Alternative / Folk / Indie
Soul-baring singer/songwriter Matt Maeson hails from Virginia Beach, VA, where his parents played in Christian heavy-metal bands, and he was barred from listening to rock on the radio. Maeson grew up traveling with his parents' outreach ministry, gaining unlikely experience by performing in prisons and biker rallies. He himself fell into drugs, and then into jail, eventually getting out and working construction for 12 hours a day while doing community service on his days off. While his parents may not approve, rock influences like Johnny Cash, Kurt Cobain and Jeff Buckley radiate through his alternative/indie sound. These inflections come alive on Maeson's debut single "Cringe," which combines the stark urgency of his past with catchy pop songwriting. "Cringe" is lifted off Maeson's debut EP, Who Killed Matt Maeson, which follows the artist's first headlining US tour presented by Communion, founded by Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett. Maeson drove from venue to venue alone in a humble Hyundai, creating the EP's six songs on the road. Who Killed Matt Maeson includes the stand out confessional "Me And My Friends Are Lonely," which was written on a whiskey-infused night of loneliness in the middle of Iowa.Upon the release of 'The Hearse' EP, Maeson followed 2017 runs with Jaymes Young and Vallis Alps with his biggest tour to date opening for Bishop Briggs, as well as his major festival debuts at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Forecastle this summer.
March 20, 2019 Don't miss LÉON, Smino, lovelytheband, and so many more on tour this spring!
Author: Maxamillion Polo
March 11, 2019 Matt Maeson’s long-awaited debut album, Bank On The Funeral, is shaping up to be one of the most heart-rending projects of the year.
Author: Maxamillion Polo
February 17, 2019 The poignant track is accompanied by a surreal music video, the announcement of Maeson’s first headlining tour, and the news of his long-awaited debut album.
Author: Maxamilion Polo
February 15, 2019 This week’s playlist additions include Dennis Lloyd’s valiant return, August 08 and Smino’s harmonious collaboration, Matt Maeson’s ode to life on the lonely road, and much more.
Author: Yasmin Damoui
Genre: Alternative / Experimental / Rock
From: Rockaway Beach, NY
Related Artists: Foals, Oweb Rabbit, Bishop Briggs
Genre: Indie-Pop / Pop / Soul
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Related Artists: Broods, Phoebe Ryan, MØ
Genre: Electronic / Indie
From: Los Angeles, CA
Related Artists: Purity Ring, FKA Twigs, SOHN
Genre: Alternative / Folk
From: Nashville, TV
Related Artists: Twenty One Pilots, Rend Collective, The Avett Brothers