18 Queens, NY- Trans Pecos
9/27 Brooklyn, NY- Wonders of Nature
9/28 Philadelphia, PA- Super Whimpy HQ
9/29 Pittsburgh, PA- Mr. Roboto Project
10/1 Chicago, IL- Flood House
10/2 Kansas City, MO- The Garrison
10/3 Fayetteville, AR- Backspace
10/4 Houston, TX- Leon’s Lounge
10/6 Austin, TX- Radio Coffee
10/13 Albuquerque, NM- TBA
10/17 Tuscon, AZ- Owls Club
10/18 Pheonix, AZ- Trunk Space
10/19 29 Palms, CA- TBA
10/20 San Diego, CA- TBA
10/21 Los Angeles, CA- Vast Lab
10/22 Santa Cruz, CA- TBA
10/23 Oakland, CA- Space Station
10/25 Eugene, OR- TBA
10/26 Portland, OR- Specks Records
10/27 Olympia, WA- Chez Puget
10/28 Bellingham, WA- Alternative Library
10/29 Vancouver, BC- Redgate
10/31 Friday Harbor, WA- Alchemy Arts
11/2 Seattle, WA- Hot Yoga
11/3 Missoula, MT- ZACC
11/5 Minneapolis, MN- House Show
11/6 Chicago, IL- The Burlington
11/7 Columbus, OH- TBA
11/17 Brooklyn, NY- Wonders of Nature w/ Lisa/Liza, Ed Askew Band

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