November 30, 2011

Hear New Sound: Matt LeMay's "A Portrait of the Man" / "What Would Change"

Matt LeMay is a name you might recognize if you've read up on a fair share of music journalism over the past several years or are a fan of the now-defunct indie rock band Get Him Eat Him -- He's currently a senior contributing writer for Pitchfork and has gotten his foot wet in the music scene as the frontman of the aforementioned band. However, it now looks like the NYC-based renaissance man will be stamping his real name on music instead of keeping it within the realms of criticism on his very own solo output. The single "A Portrait of the Man" and it's b-side "What Would Change" are the first two releases under the Matt LeMay sound signature, and as does the way these things tend to work in this interwoven world, it should probably come as no surprise that the tracks feature another fellow journalist / indie rocker on recording duty: Nick Sylvester, drummer of 2011 Best Breakthrough Artist honorees, Mr. Dream. With his assistance, LeMay puts together two very solid power pop listens that have AwkwardSound hearing parallels between his work and that of 100% Fun-era Matthew Sweet. Lyrically prolific, it certainly shows that Mr. LeMay is a wordsmith in more than just one way...

Matt LeMay - "A Portrait of the Man" b / w "What Would Change"

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