Matthew Sweet preps new LP (stream “Country Girl”), touring w/ Tommy Keene — win tix to the NYC show!
Matthew Sweet is releasing his first album in six years, a 17-song double album titled Tomorrow Forever, this week via his own Honeycomb Hideout label. Matthew made the album at his new Black Squirrel Submarine studio in his native Omaha, NB, and the record features his longtime rhythm section of Paul Chastain and Ric Menck (both of Velvet Crush), as well as the Bangles' Debbi Peterson and a "keyboard cameo" from The Zombies' Rod Argent. The songs were written following the death of his mother, and soul-searching themes permeate the record. But musically this is the Matthew Sweet you know, with chiming guitars, and soaring melodies/harmonies. Those qualities are evident in "Country Girl," which makes its premiere in this post. Listen below.
You can preorder Tomorrow Forever today (iTunes / Amazon), and you can also catch him on tour with Tommy Keene, which is about a good a match as you can imagine. Dates start in July and, he'll play NYC's City Winery on September 10. Tickets are on sale but if you'd like to go for free, we're giving away a pair. For your chance to win, just comment on this post or tweet the following: “I want to see Matthew Sweet at City Winery @BrooklynVegan http://bit.ly/2sufe6b".
Matthew's got a bunch of other NYC-area shows as well: Hudson, NY's Club Helsinki on September 20 (tickets); Westchester's Tarrytown Music Hall on September 22 (tickets); Port Washington's Landmark on Main Street on September 23 (tickets) and NJ's South Orange PAC on September 24 (tickets).
All dates are listed below.
MATTHEW SWEET - 2017 TOUR DATES
SA 7/08 Omaha NE – The Waiting Room
SU 7/09 Omaha NE – The Waiting Room
TU 7/11 Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club
WE 7/12 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
TH 7/13 Chicago, IL – City Winery
FR 7/14 Chicago, IL – City Winery
SA 7/15 Springfield, IL – Bedrock 66 Music Fest
SU 7/16 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill Duck Room
TU 7/18 Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads
TH 7/20 Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater
FR 7/21 Austin, TX – 3TEN Austin City Limits Live
SA 7/22 Austin, TX – 3TEN Austin City Limits Live
SU 7/23 Houston TX – Heights Theatre
TU 7/25 Jackson MS – Duling Hall
WE 7/26 Atlanta, GA – City Winery
TH 7/27 Atlanta, GA – City Winery
FR 7/28 Nashville, TN – City Winery
SA 7/29 Louisville KY – Headliners
TU 8/15 Los Angeles, CA – Echo
WE 8/16 San Diego, CA – Casbah
FR 8/18 San Francisco, CA – Independent
SU 8/20 Portland, OR – Doug Fir
MO 8/21 Seattle, WA – Triple Door
TH 9/07 Alexandria, VA – Birchmere
FR 9/08 Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage
SU 9/10 NYC - City Winery.
WE 9/13 Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall
TH 9/14 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
FR 9/15 Brownfield, ME – Stone Mountain
SA 9/16 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
SU 9/17 Norfolk, CT – Infinity Hall
MO 9/19 Fall River, MA – Narrows Center for the Arts
WE 9/20 Hudson, NY – Club Helsinki
TH 9/21 Wilmington, DE – The Queen
FR 9/22 Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall
SA 9/23 Port Washington, NY – Landmark on Main Street
SU 9/24 South Orange, NJ – SOPAC