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Posted: 10 Apr 08, 01:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not sure if any of you are fans of Matthew Sweet, but if you are at all interested:

Matthew Sweet to let the Sunshine out this summer
Writer: Nikki King
News, Published online on 08 Apr 2008

On July 22, Shout! Factory will release Matthew Sweet's 10th studio album, Sunshine Lies, with tour news reportedly on the horizon.

“When it rocks, it rocks hard with lots of attitude,” Sweet told CMJ, speaking about the upcoming album. “Then again, it's really very melodic overall, with plenty of dreamy jangling psychedelic poppiness.”

It's been 17 years since Girlfriend propelled Sweet out of the Athens, Ga., music scene and onto the charts. Aside from his most recent offering, Under the Covers, Vol. 1, recorded with pal Susanna Hoffs, Sweet seems to be proficient at creative dabbling.

His artistic endeavors in ceramics and offering said breakthrough album as a score for a musical (called—naturally—Girlfriend) are only Sweet's most recent activities of note. Back up to 2003, when Sweet teamed up with Shawn Mullins and Pete Droge for a spell to create '90s-alt-rock supergroup The Thorns. Not to mention the album he wrote entirely for fans in Japan, or his incredibly brief stint (alongside Hoffs) in pseudo-psychedelic rock “outfit” (the kind of outfit Austin Powers might enjoy, perhaps?) Ming Tea.

All puns using his last name considered (and hereafter banned from this article), be sure visit Sweet's MySpace to check out the badass first track from Sunshine Lies. No, really: it's called "Badass."

Sunshine Lies tracklisting:
1. Byrdgirl
2. Flying
3. Feel Fear
4. Sunrise Eyes
5. Sunshine Lies
6. Badass
7. Daisychain
8. Stick It
9. Meltdown
10. Back Of My Mind
11. Burn Through Love
12. Pleasure Is Mine
13. Time Machine
14. Let's Love
15. When You're Gone
16. Could You Need Me?

This is going to be great!

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