Story in Song, Song in Story: New Music from The Matthew Show Out Today

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With an incisive blend of songs and spoken interviews, the idiosyncratic Texas-based artist puts a fresh spin on rock narrative.

U.S. independent label Wampus Multimedia introduces 'february,' the sophomore release from Texas-based art-pop collective the matthew show.

Sardonic yet compassionate, this tuneful, idiosyncratic work lands at the intersection of documentary and classic pop. Songwriter and producer Matthew Broyles, moved by the uncertain state of his and his friends' lives, examines hope, regret, and fickle truth, leading lively interviews in pursuit of George Orwell's "power of facing unpleasant facts."

What emerges is a deft portrait of five adults on the cusp of middle age, each asking, "Is this all there is?" In reply, Broyles explores and exposes their lives in a patchwork of word and song. Calling on the support of a stellar cast, he cajoles and enlightens, crafting a vivid and jarringly universal portrayal of contemporary life.

Mastered by Arthur Winer at Canaveral Skies, 'february' joins a Wampus Multimedia roster that includes new and imminent releases from tvfordogs, The Crowd Scene, Venus Flytrap, Kowtow Popof, and Arms of Kismet, as well as 'Hurry Home Early: the Songs of Warren Zevon,' to which the matthew show contributed a version of Zevon's "Mohammed's Radio."

Wampus Multimedia is an independent media label run by artists, for artists. Its credo is simple: to introduce the world to bold content rendered by visionary artists. It is home to a growing roster from a variety of genres, including pop, AAA, Americana, alternative, ambient, blues and folk.

'February' is available at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and other fine stores.

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